ACCA head pays courtesy visit to URA

The Director of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Africa Jamir Ampomah met with officials from the Uganda Revenue Authority on Tuesday to discuss areas of mutual interest and build working relations.

The discussion centered on capacity building and exploring potential partnerships between the two institutions.

Irene Mbabazi, Assistant Commissioner of Learning and Development, asked ACCA for assistance in enhancing staff capacity in data analytics and simplifying tax laws for the informal sector to encourage tax compliance.

“We are looking into ways to enhance staff skills in data analytics and ensure the exchange of information, given that we are operating in a digital economy,” she said.

Denis K. Kugonza, the Commissioner of Tax Investigations, who represented the Commissioner General, commended the institution for housing qualified individuals, stating that ACCA professionals are held in high regard because of the quality of their output.

“URA has 146 staff who are ACCA qualified, with 7 in senior management positions. This brings a lot of respect to the profession because of its strong ethics and integrity. It also helps us hire high-quality staff with great integrity,” the commissioner added.

URA as an institution supports staff who subscribe to the association by paying their subscription fees and covering some expenses based on their area of work.

In his remarks, Mr. Ampomah underscored the importance of the visit, stating that they are engaging key stakeholders in the public sector to gain an understanding of their priorities.

“This will enable us to strategize and align ourselves better to provide stronger support to URA,” he explained.

He added that such interactions also enable them to understand the latest trends in other countries.

By Irene Kabakama

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