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Global Accounting Alliance

Global Accounting Alliance

The Global Accounting Alliance is made up of 10 of the world’s leading accounting institutes representing more than 1 000 000 members in more than 180 countries.

About the Global Accounting Alliance

The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) was created to promote quality services, share information and collaborate on important international issues. It works with national regulators, governments and stakeholders, through member-body collaboration, articulation of consensus views, and working in collaboration where possible with other international bodies, especially the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

The GAA currently has a board that meets three times a year and three sub-workgroups, namely the Tax Directors Workgroup, Digital Technology Workgroup and the Professional Development Workgroup.

For more information on the GAA, refer to the GAA’s website.

What is the benefit to me?

The GAA Passport

The GAA Passport means that members of any one of the Global Accounting Alliance's 10 member institutes are able to receive professional support when working in another country covered by the GAA. The 10 institutes have each agreed to host visitors from other GAA institutes when domiciled in their jurisdiction.

This means that in a society where professional accountants regularly move around the world, their membership of their home institute will entitle them to support at home as well as when working in a country covered by a GAA institute, where they will receive much of the support that institute provides to its own members at no additional cost.

All members of GAA institutes are able to avail themselves of this additional service. This service reflects the global significance of the more than one-million members covered by the GAA and will help to ensure their ongoing high standards of professional service.

No matter which of the GAA institutes you belong to, you will be welcomed by any or all of the other GAA Institutes wherever your work takes you.

Please contact the particular institute of the country you are visiting for details of their GAA Passport offerings.

Other benefits

  • Institute magazine (electronic version)
  • Electronic newsletters – including events, technical updates, etc.
  • Training and development – at member rates
  • Networking events – at member rates
  • Access to facilities such as meeting rooms – at member rates
  • Affinity products (where agreements permit) – at member rates
  • Members-only website
  • Technical help desk
  • Library and information services
  • Participation in regional groups
  • Participation in special interest groups (subject to meeting standards for admission) – at member rates

The GAA Journal

An online resource containing technical and business updates from all the member bodies of the GAA.