Certified Public Accountants Association(Redirected from Association of Certified Public Accountants)
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The Certified Public Accountants Association (CPAA) (formerly Association of Certified Public Accountants and CPA UK) was formed in 1989 to represent the interests of certain accountants in the United Kingdom.
|Headquarters||Unit F Lostock Office Park, Lynstock Way, Lostock, Bolton BL6 4SG UK|
|Region served||UK; Overseas|
|Member's designations||ACPA, FCPA|
|Former name||Association of Certified Public Accountants|
CPAA offers the designations of Certified Public Accountant (ACPA or FCPA). The American CPA Institute is the main accounting qualification in the United States; there are also many CPAs in China, Australia and elsewhere. CPAA was founded in 1989 to offer a British version.
The Association admits members based on their existing professional accounting body memberships,accountancy qualifications and experience. As of April 2015[update] it is pursuing Ofqual recognition as an awarding body.Application process is designed to ensure that only those accountants who meet the Association’s standards are admitted as members/students. Entry requirements includes membership from a IFAC [International Federation of Accountants] recognized member bodies & associates, also they must complete a practical assessment of their work by providing the Association with copies of working-papers which they have prepared. The Association has a 1,500 square foot training suite which can seat up to 60 trainees.
Members wishing to use the designation Certified Public Accountant, or the designatory letters ACPA/ FCPA, in connection with offering services as a practicing public accountant to the general public/business community, must be in possession of a valid, current practicing certificate.For a firm to use the designation Certified Public Accountant(s), all the partners or directors/shareholders must be members of the Association and the principal must hold a current practicing certificate.