The Certified Accounting and Tax Technician (CATT) qualification helps candidates develop the relevant technical knowledge and practical skills that are needed by an accounting and tax technician in Somaliland.
In order to qualify as a Certified Accounting and Tax Technician, candidates need to complete (a) exams, (b) a professional ethics module and (c) relevant experience.
(a) Exams: candidates shall pass all of the following three exams:
(b) Ethics and professionalism module: the ethics component is central to all ICPAS activities. The module is meant to develop candidates’ understanding of the importance of ethics for professional accountants. There is no exam required for the module but the candidates should at least pass a quiz assessment upon the completion of a three-hours workshop on professionalism and ethics.
(c) Relevant experience: CATT candidates are required to complete a one-year verifiable experience in accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit or any other relevant field as assessed by the ICPAS. The candidate shall write a 250-words statement showing that she/he has completed at least five of the following activities/objectives:
The statement is subject to the approval of the ICPAS examination and certification team. The experience is verified from the employer and the statement is directly submitted to ICPAS.
To register for the CATT qualification, candidates should have at least:
Candidates who hold certain professional qualifications (ACCA CAT, AAT, CIPFA Diploma, etc.) may be eligible for exemption from the Financial Reporting (FR) exam.
Prepare for the exam: training for the CATT is exclusively provided by ICPAS. The preparation sessions and exam windows will be communicated to approved applicants in due course.