Tag Archives: IQAB

ACAUS Members Seek US Recognition

State Board Report April 2015 Over 7,000 members of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States are at work in this country. Approximately 2,600 call the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales their home institute, and 2,500 are members of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, with the rest being members…

Trans-Tasman Institute Formed

State Board Report February 2015 On January 1, 2015 the "Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand" formally came into existence. The merger of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia has brought together the training programs of both institutes, resulting in combined education, examination and experience requirements. Both…

CPA Canada Completes Unification

State Board Report October 2014 As of October 1, ICGA Canada has united with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), to complete the merger of what had previously been three national Canadian professional associations. CPA Canada now has more than 190,000 members. In his update to the October 6 conference call of the…

USTR Continues Talks with EU

State Board Report September 2014 Members of the U.S. Trade Representative’s office will resume discussions of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) in September. T-TIP is a comprehensive trade and investment agreement being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. According to the USTR: “T-TIP will be a cutting edge agreement aimed…

IQAB Ponders Future Agreements

State Board Report April 2014 With representatives from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, the NASBA/AICPA International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB) met on March 28 and continued to consider how best to move forward with recognition in this country of non- U.S. accounting professionals. Six mutual recognition agreements developed by IQAB continue to…

Global CA Branding Effort Underway

State Board Report March 2014 “No ordinary business minds” is the marketing slogan of the six institutes of chartered accountants that banded together a year ago to promote the work of their combined 310,000 professionals. Speakers at the February 27, 2014 annual meeting of the Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States (ACAUS) were…

Treacy Says IQAB Seeks New Paths

State Board Report November 2013 When the NASBA/AICPA International Qualifications Board (IQAB) evaluates partners for mutual recognition agreements (MRAs), those evaluations are tied to the education, experience and examination requirements for CPA licensure as stated in the Uniform Accountancy Act, IQAB Chair Emeritus William Treacy told the Annual Meeting. Currently IQAB is considering agreements with…

NASBA/AICPA IQAB Meets

State Board Report October 2013 Though negotiations continue for the development of new mutual recognition agreements, the October 4, 2013 meeting of the NASBA/AICPA International Qualifications Appraisal Board in Nashville was unable to offer any new agreements for the State Boards’ consideration. Instead, IQAB voted to request the NASBA and AICPA Boards of Directors formally…

USTR Director Addresses IQAB

State Board Report May 2013 The U.S. Trade Representative’s office is moving ahead with several initiatives that will be covering trade in accounting services around the world, according to a report given by Director of Trade Negotiations Thomas Fine to the NASBA/AICPA International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB) on April 5 in Durham, NC. An international…

Canadian Merger Problems

State Board Report June 2012 The movement to unify the accounting profession in Canada, bringing together the Chartered Accountants (CAs), Certified Management Accountants (CMAs) and Certified General Accountants (CGAs), is not progressing as smoothly as had been hoped for by leaders of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (see sbr 5/12). The Certified General Accountants…