The Sunday Mail
The Chartered Accountant, CA(Z), is a qualiﬁcation that is oﬀered by our very own Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ).
The journey begins with the Certificate of Theory in Accounting (CTA), a post-graduate certificate which is your entrance qualiﬁcation to the ICAZ professional exams. CTA is the bedrock to your professional career and thus it aims at preparing you for the ICAZ Initial Test of Competence (ITC) and the Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) exams as well as the practical experience.
What the Chartered Accountancy Academy (CAA) does best
CAA is your tried and tested partner whose sole business is to train chartered accountants pre- and post-qualiﬁcation. We are proud to partner ICAZ in making your CA(Z) dream a reality.
More than 1 000 CA(Z) have come through CAA since 2011 and most are working abroad.
Our CTA programme is based on years of collaboration with the University of Witwatersrand. CAA has developed localised material to make the CTA program more Zimbabwean and relevant to our economic environment but maintaining international standards befitting the CA profession.
Why do your CTA with CAA?
CAA is a leading subject expert to lecture you in the four CTA courses. The CAA team will also provide you with lecture support required at ITC and APC levels. They are also markers at CTA, ITC and APC levels, hence you have access to Zimbabwe’s best in the development of chartered accountants.
OUR CTA PROGRAMMES
The CTA full-time programme was launched in 2013 with a student compliment of 21. Over the years the programme has seen tremendous growth seeing pick number of 73 students in 2015, which speaks volumes about its success to date. The programme is done from January to October/November of each year.
Applications into the programme are normally opened from August to November of each year with students’ registrations done over December and January.
As indicated by the name of the programme, students who enroll for the programme are expected to be attending classes on a full-time basis. The lecture classes run from Mondays to Fridays during the day and lectures are done in two hourly blocks.
Lectures and examinations for the full-time CTA programme are held at our Harare campus which is located on the second ﬂoor, Strachan’s Building, 66 Nelson Mandela Avenue, Harare.
The programme is done over one year i.e. academic year runs from January to October.
CTA PART-TIME PROGRAMME
The CTA part-time programme was launched in 2015 to mainly cater for those students who are employed and are not able to enrol for the full-time programme.
The programme has been such a big hit as indicated by the student complement of 120 in its ﬁrst year of running. For the 2016 academic year we have 264 students enrolled under the part-time programme.
Below is a summary of the operational aspects with regards the part-time CTA programme:
Applications into the programme are normally opened from August to November of each year, with students’ registrations done over December and January.
Lectures for the part-time students are done in blocks starting from Fridays evening running into Saturdays and Sundays. To complement these block lecture sessions students also receive course modules which contain their course notes and tutorial questions. Students also receive video lecture material given the limited contact me they normally have with the lecturing teams.
Lectures and examinations for the part-time CTA programme are held at our Harare campus and our mobile campus in Bulawayo.
Students go through the CTA part-time programme over a two-year period broken down into CTA 1 and CTA 2.
For further information about CAA and our CTA programmes please contact us on the following: Website: www.caa.ac.zw; Email: [email protected]; Telephone: +263 4 702 532-5. Physical address: 2nd Floor, Strachan’s Building, 66 Nelson Mandela Avenue, Harare.