The Australian Chapter of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Regn: INC 9886764 ABN: 48 419 233 026
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is a premier accounting body recognized globally for its contribution in the fields of education, professional development, maintenance of high accounting, auditing and ethical standards. With members spread globally and rendering services in every walk of social and economic life, ICAI is the second largest accounting body in the world with a membership of over 200,000 chartered accountants.
The Australian Chapter of the ICAI was inaugurated on January 7, 2007 in Sydney by past president CA T.N. Manoharan who has just been awarded Padam Shri. Since then, the Chapter has opened regional centrescenters in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth. The Australian Chapter has been set up to facilitate professional development and provide a platform for networking for Indian chartered accountants coming to Australia with career growth aspirations. The Chapter’s mission is to promote the accounting and financial expertise of its members and contribute to the growth of the Australian economy by increasing productivity and bridging the skill gaps for accounting professionals in the country.
The Chapter has a rapidly growing membership base with many of its members playing an active role in the local business community in rural and remote areas as practitioners, leaders, managers, and decision makers in accounting and financial management. As Members, we are dedicated to continued professional development, to achieving the highest levels of professional ethics, to supporting each other in our commitment to professional excellence, and to promoting Australia-India business partnerships.
What we do
The Chapter provides a dynamic forum for management accounting and financial professionals to develop and advance their knowledge base through its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs, cutting-edge practice development education and networking opportunities through the Sydney City CBD events, and the advocacy of the highest ethical and professional practices.
The Chapter has facilitated the signing of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) with Certified Public Accountants, Australia, on February 3, 2009 and with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia on July 5, 2009. This will enable members to take advantage of the increased mobility of their qualification and open doors to numerous professional opportunities.
The growing importance of India as an investment destination with untapped market potential is increasingly attracting Australian companies to explore trade and investment opportunities in India. Similarly, Indian companies are keen to explore opportunities in the resources, diary, financial services and other sectors that Australia has a competitive advantage to offer. The Chapter intends to play an important role to help Australian and Indian businesses negotiate mutually beneficial partnerships.
The Chapter believes strongly in facilitating the integration process of Indian migrants Chartered Accountants coming to Australia. Towards this, we offer mentoring support, conduct focus workshops, organize social events and participate in sports activities to build a community of like minded professional accountants who will find it easier to settle down and contribute positively to the growth of the Australian economy.
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