BICA produces first chartered accountant


The Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) yesterday celebrated the graduation of its first chartered accountant, Whitney Kalaote.

The BICA qualification was introduced following the passing of the Accountants Act 2010, with the funding of the World Bank and through a twinning arrangement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

Kalaote was part of the 60 students enrolled in the programme in 2011, but progressed through the curriculum faster than others to emerge as BICA’s first ever graduate. As part of her studies, she passed 15 modules, 450 working days training in ethics, which she did at PriceWaterHouse Coopers while being monitored by BICA administration.

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