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A listing of global and regional professional bodies, organisations and networks for the accountancy sector.
Please see our pages on accounting by country for national professional bodies and organisations.

Global organisations

Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
Formerly the International Association of Hospitality Accountants.

Institute of Accountants and Bookkeepers (IAB)
Formerly the International Association of Bookkeepers. Professional body for those providing bookkeeping and related accounting services to small businesses.

International Association of Practising Accountants (IAPA)
Association of independent accountancy and business advisory firms.

International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
Global accountancy body representing 180 member and associate organisations in 135 jurisdictions. Its aim is to ‘serve the public interest by enhancing the relevance, reputation, and value of the global accountancy profession’. Its website includes details of members, associates, affiliates, and regional network partners, as well as good practice guidance on Establishing and Developing a Professional Accountancy Body.

IFAC has established the following independent international standard-setting boards:

International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS Foundation)
Not-for-profit organisation responsible for overseeing the development of global accounting and sustainability disclosure standards, known as IFRS Standards. Two independent standard-setting boards operate under the oversight of the IFRS Foundation:

International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC)
Formerly the International Valuation Standards Committee. Organisation comprised of 200 member organisations from around the world. The IVSC works closely with IFAC and the IASB, and has released International Valuation Standards (IVS) since 1985.

Standing Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR)
United Nations group aiming to help developing countries and economies in transition to implement best practices in corporate transparency and accounting.

Regional organisations and networks


Association of Accountancy Bodies of West Africa (ABWA)
Federation of accountancy bodies in the region.

Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA)
Organisation representing African professional accountancy bodies.


ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA)
Umbrella organisation for the national accountancy bodies of the ten member countries which make up the Association of South East Asian Nations.

Asian-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group (AOSSG)
Group of standard-setting bodies formed to share experiences on IFRS adoption in the region.

Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA)
Body representing accounting organisations in the Asia-Pacific region.

South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA)
Alliance of accountancy bodies in the region.


Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean
Network of accountancy and financial services bodies covering the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the Eastern Caribbean, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, and Suriname.


Accountancy Europe
Representative organisation for the accountancy profession in Europe.

European Accounting Association
Organisation for academics and researchers in the field of accounting.

European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs
Umbrella organisation for national accountants and auditors’ organisations whose individual members provide professional services primarily to SMEs within Europe.

European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG)
A private sector body that assists the European Commission with technical guidance on accounting issues, particularly the implementation of IFRS Standards.

Federation of Mediterranean Accountants (FCM)
Body representing professional institutes of accountants in Mediterranean countries.

Latin America and North America

Asociación Interamericana de Contabilidad (AIC)
Association of national professional organisations for accountants from across the American continent.

Grupo Latinoamericano de Emisores de Normas de Información Financiera (GLENIF) / Group of Latin American Accounting Standard Setters (GLASS)
Organisation representing 17 accounting standard setting bodies across Central and South America.

Middle East

Arab Federation of Accountants and Auditors (AFAA)
Organisation for accountants and auditors throughout the Arab countries.

International Arab Society of Certified Accountants (IASCA)
Independent organisation representing accounting professionals in Arab League countries, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Algeria.

Russia and Eurasia

Eurasian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (EICPA) – CPA Eurasia
Organisation that unites national CPA institutes across the Eurasia region.
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