Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal
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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) was established under a special act, The Nepal Chartered Accountants Act, 1997 to enhance social recognition and faith of people at large in the accounting profession by raising public awareness towards the importance of accounting profession as well as towards economic and social responsibility of the accountants, and to contribute towards economic development of the country. The Institute is an autonomous body and the Council is fully authorized by the Act to undertake accountancy profession in Nepal.
|नेपाल चार्टर्ड एकाउन्टेन्ट्स संस्था|
Emblem of ICAN
|Motto||Purity of mind and clarity of wisdom|
|Formation||January 30, 1997|
|Legal status||Body corporate established by the Nepal Chartered Accountants Act, 1997 passed by the Parliament of Nepal|
|Objective||Regulate the auditing and accounting profession in Nepal|
|Membership||7972 (September 2013)|
|Member's designations||Chartered Accountants, Registered Auditors and Fellow Chartered Accountants|
|Official languages||Nepali, English|
|President||CA. Prakash Jung Thapa|
|Vice President||CA. Jagannath Upadhyay (Niraula)|
|Immediate Past President||CA. Mahesh Khanal|
|IFAC member since||2003|
|1934||The first ever Companies Act in Nepal legislated|
|1956||New Companies Act enacted.
Books of accounts to be maintained specified. Accounts to be audited by an auditor licensed by the Dept of Industries
|1974||Auditors' Act legislated, which entrusted the Office of Auditor General (OAG) to issue auditor's license and set qualification of auditors in four different classes of Registered Auditors.
Chartered Accountants with five years experience given Class A license with unlimited authority to audit any organization. Others are given license of Class B, C, and D depending upon the education and experience as specified in the Auditors' Act. Disciplinary powers vested upon the Auditor General who was to receive recommendation from a Disciplinary Committee.
|1978||Formation of the Association of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ACAN) as a voluntary social organization with an initial membership of 15 Nepali chartered accountants.
ACAN applied for registration under the Societies Registration Act
|1979||New Companies Act enacted.|
|1982||ACAN registered under the Societies Registration Act
ACAN formally inaugurated by the Minister of Finance
|1984||ACAN invited to participate in the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) as an Observer.|
|1985||SAFA formed a Committee to assist ACAN in recommending to the Government for the formation of an accounting body in Nepal.SAFA committee submitted a report.|
|1988||HMG formed a high level study group to recommend on the formation of an autonomous self regulatory accounting body in Nepal.|
|1990||ACAN held a SAFA international seminar, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister who committed the formation of an accounting body in Nepal
Accounting profession's image was uplifted.
|1997||Nepal Chartered Accountants Act, 1997 received the royal seal on 30 January 1997.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) established. ICAN to have two classes of members: Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors. Auditors' Act to be repealed upon the notification in the Official Gazette. All Registered Auditors holding audit license invited to apply for the membership of ICAN. First Council of ICAN formed on 1 August 1997. Membership of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) New Companies Act enacted with revised provision on accounting and auditing
|1998||MOU on technical cooperation signed with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Membership of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA)
|1999||Nepal Chartered Accountants Regulation 1999 came into effect on 29 September 1999
Launching of ICAN along with an international seminar HMG signed technical assistance agreement with ADB for capacity building of ICAN for a project of 12 months period.
|2000||First CA Examination held in November 2000|
|2002||First Amendment of Nepal Chartered Accountants Act, 1997
ICAN was made the only regulating authority in accounting profession when the Act was amended.
|2003||ICAN became Associate Member of IFAC in 2003|
|2004||ICAN signed second MOU with ICAI in July 2004|
|2008||ICAN became full Member of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in November 2008|
|2009||Government of Nepal provided land to ICAN on 9 November 2009|
|2013||ICAN signed MOU with Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) in 10 May 2013|
|2014||Building Inauguration by Rt. Hon'ble president of Nepal on 13 July 2014|
Section 7 of the Nepal Chartered Accountants Act 1997, provides for the constitution of the Council of the Institute as follows:-
- There shall be a Council of the Institute for the management of the affairs of the Institute and for discharging the functions assigned to it under this act.
- The Council shall be composed of the following persons, namely:
- Ten persons elected by chartered accountant members of the Institute from amongst the chartered accountant members of the Institute
- Four persons elected by registered auditor members of the Institute from amongst the registered auditor members of the Institute
- Three persons nominated by the Government of Nepal.
7th Council Members
|CA. Prakash Jung Thapa||President|
|CA. Jagannath Upadhyay (Niraula)||Vice President|
|CA. Mahesh Khanal||Immediate Past President|
|CA. Bharat Rijal||Council Member|
|CA. Suresh Devkota||Council Member|
|CA. Ram Prabodh Shah||Council Member|
|CA. Sunil Jakibanja||Council Member|
|CA. Bhaskar singh Lala||Council Member|
|CA. Bhava Nath Dahal||Council Member|
|CA. Prakash Lamsal||Council Member|
|RA. Yadav Prasad Nyaupane||Council Member|
|RA. Surya Prasad Adhikari||Council Member|
|RA. Ganesh Raj Rai||Council Member|
|RA. Dhurba Prasad Paudel||Council Member|
|Mr. Baburam Gautam||Council Member|
|Mr. Mukunda Raj Panthi||Council Member|
|Mr. Jagannath Devkota||Council Member|
|Registered Auditors - B||1840|
|Registered Auditors - C||811|
|Registered Auditors - D||1186|
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