The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana


The Institute of Chartered Accountants

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) was established by an Act of parliament, Act 170, in 1963.  It is the sole body charged with the regulation of the accountancy profession in Ghana.  Its members are the only persons recognized under the Companies Code (Act 179) 1963, for the purpose of audit of company accounts.  It is governed by a council of eleven chartered accountants.  The Council, headed by a President, holds office for a period of two (2) years.

Institute currently runs two distinct programmes.
(a) The Professional Programme.
(b) The Technician programme, known as Accounting Technician Scheme West Africa (ATSWA).

A candidate who successfully completes the professional programme and obtain a working experience in accountancy, approved by the Council of the |Institute., qualifies to use the designatory letter ‘CA’ after his/her name.



The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana)


2 Forthcoming Chartered Diploma programmes (IPSAS & Forensic Audit) in October 2014

Chartered Diploma in IPSAS
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The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) wishes to inform all students preparing for the NOVEMBER 2014 Professional Examinations that registration of entries will begin on MONDAY, 25TH AUGUST, 2014.

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Press Release

Monday, 18th August 2014

ICAG signs partnership agreement with CIPFA

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) (ICAG) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), are delighted to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The MOU cements the relationship between the two bodies and creates a framework for the two institutes to work together to promote good Public Financial Management (PFM) practices in Ghana. Both Institutes have identified strengthening the capacity of finance professionals across government as a key priority. Support for IPSAS implementation in Ghana is also an essential element of the collaboration.

The partnership will also help to ensure that the voice of the accounting profession is heard on issues of public interest regarding public financial management, economic and fiscal policy within Ghana.

CIPFA International Chairman, Ian Ball, who recently visited Ghana said:

“The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), has adopted a leadership role through its clear recognition of the need for strengthened public financial management. We have seen strong support from government and the public sector in Ghana for an agreement between our two institutes.

For CIPFA, it is a real honour to have the opportunity to use our knowledge, resources and experience to work in partnership with ICAG and governmental institutions within Ghana.

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2014 CPD Timetable



Forms and Downloads

Students' Journal - June 2014 Students' Journal - June 2014 30.07.14 - Students' Journal - June 2014 click here...
Student Services Flyer Student Services Flyer 25.07.14 - Student Services Flyer - Click here to ...
Graduation Payment Form Graduation Payment Form 25.07.14 - Graduation Payment Form - click here to ...
CA Student Registration Form CA Student Registration Form 25.07.14 - CA Student Registration Form. Click he...
Exemption Form Exemption Form 25.07.14 - Exemption Form. Click here to download
Application Form Application Form 25.07.14 - Application forms CA Members. Click he...
Application Form Application Form 25.07.14 - Application Form -  Practising Member...
Professional Affiliation Professional Affiliation 25.07.14 - Application Forms -  Professional Aff...
Draft ICAG Bill - For Review by Members Draft ICAG Bill - For Review by Members 12.08.11 - THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS BILL, 2009 Me...

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