Doyen of accounting, Pa Akintola Williams, dies aged 104

The foremost indigenous accounting icon Pa Akintola Williams is dead.

It was gathered that he died in his sleep in the early hours of Monday, aged 104.

Akintola Williams founded the Deloitte predecessor firm Akintola Williams & Co. in 1952 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Williams’ efforts, as well as those of another visionary in Africa, Howard Pim, helped put Africa on the map in the accounting world. Their legacies live on in Deloitte Africa.

He was a founding member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, and was president from 1963 to 1965.

He was also a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors.

He left CMS Grammar School in 1938. He was a strong pillar of support to O.G.S.and CMS Grammar School Lagos.

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He was a founding fathers and a Patron of MUSON, an institution that has empowered several hundreds of Nigerian youth through music education and performance.

Akintola was the country’s first indigenous chartered accountant, who pioneered Nigeria’s accounting profession.

Born in 1919, he was instrumental in developing the country’s financial sector.

The renowned accountant studied accounting at the University of London and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1947.

He returned to Nigeria and later set up his accounting firm, Akintola Williams & Co., now Deloitte & Touche, in 1952.

Williams was also a strong advocate for developing the accounting profession in Nigeria.

He was also a member of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors. Williams received many awards and honours, including the Order of the Federal Republic, OFR, and the Nigerian National Order of Merit, NNOM.

He was also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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