Accountants Park, Plot number 2374, Thabo Mbeki Road
P.O. Box 32005
Tel: +260 211 255345/225345
Fax: +260 211 255355
Contact our Kitwe office on:
Tel: +260 212 222002
Fax: +260 212 222002
Zambian Institute of Chartered Accountants is the official body that represents all certified accountants in Zambia, providing accountability in the quality and service of the accounting profession. Browse this site to find more information on membership benefits and options, or just to learn more about our institution and how it benefits you as a client of the accounting profession in Zambia.
A world class professional accountancy regulator and educator.
To uphold the highest professional standards in accountancy education and practice through a highly skilled and motivated staff.
Become a member
According to the Accountants Act of 2008, all accountants must be registered with ZICA to practice accountancy in Zambia. Becoming a member of ZICA introduces you into the largest body of accountants in Zambia, and includes a number of benefits. You will have access to internal reports, information, and exclusive opportunities to increase your skills and production. Certified members of ZICA have access to a greater client base and a reputation of excellence, providing you with an certificate clients can trust. Join today and see how you can benefit for ZICA membership.
The Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) is a self regulated membership body for the Accountancy profession in Zambia. It was established under the Accountants Act of 1982, repealed and continues to exist under the accountants Act of 2008. Its primary mandate is to promote the accountancy profession, through the regulation of accountancy practice and education in Zambia.
ZICA is managed by a Council consisting of 12 members, of which 10 are elected by members at the AGM and two are nominated by the Minister of Finance and National Planning.
The Accountancy Programme
The ZICA Accountancy Programme was introduced in 2007 and has since received international acceptability with the endorsement of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA). It complies fully with all IFAC Standards of Education (IES 1-8). It is a tier fully fledged professional programme as follows:
Technical Level: Comprises seven subjects that prepare one for clerical accounting work, usually carried out by Accounts Assistants.
T1 – Financial Accounting
T2 – Cost Accounting
T3 – Mathematics & Statistics
T4 – Business Economics
T5 – Taxation
T6 – Management
T7 – Information Technology & Communication
Licentiate Level: The intermediate stage covers covers eight subjects. It prepares the student for general accounting work carried out by middle management accounting officers.
L1 – Financial Reporting
L2 – Management Accounting
L3 – Integrated Taxation
L4 – Auditing
L5 - Decision Making Techniques
L6 – Corporate Finance Management
L7 – Business & Company Law
L8 – Risk & Management Control System
Professional Level: The final stage that covers five subjects and prepares the student for high level advisory accounting work usually carried out by Chief Finance Officers in the organizations.
P1 – Advanced Financial Reporting
P2 – Advanced Management Accounting
P3 – Strategic Financial Management
P4 – Audit & Assurance
P5 – strategic Management
Practical Training: Following successful completion of the professional level, the graduate undertakes a compulsory three year practical training programme under the supervision of a chartered accountant.
The Institute has a dedicated team to attend to the needs of the students and make them be at home.
A full School Certificate or its equivalent with at least five(s) credits or better including English and Mathematics. GCE holders can also register through the Mature Age Entry Route (MAER). These will be required to initially sit and pass Financial Accounting and Mathematics & Statistics before attempting the remaining subjects at the ZICA Technician Level.
Registration forms are available on the download section of this site. They can also be obtained at the Secretariat or from colleges offering the course. They are also available at the ZICA Kitwe Office.
The ZICA Accountancy Qualification provides prospects for graduates to work in any organisation including the public sector. The graduates’ scope and depth of knowledge, skill and attitude is comparable to any world class accountancy qualification.
Upon completion of the Technician Level, one can apply for ZICA Technician membership. On the other hand, upon completion of the Licentiate level, one can apply for ZICA Licentiate membership. Finally upon completion of Professional Stage and with adequate experience one can apply for Associate membership.
Mode of Payment
Payments for initial registration, exemptions, examinations, subscriptions and for any other services, may be made through:-
- Zanaco Bill Muster
- Company cheques
- Cash payments
ZICA Examination Centres
ZICA has twenty two (22) approved examination centres spread evenly across the country. Examinations are conducted at the same time in all these centres. Plans are underway to create formal linkages with other accountancy bodies in the region through the establishment of strategic partnerships. It is envisaged that additional examination centres will be opened up in other countries as soon as the partnerships are formalized.