About Us

The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) was formed in November 2005 and serves as a forum for 10 of the world’s leading professional accountancy bodies whose members practice in major capital markets.

Its purpose is to serve the public interest by leading the advancement of a high-quality accounting profession by sharing information and collaborating, among GAA Members, and advocating on international issues important to the profession.

The GAA regularly meets, works, and collaborates with national and international regulators, governments, and other international stakeholders; especially the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).


The GAA’s Members include the following professional accountancy bodies:

  • Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V.
  • Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

These organizations represent over 1,400,000 members in over 180 countries around the globe.