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Auditor General reminds accountants of their role

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Accountants in the country have been urged not to forget their roles, which include advisory.

Speaking at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel at the just concluded seminar for accountants organised by the Institute of Certified Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU), the Auditor General, John Muwanga emphasised the need for accountants to play their advisory role in organizations.

He noted that many organizations are facing challenges partly because accountants did not play their key role of advising management and the board on what is right for the institutions’ health. The same function, marking ICPAU’s 25 years of existence saw the institute reward the best performers since it was founded.

Held at a dinner gala, among those recognised included; Gerald Kasanya, the second Chief Executive  Officer of ICPAU who was recognized and awarded the Gold Services award.

The others were; Betty Kiganda, the first secretary to the CEO (The late P.K. Bahemuka). She was recognized as a Gold Award winner.

Catherine Asiimwe the Auditor of Uganda National Roads Authority was awarded as Young Accountant of the year. The CPA of the year was won by Selestino Babungi, the Managing Director of UMEME.

John Muhaise was recognized with the accountancy services award for his virtual contributions to the profession.

The ICPAU Annual seminar which brings together over 1,200 accountants is a flagship event for Certified Public Accountants and senior business professionals in Uganda.The three-day seminar focuses on essential insight into the current issues surrounding the accountancy profession.

 

 

 

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