The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has named local Bahamian Chartered Accountant, John S. Bain, as the winner of the 2007 ACCA Achievement Award for the Americas. The ACCA Achievement Awards recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to developing the accounting and finance profession. The awards are based on merit and given to individuals whose contribution deserves global recognition and whose efforts reflects ACCA core value of accountability, diversity, innovation, integrity and opportunity.

John S Bain, managing director of John S Bain Chartered Forensic Accountants, a firm specializing in forensic and investigative reporting, fraud investigations, asset recovery, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. Bain was among the first of 33 candidates worldwide to obtain a Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery (CSAR) designation from the International Association for Asset Recovery (IAAR), an organization for professionals who work to recover assets wrongfully held by others. In 2007 he received the UK-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Lifetime Achievement Award for the Americas.

The Board of Regents of the Association of Fraud Examiners(ACFE) recently announced that Bahamian chartered forensic accountant John Bain was appointed to its Advisory Council for 2011 and beyond. As a member of the Advisory Council, Bain, the principal at John S. Bain, Chartered Forensic Accountants and the vice president of the ACFE Bahamas Chapter, will be participating in reviews, surveys and professional development activities that are on the cutting edge of fraud prevention and detection. His contribution will help shape future course materials, seminars, workshops and products of the ACFE, while also giving insight into the changing world of fraud education and training.