Member Support – GAA Passport

Members of any one Institute of the 10 member institutes of the Global Accounting Alliance are able to receive professional support when working in another country covered by the GAA. The 10 Institutes have each agreed to host visitors from other GAA Institutes when domiciled in their jurisdiction.


This means that in a world where professional accountants regularly move around the world their membership of their home Institute will not only entitle them to support at home, but in addition if they are working in a country covered by a GAA Institute they will receive much of the support that Institute provides to its own members for no extra fee.


All members of GAA Institutes are able to avail themselves of this additional service. This service reflects the global significance of the over 1,000,000 members covered by the Global Accounting Alliance and will help in ensuring their ongoing high standards of professional service.

No matter which of the GAA Institutes is your home, you will be welcomed by any or all of the other GAA Institutes wherever your work takes you.


Please contact the particular institute of the country you are visiting for details of their GAA Passport offerings.


Member Offerings from GAA Institutes


The following is a list of the types of benefits available through GAA allied institutions. Benefits will vary depending on the particular institute and their member benefits program.


  • Institute magazine – electronic
  • Institute magazine – hard copy at member subscription rates
  • Electronic newsletters – including events, technical updates, etc.
  • Training and development – at member rates
  • Networking events – at member rates
  • Access to facilities such as meeting rooms – at member rates
  • Affinity products (where agreements permit) – at member rates
  • Members only website
  • Technical helpdesk
  • Library and information services
  • Participation in regional groups
  • Participation in special interest groups (subject to meeting standards for admission) – at member rates.
A recent initiative in this context concerns helping members who may be considering working in another GAA jurisdiction.

Most GAA Member Bodies have now included a page on their respective websites displaying a set of Questions and Answers. These are designed to provide answers to the most commonly asked questions when considering whether to embark upon such a journey.

Here are the links to the existing pages:

AICPA http://www.aicpa.org/membership/pages/global-accounting-alliance-faqs.aspx
CA ANZ In development
CAI     https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/en/General/About-Us/Chartered-Accountants-Ireland-Global/GAA---Global-Accounting-Alliance/
CPA CANADA         http://www.cpacanada.ca/en/the-cpa-profession/who-we-work-with/GAA-passport-program-international-accountants
HKICPA   http://app1.hkicpa.org.hk/gaa/hongkong.php
ICAEW  http://www.icaew.com/en/about-icaew/who-we-are/who-we-work-with/accountancy-bodies/global-accounting-alliance
ICAS 

In development

IDW http://www.idw.de/idw/portal/n589244/n589314/n638308/index.jsp
JICPA  http://www.hp.jicpa.or.jp/english/about/initiatives/gaa.html
SAICA In development