Certified Public Accountants of Uganda CPA (U)

MAT provides tuition for all the four levels of the CPA (U) Programme.

The CPA (U) course provides a foundation for professional accountants to become chartered accountants, certified financial analysts and pursue good jobs and careers in accounting.

The foundation of knowledge, basic skills and professional values allows those who transcend through it to keep learning and adapt to change through their professional career. Save for the initial years, to become a full member, one ought to sit and pass the CPA (U) examination of the institute.

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Entry Requirements
Anyone is eligible to register as a CPA (U) student but on condition that you meet one of the following qualifications;

A Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) with at least two principal passes of at least grade “D” or the equivalent plus a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits including English and Mathematics.

Dip. Ed. & Dip. In Accounting (ITEK); UDBS, HDM, UDA & UHDA (NBEEC), ICSA, CPS (K), KATC & ATC (U)

Other Diplomas
A first or second class diploma from a Higher Institution of learning/University plus a Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least 5 credits including English and Mathematics. If the qualifications are obtained from Uganda, the respective government must accredit them.

A degree from a recognized university. If the qualification is obtained from outside Uganda, the respective government must accredit it.

Why you Should Enrol for CPA

About CPA
The Certified Public Accountants (CPA) course is offered by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), the regulator of the accountancy profession in Uganda.  CPA is spread over 4 levels, with 16 papers.  CPA has 2 examination sittings; June and November.  

Why CPA?
Course content: CPA offers relevant course content.  The course is benchmarked to the International Education Standards for Professional Accountants issued by International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB). The taxation and business law taught in CPA are tailored to suit the Ugandan economy.  This makes it easier for CPA students to apply principles on the job.  Individuals who hold a foreign accountancy qualification must undergo a localization process by studying ICPAU Taxation (Paper 11) and Business Law (Paper 3), as the minimum to qualify for membership enrolment.     

Eligibility for ICPAU Membership: Completion of the CPA course is one of the requirements for ICPAU membership enrolment, the other being attainment of 3 years’ accountancy work experience.  ICPAU membership has benefits such as; opportunities for professional growth, opportunities for leadership, regulation and networking, and affiliation to the International Federation of Accountants, among others.  Also According to Section 34 of the Accountants Act, all heads of Finance in private and public sector entities are required to be members of ICPAU.

Eligibility to Practise Accountancy: The establishment of an audit firm is the ultimate goal of many accountants.  One must have a Practising Certificate in order to start an audit firm and  membership of ICPAU is a prerequisite for Practising Certificate application.

Fair costs for training: Examination and study fees for CPA papers are fair. This enables students to complete the course will less hustle while growing their savings for future use.

Accessible Examination Centres: CPA(U) course is currently examinable from six (6) examination centres around Uganda namely Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Kampala.  Students are at liberty to choose examination centres of their preference.

Recommendation for Employment:  CPAs are frequently sought after and ICPAU ensures that received employers’ job adverts are regularly forwarded to all ICPAU Members and students depending on the nature of the job.

The choices you make today will determine your future.  Professional accountancy education is your key to a successful accountancy career.

CPA Derick Nkajja
Secretary /CEO, ICPAU