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PROFESSIONALISATION

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: A professionalisation strategy by Africa for Africa

The African public sector experiences a severe shortage of professional accountants and auditors (generally referred to as “accountants”). Professional accountants that are in government have typically only been exposed to private sector theory during their initial professional development. They often lack an understanding of public sector challenges and expectations relating to their position.

WITHOUT SUFFICIENT PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS, AFRICAN STATES ARE VULNERABLE TO EXPLOITATION AND CORRUPTION. 

Key stakeholders are joining hands at a regional level to mobilise and support individual countries in on-going efforts to professionalise accounting and auditing in the public sector.

This will involve:

  • Establishing coordinating structures for the continent
  • Investing in generic academic resources including a competency framework, curricula and learning materials
  • Supporting countries to implement professionalisation strategies and customise the generic academic resources for their local context

THE GOAL: SETTING THE STANDARD FOR PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING PROFESSIONALS IN AFRICA, AND PROVIDING THE TOOLS TO TURN THIS STANDARD INTO REALITY

For more information, click here to download our professionalisation brochure: Professional Accountants and Auditors in the Public Sector: A professionalisation strategy by Africa for Africa

To receive email updates about this work or to express your interest in supporting the initiative, please email bruce@afrosai-e.org.za


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