Formed in Jamaica on January 18, 1965, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) was incorporated under the Public Accountancy Act (PAA) 1968. The PAA regulates the Accountancy profession in Jamaica as well as the use of Accountancy designations, CA and FCA.
The Institute has two (2) main categories of members designated Chartered Accountants:
Those in Public Practice. Those Not in Public Practice
The objectives of the Institute are to:
Promote and increase the knowledge, skill and proficiency of its members and students
Regulate the discipline and professional conduct of its members and students
Promote and protect the welfare and interest of the Institute and the Accountancy profession, both in Jamaica and abroad
Make provision for the training, education and examination of persons engaging or intending to engage in the profession
Do all such things as are incidental to realizing the objectives of the profession
The ICAJ is committed to being a cohesive national body of trusted and influential professionals, that seeks to regulate and advance the Accountancy profession, consistent with world standards, for the benefit of its members, its students and its publics and, through creative thought leadership, encourages national development and the advancement of positive global changes .