Publication: Accounting : The Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies
The study education and training of accountants in Anglophone Africa examines the problems facing the accounting profession and identifies examples of best practice. One such example is the Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS). The objective of this study is to address the problem of an acute shortage of qualified accountants. ZCAS was established in 1988 with support from the European Union (EU). The establishment of the centre enabled Zambia to introduce a national accounting qualification. The key lessons identified include: to successfully introduce a national accounting qualification, a country needs to have good accounting education, and quality education has increased the number of accountants, and improved the standing of the profession in Zambia.
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