THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
Date:13th October 2017
Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: Meridian Hotel, Nairobi.
Theme: Accountants’ Greatest Concerns in 2017 and Beyond
Accountants working in small and medium-sized practices (SMPs) around the world are facing heightened staffing challenges, according to the latest survey by IFAC Global SMP. Attracting new clients, keeping up with new regulations/standards, and pressure to lower fees remain key challenges faced by SMPs.
As trusted business advisors to small- and medium-sized entities, a sector critical to global economic stability and growth, SMPs need to consider how they can best leverage technological advances to reduce costs and offer value-added services to meet clients’ changing demands and expectations.
As part of member professional development, ICPAK has organized this Associates’ Forum with a focus on:
- Career Planning and Development
Accountants aspiring to become multitalented leaders need to move beyond routine finance & accounting responsibilities. There’s need to have a broader perspective and a wider set of capabilities and skills. The accountancy profession has a critical role to play to ensure that professional accountants acquire and leverage the necessary technical knowledge and skills.
- Self-marketing and Networking Strategies
Accountants generate new business via referrals. Although accountants possess special expertise in what they do and can build trusting relationships with clients, they struggle with marketing/selling skills. For many accountants, projecting their expertise and their unique value is challenging.
- The future of the accounting profession
The accounting profession is evolving rapidly. Accountants today have skills and resources that accountants three to five years ago, only wished for. With technology and software solutions evolving, the future of accounting may be very different from the reality we see today. In this forum, we shall explore what the accounting industry will look like in a few years to come.
- Emerging Issues
The Company’s Act 2015 and Amendments 2017.
|Associate members, accounting students, aspiring accountants. Practicing members, experienced members and other professionals are highly encouraged to join this group for experiential learning purpose.|
|Associate Members||Ksh. 4,000|
|International Delegates||USDs 120|
Members in attendance will be awarded 7 CPD Hours. Online booking is ongoing at www.icpak.com