The designation CPA(K) is reserved for members of ICPAK. An individual who has finalized the CPA professional course but has not been registered Institute is simply referred to as a CPA Finalist. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) is a qualification attained after going through training in all the levels of CPA course successfully.
The CPA curriculum and examination is set by KASNEB. Completion of the CPA Course is a requirement for registration as a member of ICPAK. After attaining ICPAK Membership, a member is allowed to use the CPA(K) designation.
There are over 30,000 CPA (K) members in Kenya and over 100,000 others who are actively pursing CPA professional certificate.
Angel is one of the individuals who obtained her CPA (K) status in 2010 and she explained what her experience was afterwards.
” I completed my CPA exams in 2009 after sitting for the same for 3 years.Immediately I finished,I applied to become CPA (K) member and was accepted in 2010.Since then,I have been getting offers for better paying jobs even when I have not applied for employment.
Whenever I apply for a job in any organization,I am given first priority…I think it’s because I have CPA (K) status”.