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    20 Thousand West Java Accountants Certified AFA


    BANDUNG-Facing the Economic Community of Asean (MEA) about 20 thousand accountants in West Java have been certified by the Assosiation Federations of Acountan (AFA).

    "It means that certification issued in Indonesia must be recognized by AFA. Accountants who can cross-border Asean countries are those who have been certified," said Chairman of the West Java Indonesian Institute of Accountants, Edi Jaenudin to reporters in Bandung, Saturday (22/7/2017).

    At the first time joined the AFA accountant who has been certified in West Java only 10 thousand accountants. Now, it has increased to 20 thousand certified accountants.

    Edi admitted, the number is still below other countries in ASEAN. Indonesia occupies the 4th position under Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

    "Indonesia is ranked 4th in the ASEAN level under Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia," he said.

    "Currently, about 20,000 certified accountants are recognized by AFA, which is close to Malaysia and Singapore, while Thailand has reached 60 thousand certified accountants," he added.

    According to Edi, professional accountant profession who has been certified in Indonesia is still minimal. Although the number of accountants that have not been certified already a lot. As an illustration, accounting graduates from universities both Diploma and Bachelor degree reach 3 thousand graduates.

    "Indeed, professional accountant means that accountants who already have a certificate is still minimal. For the personeel itself, we had enough already," he concluded. (MAT)

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