CA.Jose K.V

Chairman

Beloved Senior Members and Professional Colleagues

Wish you all a prosperous and peaceful New Year 2023, hope that you all had a wonderful Xmas and New Year Celebrations.

The month of December was very productive and filled with many activities at Ernakulam Branch.  We conducted a one-day programme on Peer Review, Code of Ethics, Engagement quality and documentation. Peer Review is mandatory for those firms who conduct statutory audit of listed companies as of now. It will be applicable to those practicing units with 5 or more partners from 01 April 2023,  practicing units with 4 or more partners from 01 April 2024 and  practicing units with 3 or more partners / undertaking audit of branches of public sector banks  from 01 April 2025. As per these requirements, it is quite evident that Peer Review would be a mandatory obligation for all firms within three   years. Hence, this is the right juncture to equip ourselves and get our firms peer reviewed before the specified date. We are planning to conduct a Peer Review Training programme organized by Peer Review Board (PRB) at the Ernakulam Branch on 12th January 2023. This programme will be useful for those members who wish to join as Peer Reviewer with PRB, ICAI as well as for those members who are planning to get their firms Peer Reviewed.

A workshop was also conducted for our members on Time Saving Audit Tool in MS – Excel and Tally in our computer lab.  

Numerous other CPE Programmes were also organized on various subjects such as Statement of Financial Transactions under the Income Tax Act, GST on bank sector compliances in banking perspective, GST on recent developments and Feasibility study and preparation of business plan.

We celebrated our 55th Formation Day on 01 December 2022. CA Venugopal C. Govind, founder secretary of our branch, inaugurated the celebrations. The distinguished founders of the branch and the past leaders were remembered with gratitude on the occasion.  We conducted CPE programmes, organized blood donation camp and contributed rice as part of our social responsibility progamme to an orphanage which is engaged in taking care of the mentally weak destitute.

The Managing Committee members and many of our branch members attended the 54th Regional Conference of SIRC of ICAI at Hyderabad on 09 & 10th of December. Our branch was honoured during the valedictory session for fielding the largest contingent of participants from far end places.

During the month of December, we conducted joint programmes with other trade bodies/ organisations. Collaborative sessions were conducted with Income Tax Department, Cochin Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Cochin Centre of Building Association of India.

We also conducted a career counselling programme for Under Graduate students of SCMS School of Technology and Management, Kalamassery during this month.

The festival season of Christmas was celebrated with much fanfare along with Members, Branch Staff, Students and Faculty members at branch during a CPE seminar.  

We also conducted a foot ball tournament for our branch members. Our branch will be participating in the First All Kerala Football Tournament hosted by Trichur branch on 14th January 2023

Our student’s association, SICASA conducted many programmes during the duration. All Kerala CA Students Cultural Fest 2022 – EKAH 2022 was conducted on 4th December at ICAI Bhawan. Various competitions and cultural programmes were organised at the cultural fest. As part of ICAI National Talent Search, Debate, Chess and Essay writing competitions were conducted at the branch. Various seminars, Football quiz competition, Treasure hunt competition, Doctors talk and  programme on ‘Be a Better Communicator’ were some of the events conducted by SICASA.

Our branch will be hosting a Mega CA Students conference on 11 and 12th of January 2023 at Gokulam Convention Centre, Kaloor. I request all the members to encourage your students to attend this Mega programme.

A seminar on Union Budget has been scheduled to be held in the second week of February 2023.

  As I conclude, let me remind  you once again to contribute generously to the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Fund (CABF). You may make your payments through the Self Service Portal. All members contributing Rs.10,000/- or more will be specially recognised during one of our major events.

I and the entire managing committee is thankful to each one of you for holding our hands in our times of need and for being our constructive partners and associates through the bygone year. We are looking forward to your continued support and patronage in 2023 too.

 

Jai Hind, Jai ICAI

CA K. V. Jose

Chairman

 

 

 

 


ABOUT US

The First Branch of the Southern India Regional Council of ICAI in Kerala, the Ernakulam Branch, was set up on 1st December 1967. It is the largest Branch in the State with more than 2300 members and more than 8000 students.

CONTACT US

  0484-2362027, 2910650, 2910651

  • Ernakulam Branch of SIRC of ICAI
    ICAI Bhawan, Diwan's Road,
    Ernakulam- 682016

  • ernakulam@icai.org