2016 - April
Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants Joins Chartered Accountants Worldwide And Strengthens International Presence
27 Apr 2016 Category: Media Releases
The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZiCA), the regulatory accountancy body in Zambia which registers all chartered practicing accountants, has joined Chartered Accountants Worldwide as an Associate Member. ZiCA is the third organisation to become an Associate Member.
Chartered Accountants Worldwide brings together like-minded Institutes who continuously contribute to the enhancement of the value of the brand and the profession. Associate Member status is a recognition that ZiCA has demonstrated a commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards.
The Chartered Accountant designation has been a mark of excellence in the accountancy and finance profession for over 150 years, and there are Chartered Accountants working in over 180 different countries across the world. By joining the globally-recognised Chartered Accountants Worldwide, ZiCA will have the opportunity to contribute to the further development of the profession. It will also open up access to events and networking opportunities for its members.
During its 33 years of existence, ZICA, which currently has 5858 members, achieved an international recognition for its high quality standards of accountancy education and practice, including a robust regime of continuous professional development and practice monitoring.
Pat Costello, Chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide said: “We are delighted ZiCA has joined the Chartered Accountants Worldwide family. Every member brings something new to the table and we look forward to benefiting from ZiCA’s insights and ideas. We are also glad to expand our network and support even more members around the world.”
President of ZiCA, Mr Wesley M Beene, said: “Working together with other like-minded organisations will add value to the quality of our work. It will also give our members international recognition and access to opportunities and services being offered by Chartered Accountants Worldwide. It is a historic moment to us as it demonstrates our commitment to making our qualification to be among the best in the world. We are delighted to be the second Institute in Africa to be part of this premium group, with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants being one of the founding members.”
Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) Lee Fook Chiew said: “We are pleased that ZiCA has joined Chartered Accountants Worldwide as an Associate member. As its first Associate member, ISCA looks forward to working with ZiCA and the rest of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide family to promote the Chartered Accountant designation and enhance support for Chartered Accountants in the region.”
ZiCA is the third institute to join Chartered Accountants Worldwide as an Associate member, making a key contribution to the global expansion of the organisation. The rest of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide family are founder members; Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Chartered Accountants Ireland, ICAEW, ICAS, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) who joined as an Associate in June 2015 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan who joined (also as an Associate member) in February 2016 .
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Notes to editors:
- Chartered Accountants Worldwide
Chartered Accountants Worldwide has been created by the leading institutes of Chartered Accountants from around the world to support, develop and promote the vital role that Chartered Accountants play throughout the global economy. More information on the organisation can be found at charteredaccountantsworldwide.com
Chartered Accountants Worldwide Associate membership is open to Chartered Accountancy bodies who:
- refer to their members as Chartered Accountants and legitimately use the Chartered Accountant brand;
- are a member of IFAC or an IFAC Recognised Regional Organisation (e.g., CAPA or PAFA);
- require their members to commit to continuing professional development;
- are committed to working together to promote the Chartered Accountancy brand; and
- can demonstrate how they are improving the quality of the Chartered Accountancy qualification.
The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) is a self-regulated membership body for the accountancy profession in Zambia. It has statutory powers to regulate accountants in public practice and business accountants in Zambia through an independent Disciplinary Committee.
The guiding principles of the Institute are virtue, competence, Integrity and professionalism.
- Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 30,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.
Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a global accountancy hub.
ISCA is the Administrator of the Singapore QP and the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation.
ISCA is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Worldwide – supporting, developing and promoting over 325,000 Chartered Accountants in more than 180 countries around the world.
For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg.