CPA stands for Certified Public Accountants. It is one of the accounting professional short courses offered by KASNEB in Kenya. Its benefits have been listed below.
Qualification of doing CPA in Kenya is that you must have a minimum of grade C+ (C plus) in KCSE, or a degree or diploma or technician certificate (from kasneb).
CPA sections and Parts
KASNEB CPA course is divided into 3 parts and 6 sections. Each part has 2 sections and each sections are divided further into subsections called units as illustrated below.
You have to register to do each section and pass in order to proceed to the next section.
CPA Part 1
- Financial Accounting (CA11)
- Business Law (CA12)
- Entrepreneurship and Communication (CA13)
- Economics (CA21)
- Management Accounting (CA22)
- Public Finance and Taxation (CA23)
CPA Part 2
- Company Law (CA31)
- Financial Management (CA32)
- Financial Reporting (CA33)
- Auditing and Assurance (CA41)
- Management Information Systems (CA42)
- Quantitative Analysis (CA43)
CPA Part 3
- Strategy, Governance and Ethics (CA51)
- Advanced Management Accounting (CA52 )
- Advanced Financial Management (CA53)
- Advanced Public Finance and Taxation (CA61)
- Advanced Auditing and Assurance (CA62)
- Advanced Financial Reporting (CA63)
Benefits of Doing CPA
Doing CPA can be of benefit during the following situations:
Most accounting jobs will give CPA (K) graduates an added advantage in addition to the relevant degree or diploma course
You can apply for some accounting jobs with only a CPA certificate
Once you have completed doing CPA you can do any of the following jobs:
- Financial Manger
NOTE: Some of the careers listed about will require either a degree or diploma in the relevant field besides doing CPA. Check a list of career salaries.