Welcome to ABWA Official Website

Mr Victor  Tanwone, CPA
President ABWA

Mr Yacouba TRAORE

Vice President

Chief Davison C. S. Alaribe
Treasurer ABWA

Abel Aigbodion Asein, PhD, FCCA,FCA
Executive Secretary


    To effectively lead the development of the accountancy profession in the West African sub-region in the public interest


    To promote the growth of and strengthen the accountancy profession in West Africa such that it remains a valued partner in the building of strong, sustainable organizations and financial markets for the development of the region’s economy while acting in the public interest.


    To achieve the foregoing, ABWA will strive to
    I. Build a strong and highly motivated professional workforce in its secretariat;
    II. Encourage and support member-PAOs and through them, the professionally trained accountants, to imbibe and manifestly exhibit the values of:

    a. Competence/Expertise by adopting the life-long learning concept of continuous professional development (CPD) after licensing/ certification as required by IFAC SMOs;
    b. Integrity: professional accountants must consistently act objectively and in the public interest at all times;
    c. Transparency: professional accountants must be straight forward and open in their dealings with clients, employers and the public at large; and

    d. Demonstrate exemplary Ethical Conduct as set out from time to time by IFAC IESBA (International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants).

    ABWA will reinforce the professional accountants’ pursuit of and adherence to these core values which will be enshrined in the ABWA code of ethics to be agreed by all its member-PAOs. Although, ABWA has adopted IFAC’s code of ethics, but this can be adapted to fit the local environment without compromising its requirements.

    ABWA is conscious of the fact that its membership is made up of professional accountancy organisations recognised by law as national organisations/ accounting bodies that regulate and administer the profession of accountancy in their respective countries. Thus it shall encourage its member-PAOs to enforce discipline, adherence to best practices and high ethical standards from all professional accountants in both the public and private sectors, in the public interest. It will also partner with ECOWAS Commission, individual national governments and all bodies set up statutorily to regulate and govern accounting and financial reporting issues globally. It will partner with other stakeholders to promote, foster and sustain economic development in the West African region.




ECOWAS, ABWA Conclude Joint Accountancy Congress in Bakau

The Economic Community of West African States, in short ECOWAS, and the Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA) on Friday, 6 December concluded a two-day joint accountancy Congress hosted by The Gambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (GICA).

The congress, held at a local hotel in Bakau, brought together professional accountants from all the ECOWAS member states, including resource persons, to discuss issues under the theme,”Accounting for Stewardship and Sustainable Development”


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