The AIA enables members of the ICAI to apply to join by Direct Membership. This is an ideal opportunity for you to gain membership of not only a UK based body, but also a global body. AIA aims to create world class accountants; through offering high-standard, relevant and innovative qualifications, and providing first-class, tailored and pertinent services for our members around the world. 

Direct membership is offered on a like-for-like basis, for example if you are an Associate member of ICAI, you will be eligible for Associate membership of AIA. Please note that AIA membership does not convey any entitlement to the AIA Professional Audit Qualification, nor does it entitle you to reciprocal admission to other accountancy bodies.

To apply for AIA Membership, please email the AIA Development Team to request an application form.

AIA looks forward to welcoming you as a member. 



If you have two and a half year's post-qualifying experience in public practice in the UK, on becoming a member of AIA you will have the opportunity to apply for an AIA Practising Certificate and would be eligible for supervision by AIA under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.


AIA is recognised by the UK Government as a Recognised Qualifying Body (RQB) for statutory auditors under the Companies Act 2006 and has recognition to operate in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) as an Awarding Body. AIA also has supervisory status for its members in the Money Laundering Regulations 2007.


As an AIA member you will receive our magazine, International Accountant, filled with news, analysis and features covering the full spectrum of topics across the financial sectors and reflecting the needs of our global membership. Contributions are sourced from industry experts, top practitioners and academics, ensuring the highest standards of content. Regular sections include tax, accounting and auditing standards, business and finance, law and reporting, as well as event listings, AIA and technical updates.


In addition, AIA keeps you up-to-date with the weekly International Accountant e-News, rounding up all accountancy and finance news from around the world, a number of other e-communications tailored to your sector and specialisms, as well as a monthly In Practice e-newsletter specifically aimed at AIA Members in Practice.


You will also be able to access a comprehensive programme of Continuing Professional Development seminars and conferences throughout the year at the discounted member's rate, as well as an award-winning and extensive suite of online CPD courses.


The website is a key tool for AIA Members, with a wealth of information available as well as the opportunity for Members to engage and interact with one another through the Discussion Forums, as well as the dedicated India section, the content of which will be developed over the coming months.