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PAFA events

PAFA hosts and facilitates a number of events for members and stakeholders. Please see our updated calendar below to register for one of our upcoming events.

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25 June 2024

PAFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2024

26 – 28 June 2024: Save the Date, PAFA Annual Meeting (AGM) 2024. The 14th PAFA Annual General Meeting will be held on 27 June 2024 in Belle Mare, Mauritius. The AGM will be preceded by the Professional Accountancy Organisation (PAO) Leadership Forum on 26 June 2024 and followed by Technical Forum on 28 June 2024.

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PAFA Sustainability Week
30 October 2023

PAFA's Annual Sustainability Week

Join PAFA's annual Sustainability week from 30 October 2023 - 2 November 2023 themed: Pathways to Prosperity: Advancing Sustainable Development in Africa with each say focusing on Sustainability through a different lens:

Day 1 - Sustainability Reporting Standards: Paving the Way to African Economic Success
Day 2 - Greening Government: Navigating the Path to Sustainable Public Sector Practices
Day 3 - Building Trust: The Power of Sustainability Assurance
Day 4 - Mainstreaming Sustainability in Learning and Development

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22 August 2023

Mind the Gap - An African Perspective

The Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) released its 17th Public Report in October 2022 and on this occasion launched the “Mind the Gap”, project. The project is aimed at bringing together contrasting mindsets, including businesses of all sizes, regulators, the accountancy profession, users, preparers and the wider public. This focused stakeholder engagement intends to stimulate an exchange of views around the public interest in standard-setting and narrow the expectation gap. The project will offer stakeholders a space to participate in the oversight debate on the global standard-setting architecture. PAFA is collaborating with the Good Governance Academy (GGA) to host an Africa focused event to discuss the expectation gap between the public, the accountant and the auditor. This is a continuation of the dialogue that the GGA started in May on the same topic that aims to engage with stakeholders and further unpack the expectation gap from an African context.

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31 July 2023

Masterclass for PAO Leadership from French-speaking Countries – Journey to IFAC Membership (virtual)

Invitation to take part in the continuation of the FIDEF / PAFA / IFAC Masterclass

The FIDEF / PAFA / IFAC Master Class on the theme "On the journey to IFAC" is continuing. The next session will take place on zoom on Monday 31 July at 15:00 (GMT+2).

It will focus on the Credibility of Orders - an in-depth study: Training (SMO 2) and the public sector (SMO 5).

  • Brief summary
  • Practical examples
  • Development of an action plan - Key challenges and opportunities

You are, of course, invited to attend as a continuation of previous sessions.

Finally, we would like to remind you that the closing session of these Masterclasses will take place on the morning of Wednesday 27 September in Montpellier, France.

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27 July 2023

A PAFA Webinar Series: International Consultations

Watch the PAFA webinar series on the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)’s newly launched Standards and the Consultation on its Agenda Priorities for its next two-year work plan.

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15 May 2023

Africa Congress of Accountants (ACOA2023)

The 7th edition of the Africa Congress of Accountants will be held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from 15-18 May 2023. The event will gather 2,000 professional accountants from more than 65 countries under the theme Structural Transformation and Growth of Africa Economies. This unique edition of the congress will gather delegates and speakers from English-, French-, and Portuguese-speaking regions and provide an excellent opportunity to connect, share, and expand in Africa. Visit us at www.acoa2023.org.

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14 May 2023

PAFA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The Team at PAFA is excited to welcome to the PAFA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on 14 May 2023, alongside ACOA2023.

Click here to access the PAFA General Assembly agenda and the 
Notice of the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”)
in preparation for the 13th General Assembly of PAFA

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7 February 2023

PAFA French MasterClass

PAFA, FIDEF and IFAC are continuing the Master Classes that began on 26 and 28 September in Paris. The aim is to continue the series of webinars that complement our approach.

The next webinar will take place on Tuesday 7 February at 4pm (SAST)

You can also already note the date of the next webinar which will take place at 3pm Paris time on Tuesday 4 April 2023. In addition, on Friday 19 May 2023, a face-to-face session will be held in Abidjan the day after the WCOA African Congress.


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7 February 2023

PAFA-SAICA Quality Management Workshop Series

Workshop 10: Evaluating the QM System

ISQM 1, ISQM 2 and ISA 220 (Revised) come into effect on 15 December 2022. These standards are expected to have a significant impact for all audit firms. SAICA in collaboration with PAFA are introducing these monthly workshops as a platform where different aspects of the quality management standards may be addressed. Participants will have the opportunity to share practical insights and clarify their understanding on the implementation of these important standards.

A Zoom link will be sent to all individuals that have registered for the workshop.

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18 January 2023

IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 Post-Implementation Review Roundtable

The IASB has started the post-implementation reviews of IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and the impairment requirements in IFRS 9 Financial Instrument and is now conducting Phase 1 outreach activities on both projects. The purpose of the Phase 1 outreach is to identify application matters for which the IASB will seek further feedback by publishing requests for information. The IASB plans to publish both requests for information in the first half of 2023.

The IASB is seeking to engage preparers of financial statements in Africa to learn about their experience of applying the requirements in IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 and their views on matters for the IASB to consider in the post-implementation reviews of the Standards.

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7 December 2022

PAFA-SAICA Quality Management Workshop Series

Workshop 9: Recap

ISQM 1, ISQM 2 and ISA 220 (Revised) come into effect on 15 December 2022. These standards are expected to have a significant impact for all audit firms. SAICA in collaboration with PAFA are introducing these monthly workshops as a platform where different aspects of the quality management standards may be addressed. Participants will have the opportunity to share practical insights and clarify their understanding on the implementation of these important standards.

A Zoom link will be sent to all individuals that have registered for the workshop.

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17 November 2022

PAFA’S AFRICA ACCOUNTANCY DAY

International Accounting Day will be celebrated on 10 November 2022, acknowledging the excellent work accountants across the world do every day to make business thrive, support the economy, and help people navigate the complexities of finance.


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