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SAIPA and CPA Ireland sign a Mutual Recognition Agreement

Offering members added global recognition and career opportunities

Johannesburg, South Africa – 17 November 2023: The South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA) and CPA Ireland have finalised the signing of the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) at the IFAC Council Meeting in Vienna on 16 November 2023.

The signing of the MRA builds on the strategic and mutually beneficial relationship between the two leading accountancy organisations, which is integral to the continued global recognition and career opportunities for our members. Under the agreement, members who meet the requirements of either body will be considered for membership by the other body and enjoy the benefits that both organisations can offer.

“As a Professional Accountancy Organisation, SAIPA is committed to ensuring that Professional Accountants (SA) are future fit. This partnership marks the strengthening of our long-standing relationship with CPA Ireland and signals a significant stride towards fostering a dynamic and innovative environment for our members,” says Shahied Daniels, Chief Executive at SAIPA.

“For those aspiring to become professionals in the accountancy profession, adherence to the specific regulatory and legal requirements in each jurisdiction will be mandatory. This strategic alliance aims to provide our members with a broader scope of opportunities and a platform for professional growth in the ever-evolving landscape of the accountancy profession,” adds Daniels.

The initiation of the MRA signing was led by:

Back Row: L-R: Eamonn Siggins, CEO of CPA Ireland, Faith Ngwenya, Managing Director of the Centre of Future Excellence at SAIPA; Shahied Daniels, Chief Executive of SAIPA and;

Front Row: Mark Gargan, President of CPA Ireland; Asmaa Resmouki, President of IFAC and Radha Gouri Govender, Chairperson of SAIPA.

To find out more about the Mutual Recognition Agreement application process, visit SAIPA Affiliates Reciprocal Agreement