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)

The Student's Journal March 2014

The Educational Unit

The Educational Unit is responsible for planning, coordinating and organizing tuition for registered students of the Institute’s Professional and ATSWA programmes. The Unit is also charged with the responsibility of assisting and supporting students to achieving academic and personal success.

ICAG School The rational for establishing the ICAG School has been to offer students with quality tuition in the Institute’s Professional and ATSWA programmes.  The School has since its inception focused its attention on getting qualified, well trained and experienced lecturers to handle students in all the subject areas. As part of its desire to vigorously promote teaching and learning, the Educational Unit ensures effective monitoring and evaluation of both lecturers’ and students’ performances through test and appraisals. read more...

ICAG Marks 50th Anniversary With A Public Lecture In Accra

The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) has hosted a public lecture in Accra— the last in a series— as part of activities marking the 50th anniversary celebration of the Institute.

The lecture, which spoke to the topic “Accountability in the Public Sector: The professionals’ perspective” was intended to throw light on the public sector, examine its processes and procedures, identify its strengths and weaknesses and find remedial measures.

The lectures were delivered  by three distinguished personalities — Prof. Cletus Dordunoo, CEO and Chairman of ClayDord Consult, Mr Yonny Kulendi, a Ghanaian private  legal practitioner and Mr Eric Oduro Osae of the  Institute of Local Government Studies.

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ICAG Induction Course Presentation - March 2014

Click to download the March 2014 Induction Presentations.

Etiquette and Grooming

Managing a Professional Office

Principles of Stress Management

Strategic Talent Management

Pentecost University Presentation

World Congress of Accountants

The 19th World Congress of Accountants (WCOA 2014)

The 19th World Congress of Accountants (WCOA 2014) will be held in Rome, Italy, from 10th to 13th November, 2014.

The Theme for the Congress is, "Vision 2020 - Learning from the Past, Building the Future".



Include/not include                          Regular

Early Bird until 31/7/14
Emerging Countries
All inclusive - all congress sessions, concerts, launches and Gala Dinner
Accompanying Person
Opening session, concerts and Gala Dinner included

Full details are available on the WCOA 2014 website.

Call for Nominations Issued—Candidates Sought for Independent Standard-Setting Boards

The Call for Nominations for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards in 2015 was issued today. The Call for Nominations outlines the upcoming opportunities for membership on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), and International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).

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2014 CPD Timetable



Forms and Downloads

Draft ICAG Bill - For Review by Members Draft ICAG Bill - For Review by Members 12.08.11 - THE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS BILL, 2009 Me...
Professional Affiliation Professional Affiliation 02.02.11 - Application Forms -  Professional Aff...
Application Form Application Form 01.02.11 - Application Form -  Practising Member...
Application Form Application Form 01.02.11 - Application forms CA Members. Click he...
Exemption Form Exemption Form 06.12.09 - Exemption Form. Click here to download

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