PUBLIC NOTICE

REGISTERED AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING FIRMS 2017

 We wish to inform members of the public particularly, corporate entities with operations in Zambia that it is an offence to engage a public accounting or auditing firm which is not registered with the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA), the regulator of the accountancy profession in Zambia.  It is similarly an offence under the Accountants Act 2008 for one to set up in practice as a Chartered Accountant without a valid Practicing Certificate issued by the Institute.  Under Section 24 of the Act, a person who holds a valid practicing certificate and registers a firm of accountants under the Registration of Business Names Act shall register the firm with the Institute and obtain a firm registration certificate issued by the Institute.

 

Pursuant to Section 24 of the Accountants Act 2008, the list of accounting firms registered with the Institute for the year 2017 is available on the ZICA website www.zica.co.zm . Members of the public and the business community are therefore advised to engage only firms that appear on this list.

 

We further wish to advise that the firms listed below are Holding Out, as they are not registered with ZICA.  They are therefore ineligible to carry out any accounting work as provided for in the Accountants Act 2008:

 

  1. Moore Stephens – Lusaka
  2. Eagle Accounting Solutions – Kitwe
  3. MEK Business Solutions Limited – Luanshya
  4. Fresh Springs Business Consultants – Lusaka
  5. LNC Systems Innovations – Lusaka
  6. BML Associates – Kitwe
  7. Masters Sources Co. Ltd – Lusaka

HAPENGA M KABETA

SECRETARY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Email: zica.admin@zica.co.zm

THIS NOTICE IS ISSUED IN PUBLIC INTEREST