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Africa

Find out more about what ICAEW does for its members in Africa, including: contact details; networking opportunities; resources; and the qualifications available in the region, as well as links to information on how to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in Africa.

Local support

ICAEW has a network of members around the world that offer support to fellow ICAEW members in their region. These ‘Contact Members’ are your points of contact for enquiries and they act as ambassadors in promoting ICAEW in your country.

We have contact members in:

If you are interested in becoming a contact member, please contact Sarah Prescott, International Affairs Manager, for further details.

Advisory helplines and services

ICAEW provides specialist advisory teams to support you throughout your career and help with any problems, issues or questions you have via helplines or publications:

Resources on the African economy

Library & Information Services

Gain access to a range of information and resources on countries across Africa, including economic forecasts, guides to doing business, labour market reports and information on the tax climate in each jurisdiction.

Economic Insight: Africa

Produced in partnership with Oxford Economics, one of the world’s foremost advisory firms, this quarterly report provides a unique perspective on the prospects for Africa as a whole and for its individual economies against the international economic background.

Networking opportunities

Volunteers in Africa host a variety of social and educational events for members. These include: talks by prominent local business people; updates on accounting practice and social activities.

The events are often free of charge and are a great way to meet other ICAEW Chartered Accountants and expand your network of contacts.

To stay up to date with social events in your area, please opt to receive ‘Regional updates’ via your communication preferences.

Updates on events which cover finance or business topics will depend on your other communication choices.

If you would like to become a volunteer in your area, please get in touch with Cassie Metelko.

ICAEW Africa officials

Members Advisory Board

In late 2016, ICAEW established a Members Advisory Board (MAB) of prominent chartered accountants from across Africa.

The MAB was inaugurated in Nairobi on 28 November 2016, and will work with ICAEW’s Regional Director, Michael Armstrong, to identify emerging issues that will affect the accountancy and finance professions and ICAEW members in the region.

The MAB will also act as a networking facility and provide strategic advice on ICAEW's Africa activity.

The Members Advisory Board:

East Africa Community Daniel Ndonye, Former Senior Partner, Managing Partner and CEO, Deloitte East Africa (Chair)
East Africa Community Chemutai Murgor, CFO, Kenya and East Africa, Standard Chartered
Nigeria Ede Dafinone, Deputy Managing Partner, Horwath Dafinone
Mauritius Gerald Lincoln, Managing Partner, EY
Botswana Ian Haworth, Director, Ekusha Pty
Zimbabwe Robin Vela, Chairman, National Social Security Authority of Zimbabwe
South Africa Olufunke Ighodaro, Former CFO, Tiger Brands

ICAEW Council

The Africa representative on ICAEW Council is Eddie Ouko

Partner organisations in Africa

ICAEW works in partnership with organisations to promote good practice across the world.

In Africa we work with the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), through our involvement with the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).

This means that ICAEW members in South Africa can access a range of member services from SAICA, including CPD and networking events at SAICA member rates. ICAEW members can also receive news and information by subscribing to their e-mail newsletters.

Find out more about:

Qualifications and programmes in Africa

The following ICAEW qualifications and programmes available in Africa:

Join ICAEW in Africa

Complete the ACA

To qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant you must complete the ACA qualification, which consists of a combination of three years of practical work experience; 15 exam modules; professional development and ethics and professional scepticism training.

Full ACA training is offered in Kenya and Mauritius.

Join as a member of another accountancy body

If you are a qualified member of another professional body, you could be eligible for credits that enable you to join the ICAEW without completing all of the ACA exams.

We offer a number of routes to members of: