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)

Revision of syllabus

Revision of syllabus for Professional Qualifying Examinations

The Council of ICAG wishes to inform students of the Institute and other stakeholders that, the structure and content of the syllabus for the professional qualifying examinations have been revised. The revised syllabus takes effect from May 2015.

The revision is meant to:

i)Ensure that the ICAG training and syllabus content meets the business needs of Ghana and the international market.
ii)Ensure full compliance with IFAC's International Eudcation Standards (IES 2);
iii)Benchmark ICAG syllabus with those of other reputable Professional Accountancy Organisations (PAOs); and
iv)Update the syllabus content in line with current global developments in accountancy practice.

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In this era of globalization and specialization, there is the need for our members to acquire in depth knowledge in specialized areas of accountancy practice and share the knowledge so acquired with other professional colleagues. This thought has necessitated the introduction of faculty systems in the scheme of activities of our Institute.
Faculties in professional accountancy systems are voluntary groupings of members of a professional accountancy institute based on specialized interest in a particular area of accountancy practice.

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ICAG School re-opening date

It is hereby announced for the benefit of our cherished students that ICAG School reopens on Monday, 12th January 2015 for both regular and evening sessions.

The weekend session will reopen on Saturday, 17th January 2015.

We wish you all a successful school year.

Thank you.

Education Unit



The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), wishes to remind all SSNIT contributors and pensioners who have gone through the SSNIT biometric registration, and have been notified to collect their cards to do so if they have not yet collected their Smart Cards.
They should kindly visit their Branch of registration or the preferred branch they indicated for the collection of their SSNIT Biometric (smart) cards.

Please note that the SSNIT Smart Card will always be required for any business transaction with SSNIT and will facilitate quick service at any SSNIT Branch.

For further enquiries kindly call the
SSNIT Contact Centre on:
0302 611622.

Thank you.


Controller & Accountant-General's Department - Updating Employees Records with Social Security Numbers on the Mechanised Payroll

The Controller and Accountant-General, as part of measures to clean the payroll data, is requesting employees to provide their social security information for their records to be updated on the mechanised payroll system. This exercise has become necessary following a review of the payroll data which shows that some employees do not have the social security numbers on the payroll system. The CAGD therefore wishes to inform Heads of MDAs/MMDAs and employees who do not have or see the social security numbers appearing on their payslips to submit the social security information to their respective Personnel Processing Sections (PPSs) for the numbers to be captured on the payroll system.

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2015 CPD Calendar



Forms and Downloads

ICAG signs MOU with CIPFA ICAG signs MOU with CIPFA 11.11.14 - The Institute of Chartered Accountants (...
Students' Journal - June 2014 Students' Journal - June 2014 30.07.14 - Students' Journal - June 2014 click here...
Student Services Flyer Student Services Flyer 30.11.99 - 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 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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