The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU) has introduced a slew of awards to recognise accountants that shine in different areas.
Among them is the unique humanitarian award which is aimed at recognising individuals who have impacted the community in the areas of humanitarian relief and assistance, human development, refugee assistance, civil society, equitable economic development, health, environment, education, population or public policy.
Among other criteria, the nominee must demonstrate an innovative approach to humanitarian service.
Derrick Nkaja, the chief executive officer of ICPAU said in the face of growing disruptions, every year they add new accountancy service awards categories to recognise and award contributions made towards alleviating the impact of prevailing circumstances.
He said this year as ICPAU commemorates 30 years of existence, they have added three special categories; the volunteer service award; long-term institutional partner award, aimed at recognising a partner institution that has improved programme quality for individuals in accountancy, and the unique humanitarian award.
In 2021, the institute introduced the Covid-19 lifeline awards to recognise individuals and institutions which had gone the extra mile to help their organisations and the communities to remain resilient through the lockdowns and pandemic restrictions.
For 2022, other award categories are: gold service award, CPA of the year award, young accountant of the year award, finance team of the year award, accounting firm of the year award, recruiting firm of the year award.
The winners of the awards will be announced on September 2 2022 at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe.
The Accountancy Service Awards are premium annual awards of excellence aimed at recognising persons or entities that have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the accountancy profession in Uganda and beyond.
The awards were started in 2015 as a premium annual award of excellence aimed at recognising persons or entities that have made outstanding contributions towards the advancement of the accountancy profession in Uganda and beyond.
Contenders are nominated by members of ICPAU.