The Host: The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda




The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) is the national regulatory body for professional accountants in Uganda mandated to maintain the standard of accountancy in Uganda and to prescribe and regulate the conduct of Accountants in Uganda as per the Accountants Act, 2013.

The Umbrella Body: Pan Africa Federation of Accountants





The Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA)/Fédération Panafricaine des Experts-Comptables (FEPEC) was launched at an event held in Dakar, Senegal, on May 5, 2011. The event was hosted by Ordre National des Experts Comptables et Comptables Agrées du Sénégal (ONECCA) with the support of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the World Bank.

PAFA is a non-profit organisation whose objectives are to:

  • Provide a forum for co-operation and assistance among African professional accountancy organisations for the further advancement of the status of the accountancy profession;
  • Provide encouragement for and assistance with the formation and development of national professional accountancy organisations in Africa;
  • Engage in the development and enhancement of the accountancy profession in the African continent through participation in the development and the dissemination of the standards, guidelines and other pronouncements of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the independent standard-setting boards under the auspices of the International Federation of Accountants (hereinafter referred to as “IFAC”) and the establishment and implementation of appropriate strategies and work programmes;
  • Promote the development of common technical, ethical and educational guidelines for the accountancy profession in Africa;
  • engage national governments, regional trading and economic blocs and development organisations in the development of the accountancy profession in the African continent;
  • Facilitate the development of a continental approach to accounting education and training by way of shared curricula and expertise;
  • Share and exchange information and best practices on technical matters, regulatory frameworks and corporate governance principles;
  • Identify and highlight challenges affecting the accounting profession in the African continent and formulate proposals towards the solution of these challenges;
  • provide African accountants with a platform for the exchange of relevant significant information on the accountancy profession;
  • Work in co-operation with other organisations whose development efforts may be complementary to that of PAFA;
  • Communicate with and participate in the work of IFAC and IASB boards and committees in agreed areas and
  • liaise with other international and regional organisations; and
  • Influence and represent the African accountants in international accounting and other organisations.

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