Bain Specially Selected as Key Contributor in ACCA Webinar

John Bain is pictured with Helen Perkins, Head of Strategy Communications for the ACCA.

Bahamian Forensic Accountant John Bain has been specially selected to participate in a defining webinar hosted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to develop the organisation’s integrated report as part of a pilot program initiated by the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC).

Bain, the first Bahamian elected to the ACCA’s International Assembly, has been hand selected as an integral member of a small group of ACCA International Assembly representatives invited to participate in the webinar organized to outline high-level issues the ACCA has identified as being of greatest importance to its 140,000 members in 170 countries. The IIRC in its new approach to corporate reporting aims to establish a globally accepted reporting framework that allows for direct linkage between an organization’s strategy, governance and financial performance and the social, environmental and economic context within which it operates. It is a move that could impact how thousands of organisations report everything from revenue to achievements in a comparable way to allow at-a-glance review.

Bain has served as chair of the e-professional session of the ACCA’s International Assembly, the organisation’s annual meeting in 2011. In his capacity as an International Assembly representative, Mr. Bain represents Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, St. Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent, Turks and Caicos, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands.

Winner of the 2007 ACCA Achievement Award for the Americas, Bain assists attorneys, individuals and companies involved in civil litigation matters that involve financial crimes, disputes over shares, partnerships, debt or other financial issues. As the principal of JSB & Associates, a boutique firm of Chartered and Forensic Accountants in Nassau, he works with some of the top law firms in the country and his findings have been pivotal in civil and criminal legal matters.

Diane Phillips & Associates