An independent professional body named "Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Maldives" is set to be established under the recently introduced the Chartered Accountants Bill.
According to the bill proposed by the government and sponsored by MP for Dhaandhoo constituency, Yaugoob Abdulla, once the bill comes into effect, an independent institution will be formed under the title of "Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Maldives".
As such, the institute will have the authority to press charges in addition to conducting communications in its own name.
The main objectives of this institute include regulating and developing the field of charted accountancy in the country, as well as facilitating the training and education of the institute's members. Additional objectives include ensuring training and education for charted accountants in both the private and public sectors of the country.
The institute's jurisdiction also covers the registration of accountants and other such services required of an accountancy institute. This will encompass protecting the interests of the institute's members while providing members with job opportunities abroad. Moreover, the institute will provide courses in financial accounting, management accounting, financial accounting standards in addition to audit and assurance courses.