SAIPA is a Professional Accountancy Organisation, boasting a membership of more than 10,000 members.
SAIPA is a full member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) as well as the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA).
SAIPA has a Code of Conduct, a Constitution and By-laws as well as comprehensive investigation and disciplinary procedures.
SAIPA qualifications are nationally recognised at Level Eight by the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in terms of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
SAIPA is one of the Professional Accountancy Organisations in South Africa that sets mandatory requirements for its members with regard to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
SAIPA offers its members Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance.
SAIPA members can perform certain functions and issue certain reports in terms of the Companies Act, Close Corporations Act, Micro lending industry regulations, Sectional Titles Act, Non Profit Organisations Act and Schools Act.
SAIPA practising members are recognised by certain Masters of the Supreme Court as Executors of Deceased Estates and Administrators of Insolvent Estates.
SAIPA members are recognised as Commissioners of Oaths.