The Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) is the continental body representing Africa’s Professional Accountants. Established in May 2011, PAFA is a non-profit organisation with 53 Professional Accounting Organisations (PAOs) from 43 countries. The mission of the PAFA is to accelerate and strengthen the voice and capacity of the Accountancy profession to work in the public interest, facilitate trade, and enhance benefits and quality services to Africa’s citizens.
PAFA takes a multi-layered approach to engaging with stakeholders at continental, regional and national levels, and aims to develop the profession and work collaboratively to drive Africa’s agenda.
The PAFA’s mandate is founded on the premise that national Professional Accounting Organisations (PAOs) have the capacity to drive good financial management practices, accountability, transparency and good governance across public and private entities. PAFA therefore believes that PAOs’ ability to develop institutional capability will enable the acceleration of economic growth and the reduction of poverty in Africa.
The PAFA’s vision is to work in the public interest by leading and developing the accountancy profession in Africa, and delivering value to its members.