PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has expanded its African network and opened an office in Kigali, Rwanda. PwC claims it is the first global accounting network to open a base in the country.
PwC has served Rwanda for a number of years on a fly in, fly out basis from neighbouring African countries.
PwC country senior partner Bernice Kimacia said the office will nurture local talent and will offer the full range of PwC’s services.
“We realise for us to be more effective in our service delivery and support the local market better; it was imperative that we made a long term commitment by investing in a physical office,” she said.
Institute of Certified Public Accountants Rwanda president Peter Rutaremara said the firm is working closely with the government towards fulfilling public finance management requirements.
“Each ministry gets a government budget and even if it is generating its own revenue, at the end of each year they are supposed to give accountability through financial statements. PwC has played a role to have that important function implemented,” he said.