INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(Established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA
Theme: Rethinking PFM in Africa – Towards Good Financial Governance
Venue: Leisure Lodge Beach & Golf Resort, Diani Beach (South Coast) – Mombasa, Kenya
Date: 24th– 26th April 2019
African governments continually recognize the value for reforming management of public finances. The objective of these various reforms initiated are geared towards the attainment of discipline in managing public funds, reduction of corruption, improvement of service delivery, enhancing transparency and accountability in the public sector, promoting economic growth and the attainment of long-term objectives such as the sustainable development goals.
The focus on public finance management is motivated by donor conditions, increasing need for transparent and open governments, enhanced legal framework guiding public finance management and the strong advocacy for citizen participation in government projects and budget making process.
As part of the reforms, countries are supposed to adopt IPSAS as the basis of preparing financial statements for government which should culminate in the consolidation of financial statements for the entire government. Further, the use of automation through IFMIS has been adopted by African governments to enhance efficiency in the utilization of public funds. The success of these reforms is yet to be fully realized despite rigorous efforts.
In a series of ICPAK CPD events, this conference has been organized to deeply discuss the thematic areas herein:
- The Place of Public Participation in PFM – Is Effective Participation Achievable?
- Fiscal Accountability and Transparency – Re-looking at the Role of the Legislature
- PFM Reforms and Budgeting – Evidence from Kenyan Devolved Units
- Automation of Public Sector Audits and PFM – A Case of the Office of the Auditor General, Kenya
- Revisiting the IPSAS journey – A Continental Perspective
- Transparency in Public Debt Management – Is It a Fallacy?
- PFM and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Opportunities and Challenges
- Government Consolidated Financial Statements – A Review of the Kenyan Status and Shallenges
- Public Debt Contracts in Africa – Are They a Trap?
- Tax Reforms for Economic Growth – Evidence from Kenya
- The Effect of Customs Unions in Regional Economic Growth – A Look at the East African Community
- Effectiveness of Legal Frameworks in Realization of PFM reforms Objectives – A Look at South Africa
- Effective Governance for Good Public Finance Management – A Case for Rwanda
Governors, Deputy Governors, Members of County Assembly, Senators, County Executives Committee members, Government Accounting Officers, Public Finance Officers, Chief Finance Officers, and other professionals and representatives of civil societies and development partners in Africa and beyond.
3. CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS
Members of ICPAK and those from other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 20 CPD units upon successfully attending all conference sessions.
4. NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING AUTHORITY (NITA) REIMBURSEMENT
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke).
5. PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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6. CHARGES (16% VAT Inclusive)
|Details||Early Bird Rate
(Booking and Payment received by 9th April 2019)
(Booking and payment received after 9th April 2019)
|Associate Members/Accounting Trainees||Kshs. 50,000 per Delegate||Kshs. 60,000 per Delegate|
|Kenyan based Members/ACCA Members and IFAC PAOs||Kshs. 65,000 per Delegate||Kshs. 70,000 per Delegate|
|Non-Member||Kshs. 70,000 per Delegate||Kshs. 75,000 per Delegate|
|International Delegates||USD 710||USD 760|