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)


Mrs. Angela Peasah, IPP,
Colleague Council Members,
Founding Deans and Vice Deans,
Members of ICAG,
Invited Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

In the course of this year, we have as an Institute, been trumpeting the formation of Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana’s (ICAG) Faculty system to provide thought leadership in our effort to develop the competencies of Chartered Accountant (CA) professionals and to provide advice and advocacy to influence and promote sound accounting practice and accountability in Ghana.

This evening, ICAG again is making history as we launch the ICAG’s Faculty system, a vision, captured in the 2014-16 Presidency agenda.

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List of Licensed auditing firms for 2014

List of licensed firms for 2014 that have fulfilled all the prescribed requirements of The Institute. The Licences are valid until 31 December 2014. Click List of Licensed Auditing Firms.pdf to download.

**  Firms have been categorised for the purposes of applying the appropriate licence fees. The criteria was basically on revenue levels, number of partners and number of staff as reported by firms. The categories range from A1 to D, with A1 being firms with the highest revenue levels and in that order.

*** These firms are incorporated under The Companies Code 1963 (Act 179) and are  not qualified to be  an auditor of a company as provided for in Section 134(2) of Act 179.  Consequently, these firms can provide all other services except statutory audit services. They have been advised accordingly  and are in the process of regularising the status of their firms to enable them provide statutory audit services, in accordance with Act 179, in addition to the other services.


ICAG signs MOU with CIPFA

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) (ICAG) and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in promoting good Public Financial Management (PFM).

The MoU finalizes the relationship between the two professional bodies and creates a framework for the two institutes to collaborate to promote good PFM practices in Ghana. Both Institutes have identified strengthening the capacity of finance professionals across government as a key issue.

The two bodies will also collaborate in the implementation of IPSAS in Ghana. The partnership will also ensure that the voice of the accounting profession is heard on issues of public interest regarding public financial management, economic and fiscal policy within Ghana.



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

Thank you.


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


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2014 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 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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