Certified Public Accountants (CPA).
The course imparts knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to, among other competencies:
• Prepare accounts and financial statements including for complex entities in both the private
and public sectors.
• Use computerised accounting systems
• Practically apply data analytical tools analyse data and reach conclusions.
• Undertake audit and assurance services
• Apply advanced financial management skills to evaluate various financial aspects of a business
for decision making
• Prepare management accounts
• Apply leadership and management skills in practice to manage teams and achieve results
The course is aimed at persons who wish to qualify and work or practice as professional
accountants, auditors, finance managers, tax managers and consultants in related areas in both public and private sectors.
Assessment will be conducted in a variety of ways, including examinations, practical papers,
workshops attendance and practical experience.
LEGAL FOUNDATION AND STATUS.
Kasneb was established as a state corporation under the National Treasury by the Government of Kenya on 24 July 1969. The establishment and operations of kasneb are governed by the following main Acts:
(a) The Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008 (which repealed the Accountants Act, Cap 531 of 1977).
(b) The Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988.
(c) The Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No. 13 of 2015.
FUNCTIONS OF KASNEB.
Section 17(1) of the Accountants Act, 2008 of the Laws of Kenya defines the functions of kasneb.
(a) To prepare syllabuses for professional, diploma and certificate examinations in accountancy,
company secretarial practice and related disciplines;
(b) To make rules with respect to such examinations;
(c) To arrange and conduct examinations and issue certificates to candidates who have satisfied
(d) To promote recognition of its examinations in foreign countries;
(e) To investigate and determine cases involving indiscipline by students registered with the
(f) To promote and carry out research relating to its examinations;
(g) To promote the publication of books and other materials relevant to its examinations;
(h) To liaise with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in accreditation of institutions
offering training in subjects examinable by the Examinations Board, and
(i) To do anything incidental or conducive to the performance of any of the preceding functions.
Kasneb Towers, Off Hospital Road, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 41362 00100