1336 candidates register for the 11th accounting professional examinations

On 29 November 2017 at 10:53

In a bid to continuously build capacities in the accounting profession, the Institute of Certified Accountants of Rwanda (iCPAR) has conducted the 11th accounting professional examinations for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT).

The 11th iCPAR CPA and CAT examinations are being conducted from 27th November to 1st December 2017 at two different centers: Kigali Independent University (ULK) and Huye Campus of the University of Rwanda (UR).

A total of 1336 candidates are registered for December examinations where 911 candidates registered to sit for CPA examinations while 425 candidates registered to sit for CAT examinations in December 2017.

As the Professional Accountancy Organization mandated by law to regulate the Accounting profession in Rwanda with one of its mandate to organize and conduct relevant examinations, iCPAR aims at producing a critical mass of qualified professional accountants for Rwanda Market and the region.

The Institute is committed to produce critically a mass of qualified accountants needed by the Rwandan economy and filling the existing gap as identified by numerous needs assessments like the 2015 ROSC A&A, among others.

Currently a total of 19 candidates completed CPA - Rwanda qualification while 31 candidates completed the CAT -Rwanda qualification.

Quality accountants are at the heart of the development of Capital Markets, you need reliable and credible financial information to build investor confidence, enhance economic development and increase attractiveness of a country’s investment climate thereby encouraging inflows of foreign direct investments (FDI) and general business development.

Therefore, It is important for the public and private sector in Rwanda to realize the importance of hiring professional accountants who are registered and hence regulated and have this as a prerequisite to being considered for employment.

ICPAR is also a member of the Panafrican Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and Associate member of the International Federation of Accounting (IFAC).

Kigali Independent University (ULK), among campuses where examinations are to be held