FCT-IRS gets ACCA employer status certification

By: Wisdom Acka

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) has been awarded the status of Approved Employer Recognition by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

FCT-IRS was accorded the recognition due to its efforts towards building a competent and durable workforce.

The certificate was presented to the Acting Executive Chairman, FCT-IRS, Haruna Abdullahi by ACCA Country Manager in Nigeria, Mr. Tom Isibor, at the Service’s Headquarters, Monday in Abuja.

Responding, Abdullahi expressed appreciation to the ACCA, stating that the recognition came timely and advantageous as it gives the Service an edge locally and globally, particularly in respect to capacity building.

He explained that, because ACCA was a global platform, such recognition was capable of taking the Service to the next level, saying that the Approved Employer Recognition was a big deal for staff and a huge responsibility to the Service to ensure that all staff are properly trained in order to maintain the standard and uphold FCT-IRS image.

The FCT-IRS boss, therefore, assured the ACA team of the continuous collaboration of the Service in building a “new public sector” equipped with skilled, diligent and competent employees.

“Undeniably, ACCA Approved Employer Recognition is a reputable and commendable feat to the Service, which provides an accessible benchmark for employee growth and development, thereby enabling all registered members’ automatic beneficiaries of the programme.

‘The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service in fulfilment of its mandate to establish a coherent and beneficial relationship between the Service and taxpayers in the FCT is elated by the enormous benefits, which the ACCA Approved Employer Recognition provides to the Service, especially as regards staff empowerment and training, he said.

“Also equipping tax administrators with relevant knowledge, training and professional certification is an investment towards ensuring seamless and effective tax process between taxpayers and tax officials with the sole aim of boosting revenue generation in the FCT,” Country manager added.

Earlier, Mr. Tom Isibor explained that the Approved Employer Recognition was an outstanding achievement packed with vast benefits, which the Service should and must explore.

He highlighted that the feat was an investment in human capital development, which gives the Service access to a robust network of members and communities across the world.

Isibor affirmed that the certification provides the Service access to ACCA collateral content and intellectual property, all in a bid to build a productive, competent and efficient workforce.