New Delhi: The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has entered into a unilateral arrangement “Pilot International Pathway Scheme” with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) for ICAI members based in Australia and New Zealand. The said pathway program is in addition to the proposed MoU, which is before the Government for approval.
Through this scheme, ICAI members based in Australia and New Zealand would get the membership of CA ANZ in addition to ICAI membership by completing 40 hours of self-study programme and attending a two days workshop in less than one month’s time. The participants shall be evaluated through oral and written assessments during the workshop.
This Pilot International Pathway Programme would aid India’s focus for facilitating export of accountancy services and promotion of global mobility of accountancy services in digital world which is earmarked as one of the important Champion Sector initiative of the Government of India. The scheme would increase the professional avenues for our members in Australia & New Zealand by facilitating recognition of Indian accountancy professionals with local Accountancy qualification in addition to existing ICAI qualification. The scheme would foster strong working relations between the two accounting institutes and would provide better opportunities to Indian Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand. Further details about the scheme can be seen at https://resource.cdn.icai.org/49849icai-ia39512.pdf
ICAI has around 1500 members in Australia & New Zealand and has three Overseas Chapters in Australia and one in New Zealand. This scheme would provide an opportunity to these members to expand their profession horizon and herald a new dimension for business globally.