Welcome to the world of Chartered Accountancy!

CA is one of the most prestigious and rewarding courses.In recent years, we have seen a great pace in the increase rate of interest of students in Professional accounting courses  in Nepal. This is our small effort to bring accounting/ CA students of Nepal in a common platform where they can help each other with mutual interaction and sharing.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) was established under the Nepal Chartered Accountants Act, in 1997 A.D. ICAN is the sole authorized body that regulates the accounting profession and statutory Audit in Nepal. ICAN undertakes the chartered Accountancy (CA) education in Nepal and has the sole authority to provide the Audit license to individuals after completing the written tests and Internship.
ICAN is constantly engaging in activities; academic and practical to enhance the social recognition and faith in the accounting profession and to produce competent and capable accountant professionals in Nepal.In today’s world, due to globalization, liberalization and revolution in IT ( information technology) and business environment, the scope of Chartered Accountancy (CA) in Nepal has changed dramatically holding top management, administration and accounting sections in public as well as private sectors in capacity of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Managing Director, Finance director, Chief Operating Officer, Internal Auditor, etc. Due to the increasing demand of their services, the average  salary given to Chartered Accountants is also very attractive.

The head office of ICAN is located in Satdobato, Kathmandu (previously Babarmahal, Kathmandu)

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. ACCA aims to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. Unlike the test system of ICAN and ICAI examinations, ACCA conducts the exams on Paper basis. There are total 14 papers which needs to be completed to gain ACCA affiliation. ACCA affiliates who complete the mandatory three years of practical experience in related field, get ACCA memberships (the practical experience can be done during the study period or after completing the papers).

There is an increasing interest of Nepali students on ACCA course these days. The availability of quality tuition providers and the widely available online learning resources have made ACCA as one of the favorite choice for someone who is willing to make their career in Accounting.

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)Program is a professional credential offered internationally by the American-based CFAInstitute (formerly the Association for Investment Management and Research, or AIMR) to investment and financial professionals. CFA Institute is a USA based non-profit organisation that promotes the highest Educational, Ethical and Professional Standards in the Investment Industry.The CFA qualification is globally recognised mainly in USA, Canada, UK, European nations, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Dubai, Australia and even in ASIA. CFA is starting to get recognition in Nepal in recent years. There are few institutes in Kathmandu that conduct the CFA tuition classes. Students can get CFA resources from the official CFA website which helps students to prepare for their exams and get depth knowlede on the syllabus. CFA program equips you with all the necessary skills to succeed in the Investment Management and Research industry which are the hot and happening sectors in current economy driven world. It is your passport to work at Wall Street or City of London and embark on a successful career in the Investment and Banking Industry which can be very rewarding compared to other qualification.

CGA stands for Certified General Accountant. CGA  is a professional designation granted to accountants of Canada. CGA-Canada’s professional education program is competency-based. This means candidates are required to perform tasks and roles to standards expected in the workplace.The CGA Competency Framework details the 130 competencies required of a newly certified CGA.

Founded in 1908, the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) serves Certified General Accountants and students in Canada and nearly 100 countries. CGA-Canada has been a leader in providing online professional accounting education for years. Students can complete their studies through the Internet using a system that integrates text material, study guides, online tuition classes, video and audio tools, discussion forums, group case study, project work, web research and email. CGA have been the first choice for nepali accountants who move to Canada in Students Visa or working VISA. ACCA and CGA-Canada have a mitual recognition agreement signed in 2007 and renewed in 2011. ICAI is also in the process of making an MRA with CGA-Canada. However, the process of MRA between ICAN and CGA is not seen distinctive.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is the title of qualified accountants in numerous countries in the English-speaking world. In the United States they will have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and will have met additional state education and experience requirements for membership in their respective professional accounting bodies and certification as a CPA. There is not very much recognition of CPA in Nepal. The CPA course focuses on the Accounting standards of the US and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) so the CPA US might not be much relevant for Nepal. There are no any institutes that conduct CPA classes in Nepal. In the US , CPA is highly respected and prestigious professional degree. One can expect a good role in private or public sector offices after getting a full CPA degree.


Accounting Technician is a course offered by ICAN. The Accounting Technician course  has a combination of theoretical study for development of sound accounting and auditing knowledge-base and practical training for the robust understanding and experience in the field of professional accounting, auditing, corporate laws, taxation and VAT,basic economics, IT and many other aspects.The AT course consist of 100 hours full fledged Information Technology training, 18 months Practical Training and 10 days professional skill development training program.

The Accounting Technician course manual – CLICK HERE FOR THE MANUAL

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