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Institute of Chartered Accountants - Ghana

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ghana is a professional accountancy organisation in Ghana. It is the sole such organisation in Ghana with the right to award the Chartered Accountant designation, and with the right to regulate the accountancy profession in Ghana. The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) was established by an Act of Parliament, Act 170, in 1963. Members of the organisation are the only persons recognized under the Companies Code (Act 179) 1963, to pursue audits of company accounts in Ghana. It is governed by a council of eleven members who are chartered accountants.The Council, headed by a President, holds office for a period of two (2) years.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) is a member of two international bodies, the sub-regional ABWA or Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa, and the IFAC or International Federation of Accountants, the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession.


The Institute currently runs two distinct programmes.
  (a) The Professional Programme.
  (b) The Technician Programme, known as the Ghana Accounting Technicians (GAT) Programme.
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.

Successful completion of the GAT programme, however, opens up a way for people to take up middle-level managerial jobs and can serve a good introduction to the very determined who may wish to proceed to the professional programme.

International Affiliations/Networking
The Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) is a member of two international bodies.  These are:
            (i) ABWA: - Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa
            (ii) IFAC:-International Federation of Accountants

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants must have:

A complete pass at the Foundation (level one) of the Professional course applied for.

Complete pass in the level preceding the level applied for

      Other Qualifications

Holders of Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting, Management Studies and Marketing.

Holders of 1st Degree in Business related subjects

 All applicants with HND and 1st Degree are advised to register with the professional body before enrolling on the course.
Further information may be obtained from:

P. O. BOX 4268


TEL: 021-669591/669592



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