DeFreitas & Associates Professional Development Update

DeFreitas & Associates (D&A) proud to provide an update in its efforts in continuing professional development activities not only mandated by various professional accounting bodies but to ensure that clients are being served by professionally trained persons who are up-to-date with the most recent trends and changes in accounting and/or auditing standards.

On October 20 , 2016, Stanley DeFreitas, Stan DeFreitas and Indira Narine from D&A participated in a webinar hosted by the Taxlinked.net,  an online community for tax and law professionals, that was focused on the OECD's BEPS Action 13 (country-by-country reporting) and other international taxation issues in the Caribbean.

D&A would like to commend the Mateo Jarrin Cuvi, the panelists and Taxlinked.net for hosting a productive and insightful webinar.

In November 2016, Stanley DeFreitas, Stan DeFreitas and Indira Narine from D&A participated in a training sessions hosted by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Financial Intelligence Unit (SVG FIU),  that highlighted legislative changes as it relates to the Proceeds of Crime Act, No. 38 of 2013 (POCA 2013), the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Regulations,  and the repeal of theUnited Nations (Anti-Terrorism) Measures Act, Cap 183 of the Revised Laws of 2009  which was replaced by the Anti-Terrorist Financing and Proliferation Act, No. 14 of 2015 (Terrorism Act 2015).

The POCA 2013 and the  Terrorism Act 2015 contains a number of updates in relation to money laundering, regulatory, supervisory and enforcement provisions, reporting obligations, dealing with designated terrorist and persons suspected of Terrorism, terrorism financing, confiscation provisions and the introduction of civil recovery proceedings.

D&A would like to commend the SVG FIU for hosting a productive training session.

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