How can I become a chartered accountant?

To Become a Chartered Accountant (a Member of the ICAJ), successful candidates must:

Pass any of the qualifying examinations of the Institute (ACCA Professional examinations or a Master of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Mona, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) examinations or the Canadian Certified General Accounting (CGA) examinations)

Have obtained practical experience of not less than three years, by working in a professional firm or being engaged in accounting work in other acceptable organisations in senior positions

Be at least 21 years old Be recommended by two members of the Institute Be approved to membership by the Council of the Institute. Council may consider qualifications under other prescribed bodies upon application.

As a prerequisite to becoming a Chartered Accountant, one can pursue studies through any of the following routes:

The ICAJ/ACCA Joint Scheme examinations

A relevant first Degree from the University of the West Indies or the University of Technology

A Master of Science in Accounting from the University of the West Indies (Mona)

ACCA's Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) Programme or The Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Programme

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA) examinations

The Canadian Certified General Accounting (CGA) examinations.

Comments: For details on how to become a Chartered Accountant click here for brochure. N.B. This document is in PDF Format. You must have the Acrobat Reader installed to view. To download the latest version of Acrobat Reader, please click here. For further information contact the Institute at 929-5869 or 929-6082

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