The ICAEW Middle East regional office opened in 2009 and is based in DIFC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The key focus of the office is to support ICAEW’s wider international strategy – to ensure the highest standards within the accountancy and finance profession and to raise the profile of the profession.
Across the region ICAEW Middle East provides support to over 1,200 members and students, and works closely with governments, regulators, key stakeholders and other professional bodies.
Recent activities range from the launch of the ICAEW Emiratisation scholarship scheme to attract local Emiratis into the profession, signing an MoU with the Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, and supporting authorised training organisations and partners in learning delivering tuition in the region.
ICAEW also assists the DFSA with audit quality monitoring, responds to various consultation papers on proposed changes to financial structures and regulations, and produces a series of economic insights, and thought leadership and technical events for both members and non-members, within the GCC.