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Gain audit rights in the UK as an ICAA member

Audit is a regulated area in the UK, and membership of the ICAEW will not automatically grant you the right to audit in the UK. Below are details of what ICAA members (or CA ANZ members who joined through the ICAA education and training route) need to do in order to gain audit rights in the UK.

How to gain audit rights in the UK

In order to gain audit rights in the UK, individuals joining the ICAEW will need to:

The Audit Qualification (AQ)

How to obtain the Audit Qualification

In order to obtain the Audit Qualification you must have:

  • Gained CA ANZ membership via the ICAA normal education and training route
  • Gained reciprocal membership with ICAEW
  • Pass the aptitude test in UK tax and law – the Certificate Level modules of Principles of Taxation and Law.
  • Demonstrate that you have met the Australian equivalent of the Companies Act 2006 Audit Qualification requirements. You should contact the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to provide confirmation that you have at least two years’ experience working for a Registered Company Auditor and 240 days of audit experience of which 120 days must be in statutory audit.

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Aptitude test application.

If you wish to join ICAEW with audit rights, please complete and submit the aptitude test application.

Further information

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