The Institute of Chartered Accountants regulates the practice of Accountancy in Jamaica as well as the use of the Accountancy designations - CA ad FCA. When you become a member you become certified to use the designation Chartered Accountant ".
to qualify as a member you must;
1Pass any of the qualifying examinations recognized by 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, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification*, or the Canadian Certified General Accounting (CGA) examinations). The ICAJ Council, in its discretion may by resolution admit to membership of the Institute any person who is a member of a professional accountancy body listed below:
2Have 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. This experience must be attested to by a supervisor or manager.
3Be at least 21 years old
4Be recommended by two members of the ICAJ who are in good standing
5Be approved to membership by the Council of the Institute.
* Holders of the CMA qualification who wish to obtain a practising certificate from the Public Accountancy Board (PAB) - www.pab.gov.jm, are required to complete the required courses in audit, taxation and company law at the graduate level.
Click here for copy of the Competence of Chartered Accountants & Certification of Approved Accountancy Training, forms, which detail the experience necessary for membership.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica
8 Ruthven Road, Kingston 10
Phone : (876) 929-6082
Fax : (876) 929-9416