Institute of Accounting and Commerce

The Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC) is a Recognised Controlling Body for Accounting Professionals, Tax and Business Rescue Practitioners based in South Africa and is a registered professional body under the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008.[1] The Institute regularly publishes articles in various publications [2] and distributes a journal to members [3]

Institute of Accounting and Commerce
IAC logo.png
Legal statusNonprofit organization
HeadquartersCape Town, South Africa
South Africa
Mr A.W Bezuidenhout
Vice President
Mr S.T Cupido
Chief Executive Officer
Mr E Nagia
Formerly called
The Institute of Administration and Commerce


The Institute of Accounting and Commerce (IAC) was established in 1927 as a provider of distance learning education and a professional management institute. In 2009 the Institute changed to become a professional accounting membership body only and is registered in South Africa as a non-profit company (NPC) (Reg. No. 1981/011981/08).

In terms of section 60 of the close corporations act 69 of 1984, the IAC registers Accounting Officers [4] , and since 2013 is also a Recognised Controlling Body with the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for Tax Practitioners (in terms of section 240 of the tax administration act 28 of 2011).[5] On 21 October 2016 the IAC became a Registered Controlling Body for Business Rescue Practitioners (in terms of Section 138 of the Companies Act 71 of 2008).[6]

Associated organizationsEdit

The IAC is a member of the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA)[7]


  1. ^ "Professional Body registration". SAQA. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  2. ^ "RE: Institute of Accounting and Commerce". Progressive Business Forum. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  3. ^ "RE: The Professional: Institute of Accounting and Commerce" (PDF). Institute of Accounting and Commerce. December 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Accounting Officer controlling bodies". CIPC. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Controlling Bodies for Tax Practitioners". South African Revenue Services. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Registered Controlling bodies of Business Rescue Practitioners" (PDF). CIPC. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Institutional Members of PAFA". Pan African Federation of Accountants. Retrieved 4 January 2017.