Date: 13th – 15th September 2017
Theme: Resetting the Sails; Reassessing Accountants Public Interest Role in Africa
“It matter not the direction of wind, by resetting our sails we can keep course”
The Accountancy profession in Africa as indeed elsewhere in the world is beset by challenges that compound with each passing day. Increased scrutiny by regulators, shareholders, investors and the public in general are but examples that well-illustrate the changing landscape for the profession. Internal to the profession; are challenges in the complexity of various aspects resulting in specialties and an ever-increasing burden for those desirous of remaining at the top of the game. In the public arena, increasing citizen awareness created by highly interactive social media has put more spotlight on accounting professionals
Realizing the need to learn from best practices and share experiences, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) commenced a series of annual events termed Continental Accountability Seminar (CAS) with the first event held in Zambia in 2016. This year the CAS caravan heads to Mauritius with a carefully planned event to deliver values in assisting Accounting professionals in Africa to remain relevant and play their public interest role in spite of changes around and within the profession.
The second Continental Accountability Seminar will focus on the following key areas;
- The future of Accountancy in Africa
- Safeguarding public interest- which way for African Professional Accountancy Organisations
- Public Sector Accountability – Challenges and Opportunities
- Emerging Trends and Developments in the Accountancy Profession – A global perspective
- Unity of Africa’s Accountants – The role and place of PAFA & PAOs
- Transition to IPSAS – Experiences and Lessons from Africa’s governments
- Devolution Dividend; A review of key actors and institutions in devolution – Experiences from South Africa
- Pan- Africanism; In search of the Torch
Board Members, Chief Executive Officers & Secretaries to Committees of Boards, Board Ex-official members, Leaders of Professional Accountancy Organizations, Heads of Technical Departments in Audit firms, Partners, Practitioners, Public Policy makers and consultants.
CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS (CPD Units)
Members of ICPAK and reciprocating professional bodies will be awarded 20 CPD Units upon successfully attending all seminar sessions.
The seminar charges for the 2nd Continental Accountability Seminar are as follows;
|Category||Early Bird Registration
|Booking & Payment on or before 13th September 2017||Booking & Payment or LSO/LPO received by ICPAK by after 13th September 2017|
|Associate Members & CPA Students||83,950||124, 950|
|Non-Members & International Delegates||KShs 124,950 (1300 USD)||KShs 129,950 (1350 USD)|
ONLINE BOOKING AND MORE INFORMATION
We call on seminar participants to note that booking for the 2nd Continental Accountability Seminar is available only online at www.icpak.com/registration and will close on 13th September 2017. Delegates are reminded to book online to support us in planning so that we execute an excellent event. We have established a WhatsApp group to keep in touch with all delegates and those wishing to join the group should email their cell phone numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Continental Accountability Seminar presents a good opportunity for organizations to market and/or sell their products and services to a target group with high purchasing powers, both on personal and corporate levels. Sponsorship opportunities range from item sponsorship, exhibitions, advertising and sub-event sponsorship within the major event. For more information or inquiries please email email@example.com
HISTORIC SITE VISITS & SHOPPING
More details on planned site visits and the associated costs will be shared in due course.
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. Kenyan participants should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees and they should do so prior to the date of the seminar Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke).
We look forth to hosting you, and offering an opportunity to learn, share and interact with your peers from African Professional Accountancy Organizations