The Institute of Accountancy Arusha (IAA) is a parastatal Educational Institution established by the Institute of Accountancy Arusha Act of 1990. The overall control and supervision of the Institute are vested in its Governing Council.

The Institute has over time developed a total number of thirty-seven academic programmes from Basic Technician Certificate, Ordinary Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Postgraduate Diploma and Master’s Degree.

The Institute also conducts short-term Courses and Seminars, many of them tailored to client needs. In addition, it undertakes consultancy and research activities as part of its Mission. Through these interventions, IAA aspires to develop lasting partnerships with Industry, the Government, and non-Governmental Organizations.

The objectives and functions of the Institute are to:

  1. Provide facilities for the study of and training in the principles, Procedures and techniques of accountancy and related subjects as the Governing Council may from time to time decide.
  2. Conduct courses leading to professional qualifications in Accountancy and related Disciplines.
  3. Sponsor, arrange and provide facilities for Conferences and Seminars for discussion of matters related to Accountancy, Finance, Business, Economics, Information Technology, and other Management Sciences.
  4. Conduct research, and offer consultancies to business organizations, government, non-governmental organizations, and arrange for publication and general dissemination of study materials in connection with the work activities of the institute.