THE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF KENYA
(established under the Accountant Act, Laws of Kenya)
SMP Compliance Toolkit
Theme; Practical Challenges in Growing Small & Medium Audit Practice Firms
Date: 17th July 2018,
Venue: Sarova Panafric, Nairobi
Time: 9am to 4pm
It is always very exciting to start up and grow a business especially in the area of your professional competence. Accountancy is one such a profession. However, in the recent past, Auditing and Assurance services have been facing a number of challenges hence leading to a slow growth in number and members keen to becoming practitioners. This is more so after the passing of the new Companies Act 2015 that raised the bar for audit requirement. Most members start small firms characterized by inherent challenges and bottlenecks detrimental to growth.
In view of this, ICPAK has organized a one-day forum to induct new and upcoming practitioners in Small & Medium sized firms on matters that affect practice firm professionalism, growth and development. The forum will facilitate knowledge sharing, networking and exchange of ideas among audit and accounting practitioners in order to enable them acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in diverse areas of SMP operations.
The Institute has lined up practicing subject matter experts to deliver, guide and steer discussions on topics that best support establishing, managing and growing successful audit firms and accounting practices.
Some of the areas to be covered include:
- Practice Management Guide for SMP
- Module 1- Planning for your Firm.
- Module 2- Practice Models, Associations and Networks.
- Module 3- Building and growing your firm.
- Module 4- People power; Developing a people strategy
- Module 5- Leveraging Technology
- Module 6- Client relationship
- Module 7- Risk Management
- Module 8- Succession planning
- ISQC 1-Firm Quality Controls
- Non-compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR) & Statements of Memberships Obligations (SMOs) 1-7
2.0 Target Audience
Aspiring and Current Audit Practitioners, Accounting Service Providers, interim managers, associate directors, Partners in Small Audit Firms, Staff in Audit Firms, Members and Associate Members of ICPAK.
3.0 Online Booking
Kindly note that booking for SMP Compliance Tool Kitis available either online at www.icpak.com/events . Delegates are urged to note that the bookings close on 16th July 2018 at 1700 hrs
The Charges for SMP Compliance Tool Kit which cover workshop materials, meals, and e-certificates of attendance is as provided under;
|Category||Early Bird Registration
Booked & Paid for before 26th June 2018
Booking & Payments or LPOs / LSOs received after 26th June 2018
|International Delegates||USD. 290||USD. 300|
5.0 Continuous Professional Development Units
Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 7 CPD units upon successfully attending SMP Compliance Toolkit
6.0 Dress Code
- The workshop dress code is Business Formal or Business Professional
7.0 About Nairobi-The Events Venue. (City Information for International Delegates)
Nairobi is considered one of the most prominent cities in Africa, housing many multinational companies and organizations. It is a financial hub. It has very unique tourist attractions that you may want to enjoy after your training: These include: The Nairobi National Park, Animal Orphanage, Bomas of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, The Uhuru Park, Nairobi Railway Museum, Jamia Mosque, Uhuru Gardens, Snake Park Nairobi, Jeevanjee Gardens, Oloolua Nature Trail, Ngong Forest, The Judiciary Museum, The Giraffe Center, Paradise Lost, Karura Forest, Africa’s Largest Slum – Kibera and the Maasai Market.
8.0 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).
9.0 Sponsorships, Partnership Opportunities & Additional Information
This seminar presents a unique opportunity for brand positioning and communication that will enjoy optimal visibility before potential targeted customers. Armed with significant purchasing power and decision-making authority, the audience are a key target group for businesses. Sponsorship opportunities range from item sponsorships, exhibitions, advertising and sub-event sponsorship within the major event
The Seminar intends to attract over 300 participants drawn from both the public and private sectors presenting a rare chance for exhibitors and sponsors. Those interested in sponsoring the event can reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org
Further requests can be channelled to us via telephone calls on +254 733 856 262/ 727 531006 or via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . We encourage members to regularly visit our website www.icpak.com for updates.