Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda Holds 13th Graduation Ceremony

Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda Holds 13th Graduation Ceremony

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) held its 13th graduation ceremony on 10th March 2023 at Hotel Africana.

At the ceremony, qualifications were awarded to graduands of the Certified Public Accountants of Uganda [CPA(U)], the Certified Tax Advisor (CTA) and the Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD) courses.

13th graduation

The graduands completed their studies between 2020 – 2022, a period covering 8 examinations diets. 998 graduands: 916 CPA(U), 27 CTA, and 55 ATD.

Cumulatively, since the inception of each course, 4,805 have completed CPA, 77 have completed CTA, and 1,825 students have completed ATD.

Candidates who have not yet completed their courses, but performed best in various subjects were also awarded. The graduation ceremony is significant because, from it, aspiring professional accountants are acknowledged as having completed the first step towards their journeys to becoming full Certified Public Accountants.

The growing Uganda economy is in dire need of Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to help in stewarding the resources of the country. However, the register of CPAs currently stands at approximately 4,000 only.

13th graduation

Therefore, it is through the professional accountancy education framework that aspiring accountants attain eligibility for enrolment as CPAs. According to the Accountants Act, 2013, one is eligible for enrolment as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) if one has acquired a professional accountancy qualification, and has attained at least three years of relevant accountancy experience.

CPAs are regulated by ICPAU, in the areas of professional competence and professional conduct and can therefore be trusted by employers and the public.

CPA Derick Nkajja, the Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of ICPAU noted that the attainment of ICPAU full membership confers several benefits upon an individual.

“Being a CPA enhances one’s credibility, as well as the public’s confidence in the individual,” said CPA Nkajja.

Read also: Understanding the significance of ICPAU qualifications | MORNING AT NTV

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