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ACA training in Pakistan

The ACA from ICAEW is internationally recognised as a premier financial business qualification in more than 160 countries around the world.

Who can study for the ACA?

You will need to meet one of the criteria to be able to study for the ACA from ICAEW.

  • Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) living in Pakistan who have obtained ICAP membership by complying with its training and examinations requirements can study for the ACA and apply to join ICAEW.
  • Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) living in other countries who have obtained ICAP membership by complying with its training and examinations requirements can study for the ACA and apply to join ICAEW.
  • Students, affiliates or members of another internationally recognised professional accountancy body (such as ACCA) living in Pakistan may be able to study for the ACA in Pakistan.

What does the ACA look like for you?

ACCA students and affiliate members

ACCA students and affiliates members could be eligible for credits for prior learning (exam exemptions) for up to 12 out of the 15 ACA exam modules. This would mean that to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, you would need to complete the rest of the ACA exams, complete our technical work experienceinitial professional development requirements and the online ethics training programme.

ACCA members

ACCA members are eligible to apply for credit for all 12 Professional Stage ACA exam modules. This would mean that to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, you would need to sit the three ICAEW Advanced Stage exams, complete our technical work experienceinitial professional development requirements and the online ethics training programme.

Please note:

  • Students and affiliates of other professional bodies (such as ACCA) who are not eligible for credit from all 12 ACA Professional Stage exams, cannot complete the ACA from ICAEW in Pakistan. Please see exam centre for further information on where it is possible to sit the Professional Stage exams
  • Eligible students and affiliates from other professional bodies such as ACCA can apply for exam credits free of charge. This offer is available for a limited period of time.
  • You can only apply for exam credits once you are registered with ICAEW (See Step 1: Register with ICAEW).

You are encouraged to apply as early as possible for any credits for which you feel you may be eligible. Applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

ICAP members

For ICAP members, the ACA from ICAEW is a combination of exams and ethics training. (Please continue with Steps 1-4 below).

Contact Members' details

Karachi - Southern Region

Mr Sulaiman Munaf Bawany ACA, ACCA, Bsc

Chief Executive Officer, Escribir

Tel (Work): +92 21 353 089 515
Tel (Mobile): +92 333 319 1621
Email: sulaiman@escribir.biz

Biography

Sulaiman started his career in the UAE. After gaining experience in Public Practice he moved to the banking sector where he worked in departments like Business Planning, Investor Relationships, Business Performance &Treasury Finance.

Belonging to family of entrepreneurs, he moved back to his home town, Karachi in 2010 with the aim of growing his family business as well as setting up his own. Having strong education background, he started a new era in Professional training by launching Escribir College of Advance studies

Being the CEO of the college he aims to revolutionize education in Pakistan and bring it in lines with international standards. The college has grown rapidly in a short period of time and has more than 800 students enrolled in different accountancy and management programs of ICAEW, ICAP, ACCA, CIMA, ICMA & Edexcel.

In addition to the above he is also the leading trainer for IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and ISA (International Standards on Auditing) in the college.

Lahore - Northern Region

Fazal Mahmood FCA

Senior Partner, Fazal Mahmood and Company Chartered Accountants

Tel: +92 42 37426775
Fax: +92 42 37426774
Email: fazalm@live.com

Address:
147 – Shadman Colony 1
Lahore, 54000
Pakistan

Biography

Photograph of Fazal MahmoodFazal qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant from Jeffreys Henry Chartered Accountants, London (a member firm of JHI) in 1984. He is a Fellow of the ICAEW and a member of the ICAEW Audit Faculty. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants.

Fazal was elected twice as Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (1997-2005) and also served as chairman of the technical advisory committee (North) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (1997-2005). Fazal was twice elected as Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan, as well as being elected as director of Lahore Stock Exchange (Guarantee) Limited for three years (1998-2000). Fazal was also elected as President of the Pakistan Institute of Public Finance Accountants. He has also attended IFAC and SAFA conferences around the world on various occasions.

Fazal has diversified expertise in capital market issues, Corporate Laws and financial management. He has been engaged in various special assignments throughout his career, with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. He is the founding partner of Fazal Mahmood and Company Chartered Accountants, a member firm of JHI and Task International and has been in practice for almost three decades now.

Practising certificates and regulated areas

Membership of ICAEW does not by itself grant practising rights. ICAP members who join ICAEW will be eligible for a practising certificate on the same terms as other ICAEW members.

UK audit rights are controlled by the Professional Oversight Board (POB) and are not awarded to ICAP members joining ICAEW.