Frequently asked questions

Members

  1. What service am I getting for my subscriptions?
    CPDs are available to members to keep them updated, Letter of good standing which is now free, Reciprocity with other Institutes for mutual recognition, Employment exchange if employers are looking for CAs the Institute can connect them to members, E-learning, Library services
  2. Why are the subscriptions so high compare to other institutes?
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  3. How do I record my CPD?
    CPD hours are now recorded on the website only. All you need to do is to logon to the website and follow the guidelines HOW TO LOG CPD HOURS ON THE ICAZ WEBSITE
  4. Are you open over lunch? What time do you close? Why do calls go unanswered for so long?
    Yes, we open during lunchtime and offices close at 1630hrs. Please take note of our VoIP number +263 (0) 8677004297.
  5. How can I join a committee?
    To join a committee please send a brief CV & Cover letter indicating the committee/s you wish to join to the Registrar at registry@icaz.org.zw
  6. Do you have an online payment facility? What are the payment options available?
    Yes, we have an online payment facility through our website. We however only accept Visa and Master cards. Other payment options include Cash, Swipe and bank transfer, please see the guide on how to make your payment online
  7. How many CPD hours are required?
    Complete a minimum of 20 Verifiable hours per annum, 120 hours over three years of which 60 hours should be Verifiable.
  8. How do I apply for reciprocity with SAICA/ICAEW/CANADA/HONGKONG/IRELAND/AUSTRALIA & ZEALAND?
    For the SAICA reciprocal membership please visit link
    For the ICAEW reciprocal membership please click the following link
  9. Do you help members find jobs?
    Yes we assist our members in looking for jobs. If you are looking for a job please send your CV to cv@icaz.org.zw or look at our vacancies section
  10. What are the requirements for me to get a letter of good standing?
    To apply for a letter of good standing, complete the form on following link and e-mail it to registry@icaz.org.zw
  11. How much is the letter of good standing?
    Nothing – letters of good standing are now processed at no charge for members in good standing
  12. What happens if I don’t pay my subs?
    You will be deregistered after 90 days from the billing date according to section 31 of the Chartered Accountants By-Laws
  13. How can I join Council?
    A call for Council nominations is send to all members each year around April and May. You will need to be nominated by 3 CAs who are in good standing and then stand for elections which are held in June each year, alternatively contact registry@icaz.org.zw around May of each year.

Students

  1. Is the experience I gained in South Africa recognized here?
    Yes it is, you first need to get into a contract with one of Training Offices. After that you will apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where you will get exemptions for hours served at a SAICA accredited training office and for competencies signed out at that office. Contact registry@icaz.org.zw for more information and follow the link below for the list of ICAZ accredited training offices. Link
  2. Can I suspend my articles and go to University full time?
    Suspension is permitted for a period of more than 2 months but less than 12 months. To study full time for a period exceeding 12 months, you will need to cancel your articles.
  3. Can I change to a different training office?
    Yes, you can. However, you would need to first cancel your current training contract.
  4. Do you accept payment plans for exams?
    Yes, payment plans are accepted over a period of 3 to 6 months depending on the programme one is doing.
    Part payment plans are accepted only on the APT APC Diploma course programme, however no part payments are accepted for the ITC and APC examinations.
  5. When will the exam results be out?
    Results are usually expected to be released one to two months from the date the exams are written. ITC and APC results are usually expected to be released in not more than three months from the date the exams are written
  6. What is the cost per module?
    The following is the breakdown of fees for year 2017:
    BCOMPT ZAR2 690.00 per module
    ZCTA ZAR6 400.00 per UNISA Module
    Zimtax USD370.00

    APT APC Diploma course USD350.00 plus ZAR 5650.00
    ITC USD720
    APC 650
  7. Is the option to do CTA with UNISA still available – do I have a choice on the university I use?
    Yes, the option is still available direct entry to CTA Level 2 is only applicable to holders of SAICA endorsed accounting degrees.
  8. Can I use my qualification outside Zimbabwe and if so in which countries?
    Yes you can, it is accepted the world over and ICAZ has Mutual Recognition Agreements in the following countries, South Africa, England and Wales, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Ireland where by you wont have to right any examinations to be a member.

Frequently made comments

  1. The website doesn’t work
    The website is online 24hours. Kindly make use of the secure connection https://www.icaz.org.zw especially from outside the country where www.icaz.org.zw will not go through.
  2. I have forgotten my login details.
    That should not be a problem at all. Please contact the IT team at itsupport@icaz.org.zw and you will be assisted promptly.
  3. Resend my invoice/statement as I did not receive it. / I never receive any correspondence from ICAZ.
    Make sure you update your contact details on the website
  4. Reissue my invoice as I am now a non resident.
    Please note that billing is done as per the current status of a members' residence according to our records. Kindly notify the registry department at registry@icaz.org.zw should you relocate so that you are billed accordingly.

Additional

  1. How long does my membership last?
    Membership lasts for as long as you comply with the minimum CPD requirements of at least 20 verifiable hours per annum and 120 hours over a period of 3 years and your subscriptions are up-to-date.
  2. Can I cancel my membership?
    Yes, you can. Please write to registry@icaz.org.zw if you wish to cancel your membership and surrender your membership certificate.
  3. What is the deregistration process?
    The deregistration process is the process carried out to remove a member who is no longer in good standing from the ICAZ register.
  4. Does your CPD year run from January to December or June to May?
    CPD runs from January to December. Also, note that on your first year of registration you are not required to be in compliant
  5. What is the process for reregistration?
    To reregister as member please contact registry@icaz.org.zw
  6. Do you have a technical help desk?
    Yes, we have a helpdesk facility where you can post your questions and the Technical consultants will attend to them within 24hours. Please follow the link to see how to use online help desk facility
  7. At what point can I use the designation CA(Z)?
    you can only use the designation CA(Z) after you have been admitted as member of ICAZ and have been formally advised.
  8. What are the requirements for membership admission?
    To register as member please contact registry@icaz.org.zw
  9. What benefits do I get by being an AAZ member?
    Attending of CPD seminars, Employment exchange if employers are looking for Articled Accountants as the Institute can connect them to members, Library Services, Magazines and Newsletters, Online learning platform
  10. Am I registered with PAAB?
    You should receive a PAAB certificate to know that you are registered or contact registry@icaz.org.zw