Who we are
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) is the leading accountancy body in South Africa and one of the prominent institutes globally.
SAICA is a voluntary, not-for-profit member organisation that operates in terms of its constitution. Our head office is in Johannesburg with offices in Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban, situated close to the business areas in which our members operate. Our primary sources of revenue are membership fees, fees from seminars and events, as well as donor funding. SAICA is an active member of a number of international forums as part of our advocacy role and participates in knowledge-sharing and global standard-setting.
SAICA offers three reputable professional accounting and business designations from a foundational to a strategic level of accounting and business competence – Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)]. These three designations are underpinned by the SAICA Code of Professional Conduct (the SAICA Code) and continuous professional development (CPD) to ensure the highest level of professionalism, discipline and performance.
SAICA is at the forefront of developing, influencing and leading the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence in the delivery of quality accountancy skills. This is achieved by safeguarding the professional standards of the designations on offer; advancing and maintaining the relevance of the profession; and by regulating the members’ and associates’ professional conduct against the SAICA Code.
- Support the development of the South African economy and society
- Promote the interests of SAICA members and associates