ICPAK (Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya) is the market leader and regulator of the profession in Kenya, with in excess of 15,000 members. ACCA is also present in Kenya and boasts a strong membership base.
As well as opportunities in practice – many professional services firms base their East African regional hubs in Nairobi – there is a thriving telecoms sector, which is also driving recruitment, along with growing agribusinesses and food production sectors. In addition, a number of banks are looking at basing key finance people in Kenya, as regional finance heads for East Africa.
The country’s banking sector has been thriving. The multinationals and Kenya’s home-grown financial institutions have enjoyed higher profits than might have been expected and this is generating a demand for professional accountants. This need for professional accountants will remain strong as the economy expands.
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