Accounting in Nicaragua Not Up to Date

The updating of accounting systems in Nicaraguan companies to international standards is too slow.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In Nicaragua there are approximately 30,000 professionals in public accounting and finance, but most of them are not trained in a continuous form.

According to the Association of Accountants of Nicaragua, universities have also been concerned about upgrading their academic programs in accounting.

From an interview published by, conducted by Wendy Alvarez Hidalgo with Freddy Solis Ibarra, president of the Court of Honor of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nicaragua:

According to Solis, universities are not updating their academic programs and proof of this is that students are still performing accounting operations on paper, when that method is obsolete. The problem is that now the whole operation is done using software that can be downloaded for free from the Internet.

"Nicaragua can say that it is progressing in terms of adoption of international accounting standards. Employers are slowly realizing the need to adapt to international standards. But obviously they are doing so with information that often comes to them from the outside with its international links, its parents, its funders, etc. which practically imposes an understanding of a new accounting framework for doing business. The problem is that in our system there are many contradictions with the international accounting framework ".

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