The Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana


The Institute of Chartered Accountants

faculty-systemThe 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)

Guidelines for the conduct of the 2016 Council Elections

This document is to provide guidelines for the conduct of the election of members to Council for the 2016-2018 tenure. It seeks to provide guidance on acceptable practices, complaints and sanctions.

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Project Finance and Grants Manager

TITLE: Project Finance and Grants Manager
DATE OF PUBLICATION Monday, 16th May, 2016

Programme background
The Ghana Oil and Gas for Inclusive Growth (GOGIG) programme seeks to deliver the G8-Ghana partnership on Extractives launched by President Mahama and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in June 2013. Within this framework, the GOGIG programme design is based on the Natural Resource Charter and was designed to help Ghana make the most of its new-found oil and gas resources.  The five year programme started in December, 2014 with a six-month inception phase and commenced full implementation in September, 2015.  

The overall goal is “inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction (through a well-managed oil & gas sector)”. The program plans to achieve its outcome of “effective management of oil and gas resources”.

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2015 Annual Report and Financial Statements


Our Vision
To be the premier institute of Chartered Accountants in Africa by:

  • Having a technically competent and appropriate membership
  • Providing services of the highest professional standards to industry, commerce and government
  • Being recognised for the highest professional standards of competencies, integrity and excellence
  • Providing the best services to members and students
  • Being accepted as an authoritative body in accountancy and financial matters
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Profiles of Contestants for 2016-2018 Council Elections

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Don’t connive with suppliers to over-invoice – University Dean

The Dean of the University of Ghana Business School, Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor, has deplored accountants who connive with suppliers and others to over-invoice in order to embezzle funds and perpetuate fraud.

He stated that nations and corporate bodies thrived on sound ethical values, noting that trust was key for survival under any setting.

“Financial systems and the going concern principle will fail once trust and ethical behavior are neglected,”Prof. Abor said when he addressed the 26th graduation ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) in Accra.

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2016 CPD Calendar



Forms and Downloads

CA Student Registration Form 2016 CA Student Registration Form 2016 12.01.16 - CA Student Registration Form. Click he...
Student Services Flyer Student Services Flyer 18.02.15 - Student Services Flyer - Click here to ...
Graduation Payment Form Graduation Payment Form 26.01.15 - Graduation Payment Form - click here to ...
ICAG signs MOU with CIPFA ICAG signs MOU with CIPFA 11.11.14 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants (...
Exemption Form Exemption Form 25.07.14 - Exemption Form. Click here to download
Application Form - CA Application Form - CA 25.07.14 - Application forms CA Members. Click he...
Application Form - Practicing Application Form - Practicing 25.07.14 - Application Form -  Practising Me...
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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