AICPA

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with over 412,000 members in 128 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant® designation to elevate management accounting globally.


The AICPA is committed to providing resources, information and leadership to help CPAs deliver valuable services that benefit the public, employers and clients, including the CPA Horizons 2025 project, white papers on important issues and reports on the latest trends in the accounting profession.


Contact:

Sarah Gentry-Kanashiro
Internal Service Supervisor
Phone: 1 919 402 4118
Email: sgentrykanashiro@aicpa.org
Web: aicpa.org/gaa


The AICPA is pleased to make freely available its Tax Calculator, which provides insights into all the different types of taxes governments in the USA levy.


It's an easy-to-use tool that gives you a clearer picture of the types of taxes imposed and their estimated amounts. And if you are interested in seeing how your total estimated tax liability compares to other locations in the USA, you can choose up to two more places of residence for a side-by-side comparison.


Visit totaltaxinsights.org for more information.




Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPAC)


The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants was a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance representing Canada. On April 1, 2013 CICA, along with CMA Canada, transferred all of their operations to CPA Canada.  In October 2014 CGA Canada transferred its operations to CPA Canada. CPA Canada now carries on all of the business and activities formerly carried on by CICA. It is considered a Founding Member of the GAA. 

About CPA Canada

The new Canadian designation, Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), is now used by Canada’s accounting profession across the country.  The profession’s national body, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is one of the largest in the world with more than 200,000 members, both at home and aboard.  The Canadian CPA was created with the unification of three legacy accounting designations (CA, CGA and CMA). CPAs are valued for their financial and tax expertise, strategic thinking, business insight, management skills and leadership.  CPA Canada conducts research in to current and emerging business issues and supports the setting of accounting, auditing and assurance standards for business, not-for-profit organisations and government.  CPA Canada issues guidance and thought leadership on a variety of technical matters, publishes professional literature and develops education and professional certification programs. 

Members of the accounting bodies that are part of the GAA should visit the CPA Canada website for more information on the GAA Passport program in Canada.


Contact:

Phone: 416 977 3222
Fax: 416 977 8585
Web: cpacanada.ca






Chartered Accountants Ireland

Chartered Accountants Ireland is the working name of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. Established by Royal Charter in 1888, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland is Ireland’s longest established and largest professional accounting body and is a recognised body both in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. Chartered Accountants Ireland currently has about 21,000 members and 6,000 students.


Contact:

Contact: Paula Dreelan
Phone: +353 1 637 7216
Fax: +353 1 637 7358
Email: gaa@charteredaccountants.ie
Web: charteredaccountants.ie





The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), South Africa's pre-eminent accountancy body as well as the largest in Africa, is widely recognised as one of the world's leading accounting institutes. The Institute provides a wide range of support services to more than 40,000 members who are Chartered Accountants and hold positions as CEOs, MDs, board directors, business owners, chief financial officers, auditors and leaders in their spheres of business operation. Most of these members operate in commerce and industry, and play a significant role in the nation's highly dynamic business sector and economic development.


SAICA serves the interests not only of the Chartered Accountancy profession, but also of society in general through its key objective of upholding professional standards and integrity. The pre-eminence of South African Chartered Accountants [CAs(SA)] nationally and internationally attests to the successes achieved by SAICA on a broad global canvas. SAICA’s members enjoy the privilege of using the highly regarded and prestigious CA(SA) designation. Members of SAICA are subjected to a Code of Professional Conduct, which provides guidelines for ethical and professional behaviour. Fundamental ethical principles to which CAs(SA) are expected to achieve include:


  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Professional Competence and Due Care
  • Confidentiality
  • Professional Behaviour

SAICA members serve on several international accounting bodies including; the Trustees of the International Financial Reporting (IFRS) Foundation, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the IFRS Interpretations Committee, the IFRS Advisory Council and the Board and Council of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). SAICA is also a member of The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).

For more information visit www.saica.co.za


Contact:

Marilda Koma
Membership Assistant
Phone: +27 11 621 6690
Email: membership@saica.co.za or marildak@saica.co.za
Web: saica.co.za

Azhar Panchbhai
Senior Executive, Member Interaction
Phone: +27 11 621 6965
Email: azharp@saica.co.za






Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW)

Founded in 1932, the IDW is an incorporated association of over 13,000 German public auditors and auditing firms. The IDW represents profession's interests both within Germany and internationally, undertaking technical work relevant to the fields in which its members are active. Members have access to a wide range of services and also, through the IDW Academy, an extensive program of education and continuous professional education. Membership of the IDW is voluntary, and it is gratifying that more than 85 % of the German public auditor profession are members of the IDW.


German public auditors are members of a highly esteemed profession; the only profession authorised to perform statutory audits of German companies legally defined as large. However the services German public auditors offer are not limited to auditing, but extend from tax advice, including legal representation in tax matters, to providing expertise in any area of business management, insolvency, trusteeship, advice on financial matters and under certain circumstances even legal advice.
Before they are officially appointed, candidates must gain appropriate professional experience before passing stringent professional examinations covering a range of subjects essential to the profession and finally swear the professional oath before the German Chamber of Public Auditors [Wirtschaftsprüferkammer]; membership of which is compulsory.


Contact:

FCA Gillian Waldbauer
Head of International Affairs
Phone: 0049 211 4561-221
Email: waldbauer@idw.de
Web: idw.de



Welcome to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

With a global reach and a membership base of more than 70,000 graduates and professionals, the Organisation and its members have been collectively setting the standard for Chartered Accountants and future business leaders since 1928.


Constituted by Royal Charter, and a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA)  an 1,000,000-strong network of professionals and leaders worldwide – the Organisation remains a vital hub of insight and influence for our profession.


We consider ourselves flag-bearers for financial integrity, smart solutions and analytical thinking, as educators of the leaders of the future, and as bastions of trustworthy advice, support and guidance for our members, business leaders, and broader society.


Chartered Accountants. Thinking That Counts.


Contact:

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
National Customer Service Centre
Phone: 1300 137 322 
Email: service@charteredaccountantsanz.com
Web:
charteredaccountantsanz.com
charteredaccountants.com.au
nzica.com






ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 144,000 chartered accountants around the world. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.


As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.


Because of us, people can do business with confidence.



Contact:

Information Centre
Ph: +44 (0)1908 248 250
Email: GAA.services@icaew.com
Web: icaew.com/gaa


Further Resources:

www.icaew.com/thoughtleadership






Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

ICAS is a professional body for over 20,000 world class business professionals who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. ICAS members have achieved the internationally recognised and respected CA qualification. ICAS is an educator, examiner, regulator and thought leader. ICAS was the first professional body of accountants, created by Royal Charter in 1854.


The CA qualification is known around the world for consistency and high standards. ICAS enjoys a widely recognised reputation for providing the 'gold standard' in accountancy education.


Contact:

Fiona Mackay
Director, Member Engagement
Phone:  +44 131 347 0213
Email: memberengagement@icas.org.uk  
Web: icas.org.uk






Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs is the only body in Hong Kong authorised by law to register and grant practicing certificates to Certified Public Accountants in Hong Kong.  The Institute has more than 38,000 members and nearly 17,000 registered students.  Members of the Institute are entitled to the description Certified Public Accountant and to the designatory letters CPA.


The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs evolved from the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, which was established on 1 January 1973. The Institute operates under the Professional Accountants Ordinance and works in the public interest.
The Institute has wide-ranging responsibilities, including assuring the quality of entry into the profession through its postgraduate CPA Qualification Programme and promulgating financial reporting, auditing and ethical standards in Hong Kong.

The Institute has responsibility for regulating and promoting accounting practices in Hong Kong to safeguard its leadership as an international financial centre.


Contact:

Member Services Department
Tel: (852) 2287-7228
Fax: (852) 2865-6603
Fax: (852) 2865-6776
Email: hkicpa@hkicpa.org.hk
Web: hkicpa.org.hk


Further Resources


Professional representations to government and regulatory bodies
Technical submissions





The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)

The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA) is the sole organization for the CPA profession in Japan. It was originally formed in 1949 as a self-disciplinary association, and reorganized under the Certified Public Accountants Act in 1966. In order to practice as a CPA, a qualified person must register with the JICPA and join its membership. In this way the JICPA may effectively guide and supervise its members and maintain close contact with them for the maintenance of a strong and independent organization. The JICPA, through its various committees and project teams, carries out a wide range of activities from self-regulation to the provision of services to its members.


Contact:

International Affairs
Phone: 81-3-3515-1130
Email: international@sec.jicpa.or.jp
Web: hp.jicpa.or.jp/english/