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)

ICAG holds induction Course for 248 members

An induction course has been held for 248 new members of the Institute of Chartered Accountant, Ghana.

The two-day programme is designed to initiate the members into the accountancy profession, having passed the institute’s professional examinations.

The members were taken through the principles of good ethical behaviors, stress management and how to invest in professional excellence as well as an exposure on sections of the Chartered Accountant Act170.

Speaking at the opening ceremony in Accra, the president of the institute, Professor Kwame Bosiako Omane-Antwi, expressed concern held by a section of the public against accountants of the institute.

He said members of the institute had been professionally trained not to engage in any form of malfeasance, for which reason a committee had been established to ensure that its members strictly adhered to code of ethics.

“Members of ICAG are regulated by five fundamental principles of IFAC code of Ethics including integrity, objectivity, professional competence and behavior as well as confidentiality”. Therefore any member who engages in financial malfeasance is disciplined by the professional standard and Ethics Committee of Council”, he said.

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This year’s Accountants’ Week celebrations will start on Saturday, 18th April 2015, with a Health Walk and Fun Games at the Aviation Social Centre. It would continue on 26th April 2015 with a Thanksgiving Service at the Pentecost International Worship Centre, opposite Maritime University, Sakumono near the beach road to Tema.

The Accountants’ Conference will be held at the School of Medical Sciences auditorium, University of Cape Coast and end with a Dinner-Dance at the Institute of Education Hall on Thursday, 30th April 2015. Click on the documents below to download



For the third time in almost two years, B&FT met Mr Fred Moore at the ICAG office in Okponglo, East Legon. He walked us to his office and we could see the same steely-eyed determination we saw two years ago.

Mr. Fred Moore started with, “regardless of whether the public sector and economy are humming, or whether businesses generally and investors particularly shelter to protect assets, there is always a strong demand for advisors and business leaders with specialised skills from the Institute  of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) to help smooth the business information flow.

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Prof KB Omane-Antwi, President of ICAG pays Courtesy Call on Mr Mohammed Ahmed Alhassan, IGP.

The ICAG President’s courtesy call on the IGP is intended to forge a closer collaboration between ICAG and other major national institutions pursuant of the national agenda.

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2015 CPD Calendar



Forms and Downloads

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 (...
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 - 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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