About Us

The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA)

About GAA

The GAA regularly meets, works, and collaborates with national and international regulators, governments, and other international stakeholders; especially the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

How GAA Is Governed

The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales.

GAA Mission

GAA’s mission is to serve the public interest by leading the advancement of a high-quality accounting profession.

 Our People

Get to know the amazing and talented people who encompass the GAA secretariat and keep things running smoothly.

GAA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets monthly and is comprised of the CEOs of its member organizations.

GAA

Jim Knafo

Jim Knafo

Chief Executive Officer

AICPA&CIMA

Barry Melancon

Barry Melancon

GAA Chair

CA Ireland

Barry Dempsey

CPA Canada

Pamela Steer

HKICPA

Margaret Chan

Margaret W.S. Chan

 

ICAEW

Michael Izza

GAA Board Alternates

AICPA&CIMA

Susan S. Coffey

CA ANZ

Simon Grant

CPA Canada

Gordon Beal

HKICPA

Chris Joy

ICAS

Chris Barber

Chris Barber

JICPA

Nana Yasuda

Nana Yasuda

GAA Mission

By sharing information and collaborating, among GAA Members, and advocating on international issues important to the profession, The Global Accounting Alliance serves the public interest and leads the advancement of a high-quality accounting profession.

The GAA has the following strategic priorities:

Information Sharing

The GAA Member Bodies will regularly convene their staff to facilitate the sharing and exchange of non-competitive information and to meet with relevant external stakeholders, via Board and Working Group in-person and virtual meetings, for the mutual benefit of the participating GAA Member Bodies.

Cooperation

The GAA Member Bodies will work together to identify challenges facing Member Bodies, and the profession in general, and consider how to meet these challenges and plan for the future, either as the GAA or as individual Member Bodies, as required.

Some, or all, of the GAA Members may pursue joint initiatives and projects where the combination of their individual expertise and sharing of costs may result in economies of scale or other mutual benefits.

Influence and Advocacy

The GAA maintains a regular review of the activities and plans of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and engages in regular dialogue with IFAC leadership and other key stakeholders of the accounting profession. Where practical, the GAA will attempt to guide and influence the profession.

Our People

The GAA secretariat operates out of the offices of Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Chartered Professional Accountants Canada, and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Jim Knafo

Jim Knafo

Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Womack

Jennifer Womack

Office Administrator

Silhouette

Jennifer Smith

Company Secretary

Ruth Higgins

Ruth Higgins

Finance

Barney Zhu

Barney Zhu

Finance

Ruhi Kadri

Ruhi Kadri

Finance

Shane Rancourt

Shane Rancourt

Information Technology

Yang Sun

Yang Sun

Information Technology

Our Member Organizations

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW)
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW)
The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW)
The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

Our Head Office

The Global Accounting Alliance
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10105
USA

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