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)



This year, the Institute is making efforts to streamline the examination process. In that vein, from the May examination onwards, students would be required to access their AUTHORITY TO SIT online.

Since this is the first time we are beginning this process, we wish to appeal to all students to cooperate with the Secretariat. Anytime you encounter a challenge while in the process of accessing your AUTHORITY TO SIT, kindly send an email via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for prompt assistance.

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Papal Audience added to WCOA 2014

Pope Francis will hold a special audience with attendees of the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA). Those interested in participating should register on the tours and excursions website.

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Change of Examination Centre for Part 1 Students writing in Accra

 It is hereby announced for the benefit of all Part I students writing the November 2014 examinations in Accra, that, they will be writing all their papers at the ICAG School adjacent the Accountancy House, Okponglo, East Legon.

All students should kindly note this change and comply accordingly.

Direct all your enquiries to the Examinations Department.

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The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) wishes to announce for the information of existing and  prospective students that the new syllabus for the May 2015 examinations is available at the Students' Services webpage of this website. Please click here to download

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CA Opens Doors, Be A CA, Be A Business Leader


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

Chartered Diploma in IPSAS
There is growing pressure on public sector entities the world over to prepare and present highquality transparent financial statements, apply clear and appropriate financial management approaches for the purpose of enhanced operational allocation and utilization of public funds to
achieve economic growth and development.
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has issued International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) which provide a sounds basis for public sector entities to demonstrate sound financial reporting using accrual accounting and budgeting techniques. Click read more...

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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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