ICAO Committee Volunteer Opportunities
The Institute offers senior members several ways to serve the CA profession and the public as members of Institute Committees. If you have 10 or more years of experience as a CA and would like to help uphold the public’s trust in Chartered Accountancy, give back to the profession and earn CPD credits, consider volunteering on one of the following Committees:
Appeal Committee - Members of the Appeal Committee, sitting in panels of three to five, hear appeals by either the member charged or the Professional Conduct Committee, from decisions made and sanctions imposed by the Discipline Committee. They also hear appeals from decisions of the Capacity Committee.
Capacity Committee - Members of the Capacity Committee, sitting in panels, make determinations on whether members are incapacitated and incapable of meeting their obligations under the Chartered Accountants Act, 2010, in accordance with the powers and responsibilities specified in the Act.
Discipline Committee - Members of the Discipline Committee, sitting in panels of three to five, hear charges of professional misconduct, listen to evidence, deliberate on guilt and determine sanctions. They are a critical part of self-governance and essential to maintaining public trust in the CA profession’s integrity and standards.
Membership Committee - Members of the Membership Committee, sitting in panels of three to five, hear and determine appeals and reviews of decisions of the Registrar on admissions to membership, hear and determine certain public accounting licensing matters and hear and determine reviews of decisions of the Public Accounting Licensing Board in respect of public accounting licensing matters, as specified in the bylaws and regulations of the Institute. The Membership Committee also, upon receipt of a referral to it by the Registrar of a matter regarding admission to membership, provides advice to the Registrar in accordance with the provisions of the bylaws and regulations.
Practice Inspection Committee - Members of the Practice Inspection Committee assess the compliance with professional standards of all full and part-time practising offices as they relate to the performance of assurance, compilation and other specified engagements and take appropriate follow-up or remedial action in instances of non-compliance. The Committee also reviews a practising office’s status with respect to its approval to train students.
Professional Conduct Committee - Members of the Professional Conduct Committee review and investigate complaints against members and determine whether to lay charges of professional misconduct for prosecution before the Discipline Committee.
Public Accounting Licensing Board - Members of the Public Accounting Licensing Board are responsible for overseeing the Institute’s licensing standards, responsibilities, functions and processes and have the power to decide applications from members for public accounting licences, applications from professional corporations for certificates of authorization and applications for renewal of licences and certificates of authorization, and to refer matters or applications to the Registrar or a Committee.