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Joint Employers Forum

18 October, 2019

The Joint Employers Forum

The Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants in conjunction with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) hosted an Employer’s Forum on the 11th October 2019. The forum geared towards creating a clear understanding of the capabilities and competencies that each professional accounting qualification possesses, the role of professional accounting bodies and how best the employer industry can leverage on these qualifications for effectiveness in the workplace. Also, the forum gave attendants a better understanding of what professional accounting is, a clear framework for recruitment and staff training with regards to professional accounting, as well as interrogate how Government can further create an inclusive environment for professional accounting qualifications amongst others.

Statistics from the Institute indicate that to date 4598 accountants have been registered. This is made up of 3215 Accounting Technicians and 1383 Professional Accountants. The BICA membership is drawn from across the different professional accountancy bodies among them being AAT, ACCA and CIMA.

The forum brought together senior executives in the Human Resource, Learning & Development and Finance departments from various organizations i.e. Government, parastatals and the private sector.