SAIPA Affiliates - Reciprocal Agreement

Requirements for Membership

As a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), SAIPA holds reciprocal agreements with following international accounting bodies, which means that as a SAIPA member you are able to practice in these countries. For requirements and more information, see below or visit the relevant websites.

Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) – Australia
  1. IPA LogoIPA may prescribe appropriate examinations or bridging programs in areas specific to Australian law and taxation for members of SAIPA, wishing to take residence or practice within Australia in addition to complying with the professional evaluation.
  2. Each institute will grant exemption to those subjects in each other’s syllabus which it considers comparable to its own syllabus and applicable to its own country.
  3. Members who complete the additional examination requirements of the other Institute will be considered to be fully qualified to operate as an Accountant, and may apply for membership under the other body in terms of its existing regulations, provided those persons are members in that particular Institute’s home country.

Visit www.publicaccountants.org.au

Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) – Great Britain

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  1. IFA may prescribe appropriate examinations or bridging programs in areas specific to English law and taxation for members of SAIPA, wishing to take residence or practice within the UK, in addition to complying with the professional evaluation.
  2. Each institute will grant exemption to those subjects in each other’s syllabus which it considers comparable to its own syllabus and applicable to its own country.
  3. Members who complete the additional examination requirements of the other Institute will be considered to be fully qualified to operate as an Accountant, and may apply for membership under the other body in terms of its existing regulations, provided those persons are members in that particular Institute’s home country.

Visit www.ifa.org.uk

Certified Public Accountants (CPA) – Ireland


SAIPA Members are entitled to services and support, at member rates, by the CPA where SAIPA members are based in Ireland and the UK.

Visit www.cpaireland.ie

Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) – Nigeria

  1. ANAN may prescribe appropriate examinations or bridging programs in areas to Nigerian law and taxation for members of SAIPA, wishing to take residence or practice within Nigeria in addition to complying with professional evaluation.
  2. Each body will grant exemption to those subject in each other’s syllabus which it considers comparable to its own syllabus and applicable to its country.
  3. Those members who complete the additional examination requirements of the other body will be considered to be fully qualified to operate as an Accountant, and may apply for membership under the other in terms of its existing regulations, provided those persons are members in that particular body’s home country.

Visit www.anan.org.ng

The National Institute of Professional Accountants, Financial Managers and Economists (NIPA) – Russia


Members (apart from Associates) of the SAIPA may be admitted to the CFA(SA). The CFA(SA) may prescribe appropriate examination or bridging programs in areas particular to South African law and taxation for members of SIPA wishing to take residence in the Republic of South Africa in addition to complying with the professional evaluation.

Visit http://stipb.org

Namibia Institute of Professional Accountants - Namibia


Members (apart from Associates of SAIPA may be admitted to NIPA (Nam). NIPA (Nam) may prescribe appropriate examination or bridging programs in areas particular to Namibian law and taxation for members of SAIPA wishing to practice as a professional Accountant in the Republic of Namibia in addition to complying with the Professional evaluation.

Visit http://www.nipa.com.na/

AMOJOC - Mocambique


Members (apart from Associates of SAIPA may be admitted to AMOJOC.

AMOJOC may prescribe appropriate examination or bridging programs in areas particular to Mozambique law and taxation for members of SAIPA wishing to practice as a professional Accountant in Mozambique in addition to complying with the Professional evaluation.

Visit: http://www.amojoc.org/