Secretary-General of the Authority of the Chartered Accountants (ACA) Ahmed Al-Mighmas has revealed that there are 167,000 non-Saudi accountants in the Kingdom, compared to 4,800 Saudis.

Speaking during an open meeting organized by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) on Tuesday, Mighmasi said contacts were currently being made with the Ministry of Labor and Social Development to Saudize the profession.

He expected the recruitment of accountants from abroad to be limited only to those with experience of more than three years in the field.