About CAW Network USA
What is Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA?
Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA (CAW Network USA) is an organization dedicated to helping Chartered Accountants and Canadian CPAs succeed in the United States. CAW Network USA is run by a team of US based Chartered Accountant / Canadian CPA volunteers with a full time Chief Executive.
CAW Network USA is the first local network of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, an organization that represents 1.8 million Chartered Accountants and students worldwide and is dedicated to global promotion of the Chartered Accountancy profession.
What is “Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants”?
The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a world-class accountancy body of trusted professionals, contributing towards an innovative and sustainable economy. There are over 33,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.
Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a global accountancy hub.
ISCA is the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore – CA (Singapore) – designation.
ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global family that brings together the members of leading institutes to create a community of over 1.8 million Chartered Accountants and students in more than 190 countries.
Benefits for ISCA Memebers
What are the benefits of joining CAW Network USA for ISCA Members?
There are many unique benefits of joining CAW Network USA that include:
CAW Network USA, you will be participating in a 7,000 strong, US based organization with a nationwide presence that is dedicated to supporting the needs of over 7,000 Chartered Accountants who reside in the United States. In addition, we have approximately 4,200 Canadian CPA’s living in the USA who are eligible to be Associate members.
We support ISCA members working/living in the USA. CAW Network USA is a non-profit organization helping educate and network Singapore Chartered Accountants. All revenue goes towards supporting and improving our support for members.
Opportunities to network with fellow Chartered Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants in our national network of local Chapters.
Network in both social and professional settings with individuals who like you are transplants to the United States and share common interests and experiences along with similar challenges of living and working in the United States.
Access to a wide spectrum of educational conferences, webinars and events including ones that help fulfill your Continuing Professional Development or Continuing Professional Education Requirements.
As a NASBA accredited educational provider, CAW Network USA issues US CPE credits for CPE accredited events.
Discounted access to CAW Network USA’s proprietary online IQEX exam training course for Chartered Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants who are eligible to take advantage of Mutual Recognition Agreements to become US CPAs.
Connect to ISCA
Pathways to ISCA membership
Programmes to help Members Build and Enhance Skill sets with Ease and Flexibility
ISCA has signed Reciprocity Agreements with the following professional accountancy bodies:
- Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
- Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
The agreements allow for membership reciprocity between members of ISCA and the above professional accountancy bodies. Without having to fulfill additional professional or educational requirements, eligible ISCA members who hold the CA (Singapore) designation and have completed the Singapore CA Qualification programme can apply to be a member of CA ANZ, CAI, ICAEW or ICAS.
Similarly, an eligible CA ANZ, CAI, ICAEW or ICAS member can apply to become a full member of ISCA and be conferred the CA (Singapore) designation, which is recognised as a mark of professional excellence and a pre-requisite for being a public accountant in Singapore.
Singapore CA qualification
The Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation) allows entry into the Singapore CA Qualification for interested candidates without an Accredited Accountancy Degree. Upon completion of the Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation), candidates would have fulfilled the Academic Base requirement and thus qualify for enrolment into the Singapore CA Qualification programme.
The Singapore CA Qualification programme is a comprehensive post-graduation accountancy programme that equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA (Singapore). Upon completion of the Singapore CA Qualification, candidates will be conferred the CA (Singapore) designation.
The Associate (ISCA) membership is suitable for those who have a recognised accounting degree on an equivalent professional accounting qualification.
Applicants must be residing in Singapore with at least 6 months of relevant local work experience at the time of the application. Relevant work experience includes accounting and/ or finance functions in any sector or industry.
Accountancy professionals in business and finance can enhance their competencies by completing the ISCA Professional Business Accountant (PBA) Programme and be conferred the ISCA PBA designation which validates their expertise, knowledge and experience that is valued by employers and the industry.
This six-month programme that is offered through e-learning platform will equip accountancy professionals with emerging skill sets and knowledge to handle dynamic business situations by focusing on practical business cases. The programme is aligned with the ISCA Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Framework.
The ISCA Digital Badges and Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) Network Member Logo, is an innovative and more visible way to showcase your mark of excellence as Chartered Accountants.
ISCA Digital badges are secure, web-enabled credentials containing verified information about your professional achievements. And this includes ISCA membership milestones and professional accomplishments acquired via ISCA CPE Certification courses and specialisation pathways. In addition to digital badges, ISCA has worked with CAW to create a Network Member Logo for Chartered Accountants for international recognition of the chartered accountancy profession.
Developed by ISCA and in collaboration with industry experts to build up capabilities in the financial forensics field, the ISCA FFA Qualification is the first applied learning financial forensic qualification developed by a professional body in the region.
Upon completion of the ISCA FFA Qualification and with accumulation of at least three years of relevant work experience in financial forensic related fields, individuals can apply for ISCA membership and the ISCA Financial Forensic Professional (FFP) credential, subject to meeting prevailing membership admission requirements.
The ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Qualification (ISCA IPFQ) is the first qualification leading to the conferment of the ISCA Infrastructure & Project Finance Professional (ISCA IPFP) credential by a professional body in Asia. It is developed in collaboration with input from industry experts and supported by Infrastructure Asia.
The application process is open all year round except in December and individuals can apply for the credential, subject to meeting prevailing membership admission and experience requirements.
Data analytics skills is in demand now and in the future as the accountancy sector continues to transform.
The ISCA-SUSS (Singapore University of Social Sciences) Business Analytics Certification Programme allows individuals to future proof and deepen their skill sets in data analytics. With SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) funding up to 90%, the certification programme allows individuals to have the flexibility to complete the courses at their own pace, by module or by certificates.
The certification programme is open to all ISCA Associate and CA (Singapore) members.
Who can join CAW Network USA?
Participation in CAW Network USA’s activities is for Chartered Accountants who are members of one of the 15 Institutes (including ISCA) that are members of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and Chartered Professional Accountants who are CPA Canada members.
What is the cost to join CAW Network USA?
Chartered Accountants who are members of CA ANZ, CAI, ICAEW, ICAS, SAICA and reside in the United States are eligible for free membership upon registration with CAW Network USA.
Members of the other CAW member Institutes including ISCA and CPA Canada can become an Associates by simply registering on the CAW Network USA website and opting in for communications.
As an Associate you have 2 options for participating in paid events:
- Pay the Associate annual fee of US $50/year. This will allow you to participate in CAW Network USA paid events / online offers at the same cost as CAW Network USA members.
- “Pay as you go” – by participating only in those events that interest you and paying the guest fee for events where this is offered / per event.
We are confident that with everything CAW Network USA offers, you will find the annual fee represents excellent value.
We are pleased to inform ISCA members that we will be offering complimentary membership to ISCA members up to 30th June 2024. Thereafter members can renew their annual membership at a cost of US$50 per annum.
You can register below.
Signup to Chartered Accountants Worldwide USA Today
In order to be added to our membership database and to gain access to member only events and resources, please fill out the request form below.
CAW Network USA Events
Stay Connected With CAW Network USA Events
Ireland vs South Africa. At the Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, 10012. We have a table reserved that fits 8-10 people. CAW Network USA will cover some light snacks during the games. We will cover the entry fee ($20) for members and paid up associates. Meet at 2.30pm Eastern for a 3pm kick off.
In conjunction with CAW Network USA, BDO USA’s IFRS experts will provide updates on recent developments in relation to IFRS, continuing our tradition of providing an easy way for financial management, board directors, and audit committees to stay on top of today’s hot topics.
Please join Chapter Head (Geoff Aldridge) for our Chicago Chapter Networking Event. Wednesday September 27, 2023 from 5.30pm. All CAWNUSA members in Chicagoland, please join us for a complimentary happy hour at the downtown Adams Street Elephant & Castle Pub. Feel free to pop in at any point or stay for the evening. Please register so we can plan for numbers. Any questions, please email Chicago Chapter President Geoff Aldridge @ [email protected].