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CPA Mathias is the co-founder of RUMA CPA and has been the Managing Partner of RUMA & Associates Uganda.  He has extensive experience in Financial Management, Strategic Planning, project management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Audit and Investigations, Advisory Services for both public and Private sectors. He has also served as a Director for Education and Prevention of Corruption in the Inspectorate of Government of Uganda (IGG) for over 15 years; taught both in Uganda and Kenya Schools and polytechnics and currently does part time lecturing at Ndejje University. His education includes: Masters in Business Administration (MBA- Accounting & Finance); a Certified Public Accountant (CPAK); A member of CPA Uganda and serves on the members Committee of the Institute; holds a number of other qualifications: Diploma in Management Studies (DMS); Diploma in Education (DIP Ed) (MUK); LLB (Partial) University of South Africa (UNISA); Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies (MCIPS UK 1997), Continuous Professional development Certificates under ICPAU; Training of Trainers at Esami Arusha Tanzania; Training in Investigations & Audit - Crown Agents; Economic and Policy analysis – Germany; Exchange program United States Office of Government Ethics and Government 1994; Leadership Course Kyankwanzi.  Mathias has also had work experience in a number of countries: Sierra Leone, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, South Africa, USA.

CPA Mathias B Tumwesigye

The Managing Partner RUMA & KAKA, Certified Public Accountants
CPA J H Kakooza is Certified Public Accountant (Kenya); and a Member of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda; a member of the Association of International Accountants (UK), a member British Institute of Management (UK); a member Institute of Administrative Accounting (UK); and a member of Uganda Institute of Management. CPA Kakooza also holds B.Com Makerere University; Diploma In Taxation and Revenue Administration. Other training includes: London Chamber of Commerce – Intermediate and Advanced Certificates; Uganda Management Institute – Local Government Internal Audit; Makerere University – Certificate in Computer Applications; Multitech Business School – Computer training Tally, quick books and sage. CPA Kakooza was a member of the 6th Parliament and served as a member of the Finance Committee and Public Accounts Committee of Parliament at that time. CPA Hon. Kakooza also served as Chairman of the Local Government Public Accounts Committee of Kalangala District Administration for three years 2009- 2011.

CPA Joseph H. Kakooza

Senior Partner Audit and Taxation and other Related Assurance Services.
A certified public Accountant licensed to provide auditing assurance services within Uganda, has been specifically prequalified to audit microfinance institutions, insurance and brokerage companies, cooperative societies, public sector organizations, schools and institutions of higher learning to which services have been equally  extended. CPA Kandole has been involved in financial management and administration for over 20 years in the public service and private sector, and has excellent skills in management of expenditures, budgeting, cash flow management, internal auditing and external auditing and investigation, Training and Consultancy. He has been a trainer of adult learners at University level and training in-house staff for capacity building. He has participated in several local and international conferences and workshops which have provided him with continual updates in the development of international finance management issues, accounting and auditing standards. Having worked in the public sector, CPA Kandole has a good knowledge of the working of Government, CBOs, NGOs, and is able to interact at all levels of communities and leadership. Working in various regions, districts and towns in Uganda has raised his level of appreciation of cultures nationally and capacity to engage and interact more amicably. CPA Patrick Kandole has had other training including: Certificate Training of Trainers in Public Sector Accounting – Institute of Public Administration, Kampala and Glasgow College of Technology; Performance Improvement in Pubic Service (short course) at University of Birmingham; Certificate: Public Finance IMF Institute, Washington DC. ; Continuous Professional development under ACCA and ICPAU; Training in enhancement of performance in the Public Sector, Birmingham University; Course in public Finance at the IMF Institute, Washington, DC, Attachments to high performing Local Governments in the UK with emphasis on Revenue Enhancement and Collection Strategies, expenditure tracking, Value for Money Audits (Kirk lees and Warwick shires, Strathclyde Regional Council); Workshop on Municipal Financing of Municipalities in Developing Countries, World Bank, Washington DC; International conference on Local Government Financing, organized by Institute of Valuation and Rating, Paris. CPA Patrick Kandole has trained quite a number of people at various institutions including Makerere university, Uganda management Institute, Local Government at all levels and has also facilitated quite a number of workshops for projects, central government and local governments and international organisations such as UNDP and World Bank projects.

CPA Patrick B. Kandole

FCCA,ACCA, CPA, Msc(Finance), B.Com, Dip. Management; Dip. Industrial relations, Dip. Business Accounting, Cert. Public sector finance.
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