The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZiCA), the regulatory accountancy body in Zambia which registers all chartered practicing accountants, has joined Chartered Accountants Worldwide as an Associate Member. ZiCA is the third organisation to become an Associate Member.
Chartered Accountants Worldwide brings together like-minded Institutes who continuously contribute to the enhancement of the value of the brand and the profession. Associate Member status is a recognition that ZiCA has demonstrated a commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards.
During its 33 years of existence, ZiCA, which currently has 5858 members, achieved an international recognition for its high quality standards of accountancy education and practice, including a robust regime of continuous professional development and practice monitoring.
Pat Costello, Chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide said: “We are delighted ZiCA has joined the Chartered Accountants Worldwide family. Every member brings something new to the table and we look forward to benefiting from ZiCA’s insights and ideas. We are also glad to expand our network and support even more members around the world.”
President of ZiCA, Mr Wesley M Beene, said: “Working together with other like-minded organisations will add value to the quality of our work. It will also give our members international recognition and access to opportunities and services being offered by Chartered Accountants Worldwide. It is a historic moment to us as it demonstrates our commitment to making our qualification to be among the best in the world. We are delighted to be the second Institute in Africa to be part of this premium group, with South African Institute of Chartered Accountants being one of the founding members.”