I have watched with the greatest pleasure the development of accounting and auditing in Ukraine, in the years since I first visited Kyiv twenty years ago, What a transformation ! And it should always be remembered that although the profession is often seen as no more than technical, it is in fact a contribution to the efficient use of the nation’s financial resources, so that more funds can be provided for all the things which lead to a better life for everyone.


I am sure your Forum will be another significant step in the direction of the professional development of the Ukrainian accountants and auditors. I wish all participants a fruitful and pleasant work. 



David Damant

  • Director of the European Institute of Financial Directors, Chairman of the Council
  • Member of the Board 1984 – 2000, International Accounting Standards Committee.
  • Chair 2004 – 2010, Consultative Advisory Group, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board