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Nominees for Council 2023/2025

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1. Hon. CPA James Nathan Nandala Mafabi – FM032

CPA Hon. James Nathan Nandala Mafabi is a full member of ICPAU since 1994 and a Hon. Member of Parliament representing Budadiri West County.

His motivation for nomination is to promote accountancy and professionalism in Uganda.

As a Council nominee, his objectives include moving the Institute forward, making ICPAU a great Institution and promoting members’ interests. 

Nathan has been a qualified accountant since 1993 and has practised accountancy for over 30 years.  He also heavily participated in the enactment of the Accountants Act, 2013 as an MP, and was among the first examiners of the CPA course.  He previously served on the ICPAU’s Education Committee.

Nathan is a Practitioner at MTC Associates since 1995 to date. 

Nathan holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Makerere University.  He graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor of Statistics and Economics degree.  He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education of Makerere University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Taxation from Uganda Management Institute. 

2. CPA Dr. Albert Richards Otete – FM131

CPA Dr. Albert is a full member of ICPAU since 1997.

Having served on three Committees of the Council of ICPAU and boards of several organisations, and also missed out on the previous Council elections his greatest ambition and motivation is to try again and participate in the forthcoming elections in which he foresees success. 

Albert is passionate about growing accounting firms especially the Small and Medium Practices (SMPs).  He wants to ensure exponential growth of ICPAU membership by at least 20% per annum.

Having served as a member on several boards and also being at ICPAU as a Committee member for a number of years, Albert believes he has acquired enough experience which can enable him actively serve on the ICPAU Council.  He is currently serving as a member of Finance, Planning and Administration Committee.  Previously, he served on the Education & Research Committee from 2018-2022 and Technical (now Professional Standards) Committee from 2016-2018.

Over the years, Albert has written on various topical articles in Today’s Accountant magazine.  He has also mentored a handful of young professional accountants at J. Samuel Richards & Associates where he serves as a Partner, since 2013 to date.

Before joining as Senior Manager at Standard Bank, South Africa in 2012, he was the Finance Manager and also headed the Audit department at Stanbic Bank Uganda from 2002-2012.  He also worked as Audit Manager at KPMG Uganda and PricewaterhouseCoopers Uganda.

Albert holds a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from the Swiss School of Management, Masters in Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) in Arusha, Tanzania and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Makerere University.

3. CPA Josephine Okui Okwakol Ossiya – FM221

CPA Josephine Okui Okwakol Ossiya is a full member of ICPAU since 2000.

Josephine has over 20 years’ experience in finance, audit, treasury management, risk management, general management and board governance.  

She seeks to add value to the Institute, from a governance perspective, by sharing her past experience in these areas.  

She has served on several boards and in different roles including board chairperson and Vice President of ICPAU, and contributed to the strategic development of those organisations.  

Her main objective is to promote the Institute, grow its membership, and to increase members’ publicity and recognition in institutions and workplaces. Josephine would also like to promote implementation of best practice in the operations of the Institute such as real time risk management given the current dynamic environment and data analytics.  She wants to continue harmonising relationships between the Institute and other professional organisations as well as the Government of Uganda. 

She is currently a member of Council and Vice President of ICPAU.  She chairs the ICPAU’s Disciplinary Committee.  She has previously served on the Finance, Planning & Administration Committee and the Events Management Committee of ICPAU.

Josephine has promoted the accounting profession to secondary school students during career guidance sessions in the community and also speaking at student summits and career seminars organised by the women in energy.  She has also been involved in a number of Institute’s activities, annual seminars and CPD workshops.  As a member of the outgoing Council, Josephine has helped to shape the strategy of the Institute for the years ahead.

She is a Partner with Rona & Partners since November 2002 to date.

Since November 2014 to date, Josephine is the Chief Finance Officer at Bujagali Energy Ltd.  Prior to joining Bujagali Energy Ltd, Josephine worked at ATC Ghana Ltd as the Chief Finance Officer.  She has also worked at Eskom Uganda Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, Shell Uganda Ltd, British American Tobacco Uganda Ltd, National Social Security Fund and National Water & Sewerage Corporation as Finance Director, Financial Controller, Corporate Treasurer and Financial Controller, Area Auditor Eastern Africa and Internal Auditor respectively.  

She has experience in both corporate and public practice, which makes her versatile and thus will enable her add value to the discussions and decision-making processes at Council.

Josephine holds Masters in Business Administration (International Business) from the University of Liverpool and Bachelor Commerce (Accounting) of Makerere University. 

4. CPA Ronald Mutumba – FM541

CPA Ronald Mutumba is a full member of ICPAU since 2005. 

His motivation for nomination is to be part of the Institute’s leadership team that champions the growth and development of the accountancy profession in Uganda and beyond, while ensuring that the Institute enables the profession to consolidate and protect its space.  

His main objective is to be a voice and advocate of the interests of all members, both practitioners and non-practitioners. 

He has served the Institute in various roles, for over 15 years.  He is a member of the outgoing Council, serves as chairperson of the Members Services Committee, and also serves as a member of the ICPAU Editorial Board since July 2021.  He previously served as a member of the Members Services Committee and Marketing Committee.  

Ronald has also mentored many upcoming accountants as a founder of a recognised training institution and lecturer on the ICPAU courses.  He has prepared students for ICPAU examinations for over 18 years.  He also has proven leadership skills.

Ronald is a managing partner at Mutumba Mukobe & Associates from February 2018 to date. 

Before starting his career as a practitioner, Ronald worked with Afrimax (U) Ltd T/A Vodafone from September 2014 to August 2016 as Revenue Analyst.  He also worked with a number of telecom companies including Smile Communications (U) Ltd, Warid Telecom and MTN Uganda Ltd.  He started his accounting career in 1997 as an Accounts Clerk with Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Ronald holds a Certified Tax Advisor qualification, Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from Uganda Martyrs University and a Uganda Diploma in Business Studies from the National College of Business Studies, Nakawa (now MUBS). 

5. CPA Timothy David Ediomu - FM584
CPA Timothy David Ediomu- FM584

CPA Timothy David Ediomu is a full member of ICPAU since 2006.

He is motivated by the desire to contribute towards the growth of the accountancy profession in Uganda and the Institute. He is also desirous of addressing the current challenges being faced by professional accountants, especially those in Small and Medium Practices (SMPs), as well as build on the successes of the previous Councils and clear any unfinished business. He would also like to see improvements in the Accountants Act in order to serve members better.

His main objective is to put in place policies and programmes that equip the secretariat and members of the Institute to discharge their mandate proactively. He also desires to use the various professional networks to enable Council have an impact in the decision-making process in the country, as well as improve on the visibility of the CPA brand in society.

He has served on ICPAU’s committees of Council since 2016, namely; Marketing Committee and Members Services Committee. He is currently a member of the Events Management Committee.

As a partner at Ediomu and Company since 2006, he has continuously sponsored the Institute’s activities and wishes to continue serving the Institute even at Council level. He has also sponsored a number of students for the CPA Course and also keeps encouraging more to take up the course as he continues to offer professional training to upcoming professionals under the Practical Experience Training (PET) Programme.

Timothy also worked as a Finance Director at UKI Uganda Limited between 2000- 2005. Previously, Timothy served as Auditor and Audit Assistant at Kassim Lakha Abdulla (now PKF Uganda) and Dalal & Associates respectively.

Besides his professional accountancy training, Timothy holds certificates in Data Analysis, Financial Modelling & Analysis, and Risk Management from the University of Cape Town.

6. CPA Gloria Tuhaise Wakooba – FM787
CPA Gloria Tuhaise Wakooba – FM787

CPA Gloria Tuhaise Wakooba became a full member of ICPAU in September 2008. 

Gloria’s motivation for nomination to continue serving on Council is to re-develop the Institute’s Plot 42 Bukoto Street into a 7 storied office block, continue leveraging on technology to take the Institute forward, and grow its finance base.  

Her objective is to continue promoting the Institute’s brand, mentor aspiring accountants, improve working conditions for staff and service offerings to members, as well as ensure that management policies are adhered to.  She also desires to see the Institute obtain partners for development of the Lubowa Land.

She currently chairs the Finance, Planning & Administration (FPA) Committee and Projects Management (PM) Committee of the Institute.  She previously served on the Education Committee of ICPAU.  

She has also obtained board membership experience having served as a member on boards of the Institute of Internal Auditors and ISACA Kampala Chapter.  She has also chaired the Finance Committee of Institute of Procurement Professionals of Uganda.

During her tenure as chairperson of the FPA Committee and PM Committee, the Institute has managed to bounce back from the COVID-19 disruptions and maintained sufficient reserves for implementation of capital projects.  The Institute has also continued to enhance deployment of ICT, obtained physical planning permission from KCCA, environmental impact assessment certificate from NEMA and awaits building permission from KCCA and hiring a contractor for the re-development Plot 42 Bukoto Street.

She has over the years tirelessly mentored, taught and helped many aspiring accountants to attain the CPA qualification and have positive mindsets at work.  She also published study materials which were used by students before ICPAU developed its own study packs. 

Gloria is currently the Deputy Director Administration as well as Head of Innovation Hub at Bank of Uganda.  She previously worked as a Principal Internal Auditor at the same Bank, and as a Business Analyst at East African Development Bank (EADB).  She has over 17 years’ work experience in accounting, auditing, business analysis, project management and supply chain management.  She also served as a teaching assistant at MUBS.

Gloria holds Masters in Business Administration (Finance) from Makerere University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Project Appraisal, Analysis and Financing from University of Bradford UK, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Makerere University Business School.  She also holds CIPS from the UK, CISA and CRISC of ISACA

7. CPA Prof. Laura A. Orobia – FM845

CPA Prof. Laura Aseru Orobia is a full member of ICPAU since 2009. 

Her motivation for seeking re-election is to continue advancing professional development, advancing knowledge creation through research, enhancing public perception of the profession, supporting members well-being and enhancing the linkage between universities, other Institutions and ICPAU to promote accountancy education in the country.

Her main objective is to strengthen the accountancy education and research functions of ICPAU, enhance the Institute’s existing linkages with universities and other institutions as well as to support members well-being.

Laura is an active member of ICPAU, currently serving as a Chairperson of the Education & Research Committee and a member of the Public Accountants Examinations Board.  She previously served as member of the ICPAU’s Education & Research Committee and Events Management Committee.

During her term of office as Chairperson of the ICPAU Education & Research Committee of the outgoing Council the following, among others, have been achieved;
    (a) A research section has been established at the Institute in a bid to promote accountancy research and actualise the provisions of the Accountants Act, 2013.
    (b) Research polices have been revised to enhance smooth implementation of the research agenda at the Institute. 
    (c) Concluded 4 researches.
    (d) The CPA, CTA and ATD syllabuses were revised and approved.
    (e) Commissioned writers and reviewers for CPA study packs.
    (f) Introduced computer-based examinations starting with Paper 18 (Integration of Knowledge) of the May/June 2023 examinations diet. 
    (g) The Uganda Accountancy Qualification Framework was developed by the Committee and approved by NCHE. 
    (h) Introduced the Public Finance Management Conference.
    (i) Implemented the practical experience training (PET) which is a prerequisite for attaining full membership of ICPAU.

Laura is a Professor/Deputy Dean-Faculty of graduate studies and research at Makerere University Business School.  She previously served as Associate Professor/ Heading of Department of Accounting & Finance (Academics) at Makerere University Business School (MUBS), lecturer as well as Senior Lecturer at the same University.  Between 2006-2017, Laura was an associate Consultant with Sejjaaka, Kaawaase & Co, Certified Public Accountants.

Apart from her experience at MUBS, Laura has participated in programme assessment at National Council for Higher Education Uganda and Namibia, her experience will be relevant in the education sphere of the Institute which includes syllabus evaluation, study material approvals, CPD programme approvals etc. 

She holds a PHD in Accounting, a Master of Science in Accounting & Finance and Bachelors in Business Administration (Accounting) from Makerere University