Mining firm helps staff become an accountant


PORGERA Joint Venture (PJV) Accountant Stanford Tokoya is the first Porgeran employee to become a certified practising accountant (CPA).
“I feel satisfied and proud with my achievement,” he said.
“This adds value to my accounting profession.”
From Kairik, Tokoya is with the PJV finance department, where he has been working after graduating from Pacific Adventist University (PAU) in 2012 with majors in management and accounting.
PJV also sponsored his four-year tertiary studies at PAU.
Tokoya obtained his CPA Papua New Guinea (CPA PNG) membership on Oct 25 last year after successfully completing the required modules offered by CPA PNG over four years.
He began his career as a graduate accountant with PJV in 2013 and took up CPA courses in 2014, juggling work and studies at the same time.
Tokoya completed the courses successfully last year. “It was difficult working and studying at the same time,” he said.
Tokoya took up eight courses related to general accounting practice in PNG and overseas, which are offered in accordance with international accounting standards (IAS) and international financial reporting standards (IFRS) and approved by the international accounting standards board (IASB).
He said those modules enhanced an accountant’s technology and scepticism skills.
Tokoya thanked PJV for sponsoring him to complete his tertiary education, and also for the latest feat in his career – becoming a CPA.
“I see education as the greatest investment for future generations of Porgera and I thank PJV for sponsoring and providing trainings for locals,” he said.
Tokoya now has his eyes set on becoming a member of certified practising accountant (CPA) of Australia.