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The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) has launched new
syllabuses for the Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPA) and Accounting
Technicians Diploma (ATD) courses. The syllabuses have been approved by the
National Council for Higher Education as required by the Accountants Act, 2013 are
effective from 1 January 2023.

The new standards have taken into account the International Education Standards
(IES) as required by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Professional
accountancy syllabuses are periodically revised to match the rapidly changing
environment. great care has been taken to align the content to the demands of the
local and global business environment.

“The revision has taken into account the developments in the regulatory framework,
reporting standards, business environment within which organisations operate,” said
Mr. John Bosco Ntangaare, the ICPAU Director – Education.
“Therefore, we are responding to the market demands of the business environment
in which we operate, both locally and globally,” he added.
The CPA syllabus has continued to have 4 levels with 18 subjects. The content and
learning outcomes have been refreshed.

The CPA course is designed to produce competent professional accountants, capable
of making a positive contribution to the profession and the national economy in
general. The graduates of the course have the potential to serve in many capacities,
which include financial and management accountants, finance managers, auditors,
tax and financial consultants, chief executive officers, chief operating officers etc.
The ATD course has three levels and 12 subjects. The course has been aligned to
the CPA such that those who complete will be exempted the entire of Level 1 and
start CPA at Level 2.

The ATD course is designed to produce competent accounting staff with a wide
range of technical knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them work in any
sector of the economy.Editors’ Notes

ICPAU is the national professional accountancy organization, established in 1992 by
an Act of Parliament, now the Accountants Act, 2013. The functions of the
Institute, as prescribed by the Act, are:
(i) To regulate and maintain the standard of accountancy in Uganda.
(ii) To prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practising accountants
in Uganda.

ICPAU is a member of the International Federation of Accountants, the global
organization for professional accountants and founder member of the Pan African
Federation of Accountants.

For Inquiries
John Bosco Ntangaare
0772 740125