About ICAN

ICAN is the Institute that promotes the interests of its members and the Accounting Profession as a whole. Membership of ICAN is a requirement to use the designation CA(NAM). Though ICAN is not a regulator, it has the power to sanction members for non-compliance with the IESBA Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. This power is subject to the investigation and disciplinary role of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (“PAAB”) where the relevant ICAN member is also registered with the PAAB.

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In terms of it’s constitution the Institute endeavours to:
  • Promote the common interest of persons carrying on the accounting profession throughout Namibia.
  • Advance the theory and practice of accountancy in all its aspects.
  • Preserve at all times the professional independence of members of the accounting profession.
  • Encourage growth in the accounting profession in Namibia
  • Strive for a high standard of professional conduct and to preserve and maintain the integrity and status of the accounting profession in Namibia.