PwC, ICAEW launch international public accounting standards programme

October 27, 2016
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Benson Okundi a partner at PWC (left), ICAEW Public Sector Director Ross Campbell (centre) and Stephen Ochieng a partner at PWC share a light moment during the ICAEW IPSAS certificate Launch

, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 27 – The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have today launched the ICAEW International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) certificate programme aimed at providing a high quality, flexible and accessible certified learning programme for public sector accountants.

This unique online programme will equip accountants in public sector with the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to manage finances within the public sector.

“We are very pleased to offer a new program in partnership with PwC to complement already existing skills among public sector accountants in Kenya and to help them manage finances as effectively as possible,” said Ross Campbell, ICAEW Public Sector Director.

“There are no entry requirements, and the programme is easily accessible to those who need it. Moreover, the flexible, interactive online learning can be fitted around existing commitments, and the online assessment offers immediate results.”

The programme explores the complex challenges of financial management and follows a hands-on- approach, from principles to practice, with technical guidance, practical examples, practice questions and revision aids. On successful completion of the assessment, participants will receive a certificate which will indicate either a pass or a distinction depending on the score.

“As PwC, we are proud to be part of this great milestone especially since IPSAS is a key pillar of public sector financial management reforms. This will provide us with an excellent opportunity to serve our clients better as we strive to make public financial management more effective, transparent, efficient, and participatory with increased accountability and better service delivery,” said Stephen Ochieng’ PwC Partner and Government & Public Sector expert.

“With IPSAS comes uniformity in reporting, enabling comparability across entities and better interpretation of financial information. This is significant when it comes to more informed assessments of the resource allocation decisions undertaken by governments” added Ochieng.’

The e-learning certified programme is now live and is open to anyone who works in the public sector and wants to enhance their financial management skills.

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