List Of Accounting Professional Bodies In The World
List Of Accounting Professional Bodies Across The World

Professional bodies represent the interests of their members by lobbying governments, and provide the framework for self-regulation where this is permitted by statute. Professional bodies are also responsible for administering training and examinations for students and members.


Professional Accounting bodies always seek the interest of their members. Professional Accounting bodies are responsible for the training of their members and conduct examination for the enrollment of members. The primary bodies in each country are affiliated to the International Federation of Accountants while a few do not belong to IFAC as they operate more like specialist bodies helping the work of accountants and auditors such as the field of taxation, forensic auditing and systems auditing. These bodies include:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA)
  • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN)
  • Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA)
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)
  • Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada] (CPA Canada)
  • Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Australia
  • Florida Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants CPAs
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)
  • Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
  • Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP)
  • Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ)
  • Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)
  • Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • Ordre des Experts Comptables de Tunisie 
  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • The Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA)

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