In a bid to continuously build capacities in the accounting profession, the Institute of Certified Accountants of Rwanda (iCPAR) has conducted the 10th accounting professional examinations for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Accounting Technician (CAT).
The 10thiCPAR CPA and CAT examinations were conducted from 5th to 9th June 2017 at three different centres i.e. Kigali Independent University (ULK), Nyagatare and Huye Campuses of the University of Rwanda (UR).
A total of 1071 students offered to sit for CPA examinations at different Levels while 319 students offered to sit for CAT examinations in June 2017. The overall pass rates of CAT and CPA is increasing due to appropriate preparedness by students and better and adequate tuition providers.
A total of Ten (10) candidates completed CPA (R) qualification while thirty (30) candidates completed the CAT (R) qualification. The Institute is committed towards increasing the number of qualified accountants needed by the Rwandan economy and fill the existing gap as identified by the 2008 World Bank Report, and meet the Vision 2020 in particular the development of adequate skilled human resources in Accountancy profession for Rwanda and the wider region.
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (iCPAR) has called on all students sitting for June 2017 examination and those who completed different Levels and sub Levels of CAT and CPA, towards completing the CPA and CAT professional qualifications, since it is possible to pass all papers.
The June 2017 CPA and CAT examinations were conducted by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (iCPAR).
iCPAR is also a member of the Panafrican Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and Associate member of the International Federation of Accounting (IFAC).