Mr Linroy J. Marshall
Mr Linroy J. Marshall, FCA, MSc. (Accounting) was elected as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) for the year 2003/2004, following the 38th Annual General Meeting of the Institute on July 23rd at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Mr Marshall was previously elected Vice President in 2001 and re-elected in 2002. He was first elected to Council in 1998.
A partner of KPMG since 1992, Mr Marshall is Chairman of the Future of the Profession Committee of the Institute as well as KPMG Jamaica's Professional Practice Committee (with responsibility for quality assurance). He also serves as a member of the Institute's Current Affairs, Audit Practice and Admissions Committees.
He is a financial services industry specialist and has considerable experience in the audit of commercial banks and other financial services companies. He has held leadership roles in statutory audits of government statutory bodies, manufacturing and trading companies and in financial institutions.
As President, Mr Marshall believes that, "the key area of focus will be to ensure that the local profession is fully prepared for the increasing liberalization of trade in services which will result from the implementation of the treaty establishing a Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) as well as negotiations for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO)." Emphasis will also be placed on advancing the process for improving quality assurance through peer review and monitoring as well as the implementation and use of international standards, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA).
A Fellow of the Institute, Mr Marshall holds a Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Mona and completed the Uniform Examinations of the AICPA (as a registered student of the Colorado State Board of Accountancy) in 1988.
Mr Marshall is a member of the Board of Governors of the Jamaica Theological Seminary, member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Students Christian Fellowship and Scripture Union, Deputy Chairman, Church Council, Treasurer, and lay-preacher and teacher at the First Missionary Church (FMC). In addition, he is Chairman of Thatch House (an inner city skills training project) - a subsidiary of FMC.
Linroy is a member of the Liguanea Club and the UWI Guild of Graduates. He enjoys reading, walking and gardening.