The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

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Our Mission. . The Indian Accountancy Profession will be the Valued Trustee of World Class Financial competencies, Good Governance and Competitiveness. Profile of ICAI. Was set up in 1949 under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 even before adoption of Constitution of India in 1950. . Since then

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1. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

2. Our Mission

3. Profile of ICAI Was set up in 1949 under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 even before adoption of Constitution of India in 1950

4. Profession in India 160K Members spread throughout the country and in different parts of the world Sizeable studentship base Increase in percentage of members joining industry Chartered Accountants are rendering services in every walk of economic life - Politics, Judiciary, Government, Agriculture, Corporate, NGOs Profession is dominated by small firms Increasing trends towards consolidation Government of India looks at ICAI as Partner in Nation Building Technical Standards based on International Standards Focus on Capacity Building in the emerging context

5. Role of ICAI To regulate the profession of Accountancy Education & Examination of Chartered Accountancy Exercise Disciplinary Jurisdiction Input on Policy matters to Government Ensuring Standards of performance of Members Formulation of Accounting Standards Prescription of Engagement and Quality Control Standards Laying down Ethical Standards Continuing Professional Education Financial Report Review Monitoring Quality through Peer Review Conducting Post Qualification Courses

6. ICAI Network

7. ICAI – A Key National Body Offers inputs to Comptroller & Auditor General of India Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India Reserve Bank of India Securities and Exchange Board of India Central Board of Direct Taxes Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Departments of Central and State Governments Departments of Public Enterprises

8. Important Initiative Undertaken to Align with Changing Economic Order Convergence with International Standards of Accounting and Auditing Review and Revision of Education and training curriculum Launch of Post Qualification Courses Capacity building of firms Mandatory CPE Requirement Peer Review Mechanism Financial Report Review Brand building – Nationally and Internationally Focused approach on issues relating to Corp. Governance. Facilitating changes in regulatory frames. Vigorous pursuance of Mutual Recognition Agreements. Arrangement with Universities for graduation qualification to CA students Facilitating accounting reforms in various areas

9. Examples of Involvement of ICAI in National Organizations Drafting of Income Tax Laws Drafting of Competition Law Drafting of Company Law Capital Market – Development and Regulation Corporate Governance Accounting & Utilization of Governmental resources WTO & GATS Import – Export Policy Commercial and Economic Legislations Non Banking Financial Companies

10. Education and Training Distant Mode of Education Education Through Accredited Institutions and Branches Meets the requirements of international educational pronouncements of IFAC Comprehensive theoretical and practical curriculum Continuous review of the curriculum

11. Highlight of the New Scheme of Education & Training I Common Proficiency Test Compulsory II 3˝ years of Practical Training concurrent with components of Professional Competence Examination (PCE) and Final Complete 100 hours of Compulsory Computer Training before appearing for PCE. Undergo General Management & Communication Skills (GMCS) after 18 months of practical training and completion of PCE Eligible to appear for Final Examination on completion of 3 ˝ years and passing of PCE

12. Highlights of the New Syllabus Financial Reporting Corporate Financial Reporting IFRS based Financial Reporting US GAAP based Financial Reporting Strategic Management Study of Business Environment Understanding Strategic Planning and Analysis Ability to understand and formulate Functional Strategies Financial Management Advanced Management Accounting Information Technology and Systems Control Business Ethics

13. Examination One of the largest Accounting examination networks Administrative conduct of examination and exam related process largely computerized Exams are held twice a year Examination system considered to be of high standard & integrity worldwide Has been lending expertise to accounting bodies in other countries

14. Accounting Standards Convergence with IFRSs ICAI has decided to converge with IFRSs from accounting periods commencing on or after 1st Aril 2011 for listed entities and other public interests entities such as banks, insurance companies and large-sized entities For smooth transition to the IFRSs, ICAI will take up the matter of Convergence with NACAS, and various regulators such as the RBI, SEBI and IRDA. ICAI would also formulate its work-plan to ensure that IFRSs are effectively adopted from 1st April 2011. IFRSs-specific training programs will be organized for its members and others concerned to prepare them to implement IFRSs. IASB has also offered to help the ICAI in its endeavors towards Convergence with IFRSs in India

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