Honourary Membership in CIFA is conferred on professionals who have distinguished themselves in the field of Forensic Accounting and associated practices, as leaders and exemplars in their own rites.
David Simpson is the Founder and Managing Director of Prestige Accounting Inc. – a professional accountancy and finance training and service company established in April 2000. Over the past 16 years he has managed the company’s operations in Barbados and regionally. During this period the company has become a Platinum Approved Learning Provider of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and has received awards from the Small Business Association and the ACCA in recognition of its contribution to professional services and training.
David was admitted to the membership of the ACCA in December 2003 and became a Fellow of the Association in December 2008. He was admitted to the membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB) in April 2004, and was elected to its Council in 2005, and has served as Chairman of the Student & Member Services Committee, Treasurer, Vice-President, and most recently President from May 2012 to May 2014.
He currently chairs its Communications committee and also serves as ICAB’s director to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean (ICAC).
Mr. Simpson has spent over 15 years in the audit and accounting fields working with Brian F. Griffith & Co. Chartered Accountants and the Fair Trading Commission in Barbados, prior to taking up full time management of his businesses. He oversees the delivery of a range of services including client accounting services, accountancy, finance and business training, capacity building, financial planning and has provided professional services to the Governments of Barbados and British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Development Bank, CARTAC and several private companies.
David has also served as Treasurer of the Small Business Association and Chairman of the Small Business Venture Capital Inc. and is currently a Director of the Barbados Entrepreneurship Foundation and Fortress Fund Managers in Barbados and Treasurer of the ICAC.