The Guild of Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Accountants
(I.C.I.A.) is an association of business accountants
, financial managers
, tax preparers
and accounting executives with members in every province of Canada
as well as many other parts of the world. The Guild was founded in 1956 and incorporated by Federal Charter in 1961. It promotes and supports interest in vocational accountancy; encourages acceptance of modern methods and procedures and gives recognition to the individual’s skills and practical experience.
There are two primary classes of membership. A student of a recognized curriculum in accounting or a related field is eligible for Associate Member status. Associate membership is also open to those who possess the basics of bookkeeping and general accounting skills, and are presently engaged in work of an accounting nature. A graduate of such a program who has completed the requisite practical work and administrative experience may be accepted as an Accredited Member of the Guild.
Accredited membership is open to more experienced accountants with previous formal training and extensive practical and administrative experience. Accredited members may also use the designation I.C.I.A. after their name.
Some Associate members are bookkeepers
and accounting clerks
whereas Accredited members generally hold positions such as Accountant/Office Manager, Cost Accountant, Comptroller, Treasurer, Internal Auditor, Budget Analyst, Financial Accountant and officer of a... Read More