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Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA)

The Pan-African Federation of Accountants (PAFA)/Fédération Panafricaine des Experts-Comptables (FEPEC) was launched at an event held in Dakar, Senegal, on May 5, 2011. The event was hosted by Ordre National des Experts Comptables et Comptables Agrées du Sénégal (ONECCA) with the support of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the World Bank.


PAFA's objectives include:

  • Engagement in the development and enhancement of the accountancy profession in the African continent through participation in the development and the dissemination of the standards, guidelines and other pronouncements of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the independent standard-setting boards under the auspices of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the establishment and implementation of appropriate strategies and work programmes
  • Sharing and exchanging information and best practices on technical matters, regulatory frameworks and corporate governance principles
  • Communicating with and participating in the work of IFAC and IASB boards and committees in agreed areas and liaision with other international and regional organisations
  • Influencing and representing African accountants in international accounting and other organisations.

The full listing of objectives of PAFA are available on the PAFA website.


PAFA is composed of 37 professional accountancy organisations from 35 countries, which have joined together to give voice to Africa's economies and strategy on the global stage.

PAFA currently has membership from the following countries: Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Contact details

PO Box 59875
Kengray 2100
South Africa

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