The IAB and IFA hosted a conference on
international accounting standards (IAS) in the Russian capital Moscow
towards the end of 2003, in order to discuss training methodology.
The main speaker was Prof. Mike Harvey, IAB
president, who was accompanied by J. Malcolm Dean, IAB chief executive
and Hugh Laing, IAB vice president and a member of Council. The
conference included presentations on IAS development, training and
Professor Harvey expressed special thanks to Dr.
Igor Zhuravlev, the rector of the Institute for Professional Development
at Postgraduate-RAA for his work on IAB and IFA international programmes
development in Russia.
During December 2003, 400 Russian students sat for
IAB and IFA examinations with the support and participation of Russian
Academy for State Administration, overseen by Hugh Laing.
Students at Postgraduate-RAA have now been sitting
IAB examinations for more than 10 years, and recently celebrated their
jubilee, and many more are keen to continue doing so. "Lots of
Russian students want to continue their postgraduate training under IAB
and IFA programmes," says Dr Zhuralev, president and rector of
During their visit Mike Harvey and Hugh Laing also
met with Prof. Vladimir Egorov, president and rector of the Russian
Academy for State Administration, to discuss ongoing projects and future
developments involving IAB and IFA training programmes at the Academy.
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