Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Rwanda : NUR students inspired to pursue ACCA

NUR students inspired to pursue ACCA Rwanda : NUR students inspired to pursue ACCA
Officials from ACCA addressed NUR accounting students
The delegation of Association of chattered certified accountants (ACCA) met the National University of Rwanda accounting students and interested them to join the association.
According to Emmanuel Habineza, the director of College of Business studies based in Kigali and affiliated to ACCA the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) realized that there are currently 235 registered professional accountants in the country, of whom only 55 are Rwandan.
He explained that according to international standards, there should be at least one professional accountant per 1000 people. He however, said that in Rwanda there are only 235 professional accountants whereas now the country counts more than 10 million habitants.
Dr. Jonas Barayandema, the acting dean of the faculty of Economics and Management urged students to join ACCA.
“NUR has to take a lead in the process of increasing this number. Joining this organization, is going to be for your benefit and the benefit of the country”, said Barayandema.
ACCA’s Head of Education and Development in East Africa, Mr. George Njari while addressing students, explained that students should understand that there is a need of professional skills to sharpen competencies beyond technical skills acquired in class.
After following presentations, students were allowed to make comments. Christian Tumurere, an accounting student who talked to media, stated that ACCA programs are very interesting for accounting practitioners.
“We were introduced on how to become professional accountants in order to be internationally competent. We were also informed on the status of professional accountancy in Rwanda whereby I was surprised to hear that, Rwanda doesn’t even count 500 professional accountants. I became interested in ACCA programs.”
He however, expressed disappointment on the expensive cost and long time of becoming an ACCA graduate.
Founded in 1904, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for professional accountants offering the Chartered Certified Accountant qualification (ACCA or FCCA).
As of May 2012, ACCA was one of the largest and fastest-growing global accountancy bodies with 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries. A
CCA’s headquarters are in London with principal administrative office in Glasgow. ACCA works through a network of 83 offices and centers and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide employee development.


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