Who is a Chartered Accountant?

A Chartered Accountant is a person who is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ). Having graduate status does not enable anyone to refer to him/herself as a Chartered Accountant, which is a misconception held by many persons. Only Chartered Accountants are entitled to use the designation CA.

This designation indicates that by experience and competence in certain key areas such as Financial Regulatory Obligations, Taxation, Management, Audit and Business Planning & Control, the person is deemed qualified to provide the highest level of service to the business world.

What are some of the benefits I can derive as a member of the Institute? Use of the designation - CA which has a marketing value, and is well respected among employers. Free publications. Bye-Laws, Accounting & Auditing Standards (with updates) The ICAJ subscribes to professional bodies (IFAC and IASC) for auditing and accounting standards and has adopted over 30 such standards. Bi-Annual Charter Magazines.

Quarterly Newsletters. The opportunity to serve on the Institute's Council and various Committees, thereby having an input in the operation and development of the accountancy profession. Invitation to serve on National Boards/Committees. Invitation to make national commentaries.

International Representation on Councils/Boards. The Public Accountancy Board. The ACCA's Council. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean. PSOJ BOJ

Comments: For more information call the Institute at (876)929-5869.

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