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Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan

The Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan (ICMAP) is a professional body offering qualification and training in management accountancy and providing ongoing support for the members.

Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan
Abbreviation ICMAP
Formation May 23, 1951; 67 years ago (1951-05-23)
Legal status Body corporate established by The Cost and Management Accountants Act, 1966
Objective Regulation of the Profession of Cost and Management Accounting in Pakistan
Headquarters Karachi
Membership 6000+
Students 15,000+
Member's designations ACMA & FCMA
Official languages English, Urdu

Mohammad Iqbal Ghori FCMA

Chairman Research & Publication Committee = Mohammad Iqbal Ghori FCMA

Chairman Examination Committee = Mohammad Iqbal Ghori FCMA
Governing body National Council
Offices Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad Rawalpindi Multan Faisalabad Peshawar and Quetta

The Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Pakistan was established in 1951 and was granted statutory status under the Cost and Management Accountants Act, 1966[1][2] for the regulation of the profession of Cost and Management Accounting. ICMAP is a full member of International Federation of Accountants [3](IFAC), International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants [4](CAPA) and South Asian Federation of Accountants [5](SAFA).

ICMAP is the sole provider of Cost and Management Accounting education, training, and professional certification in Pakistan. The Institute has earned reputation both globally for its high standards in imparting education and testing. The Institute has been meeting an important human resource need through a steady flow of professional accountants to occupy leading positions in the corporate world.

The Management Accountants certified by the Institute, have met the requirements of the industry over the years and performed credibly in the assigned roles. Today, more than 60% ICMAP Members occupy top to middle management positions in manufacturing industries, financial institutions, consultancy firms etc., as Chief Executive Officers, Chief Finance Officers, Managing Directors, Chairpersons, General Managers, Controllers, Directors of Finance, Company Secretaries, Business Leaders and other corporate stakeholders in an organization.

President's Profile:-

The Council of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan in its 341st meeting held on 5 June 2016 elected Mr. Muhammed Iqbal Ghori as the President. Mr. Ghori is a fellow member of the Institute and elected to the Council for the period of 2015-17. Prior to this, he was serving in the capacity of Vice President, Chairman of Examination and Research & Publications Committees member of few other committees. He is also serving as Chairman SAFA Committee on Governmental and Public Sector Enterprises Accounting.

With 25 years of versatile experience across diverse organizational domains in the public and private sector, Mr. Ghori has significant exposure in the business planning, financial modeling, performance monitoring, commercialization of electric utility, management accounting and budgeting, development of tariff methodology, regulatory affairs, bringing awareness about energy conservation, and launching an energy conservation campaign which brought visible results and mobilized the positive public opinion.

Currently, Mr. Ghori is working as Chief Financial Officer and Director Strategic Planning at one of the leading textile manufacturers and exporters of the country, M/s Sadaqat Pvt. Ltd.

List of past presidents of ICMA Pakistan:[6]

Period Name of President Designation/Position
1951-55-1966-69 Muhammed Shoaib Finance Minister of Pakistan
1956-62 Mumtaz Mirza Secretary,Ministry of Finance,Govt. of Pakistan
1963-65 Mushtaq Ahmed Controller & Auditor General,Govt. of Pakistan
1970-72 Iqbal Ahmed Secretary and Chief Accountant, Sui Gas Transmission Company
1973-75 Muhammed Yakub Secretary,Ministry of Commerce Govt. of Pakistan
1976-78 Khurshid Ahmed Managing Director,Pak Glass Ltd.
1979-90 Riaz Ahmed Bokhari Controller & Auditor General, Govt. of Pakistan
1991-96 Mian Mumtaz Abdullah Chairman CLA (Now SECP)
1997-99 Prof. Dr. Khawaja Amjad Saeed Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Punjab
2000 M. H. Asif Member (Finance), Oil & Gas Regularity Authority of Pakistan (OGRA)
2001 M.Ashraf Bawany Chief Executive Officer Linde Pakistan
2002 Badruddin Fakhri Managing Director & CEO,Galladry Cement (Gulf) Ltd.
2005 Muhammed Rafi Managing Director, Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL)
2003-04 & 2006-08 Sher Afgan Malik Managing Director,Pakistan International Airlines
2009-11 Hasan A. Bilgrami President,BankIslami Pakistan Limited
2012-14 Zia-ul-Mustafa Awan CFO & Business Administrator Expo Lahore (Pvt.) Limited
2015-16 Kashif Mateen Ansari Chief Executive Officer,Sachal Energy Development (Pvt) Limited

Cost Audit

The Institute's Members are eligible to conduct Cost Audit in specified industries of Pakistan to ascertain the accuracy of cost allocated to the business process and establish Cost controls. Cost Audit handbook issued by the institute and (Audit of Cost Accounts) Rules, 1998 issued by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) provide complete guidelines in this regard. ICMAP issues Certificate of Practice (COP) to practice as cost and Management accountant and conduct cost audit in Pakistan. SECP requires cost audit to be conducted in the following areas:[7]

1. Vegetable Ghee and Cooking Oil Companies (1990).

2. Cement Companies (1994).

3. Sugar Companies (2001).

4. Fertilizer Companies (2008).

5. Thermal Energy Companies (2008).

6. Petroleum Companies (2008).

7. Natural Gas Companies (2008).

8. Polyester Fiber Companies (2008).

9. Chemical Fertilizer Companies (2012).

10. Pharmaceutical Industry (2013)


ICMAP issues a monthly "Management Accountant" journal. In addition, ICMAP issues news letters addressing the events of ICMAP, research letters and technical papers about latest developments made by the Institute in relative fields. On 1 September 2001, ICMAP issued Cost Audit Handbook for the guidance of Cost Audit in Pakistan.


A Research Department was established in the year 1989 with the goals to complement the Research Committee's work, streamline the Institute's research activities, and increase the frequency and scope of research studies.

In May 2007, the National Council decided to merge the former "Quality Assurance & Ethics Committee" with the "Research & Technical Committee". Hence, the present nomenclature "Research, Quality Assurance & Ethics Committee".

Additional responsibility for developing "Quality Assurance" framework and "Code of Ethics" for the members of the Institute have been assigned to Research Committee.

"To Conduct Research" is one of the core objectives of Institute, as defined in 'ICMAP's mission statement'.

The core activities of the Research Department are as follows:

  • To identify potential areas of research and make strategic plans to pursue research projects.
  • To carry out research studies on topics of Professional Interest
  • To develop Cost Accounting Guidelines for Industries
  • To update members on Professional developments, particularly for practicing members.
  • To develop expert comments on IFAC/IASB Exposure Drafts in consultation with members.

Related Links


  1. ^ "ICMA PAKISTAN". Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  2. ^ "act_n_regulations.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan | IFAC". Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  4. ^ "Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA)". Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  5. ^ "Member Bodies | South Asian Federation of Accountants". Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  6. ^ "ICMA PAKISTAN". Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Cost audit: companies engaged in manufacturing, processing and mining". Business Recorder. Retrieved 2017-06-29.