Accountants Institute  Established in 2004, is a modern and progressive Qualification Awarding & Professional Membership Organisation devoted to Specialist Accountants world-wide. Our Membership is comprised of professionals from a broad spectrum of industries, organisations, and academia. Although vastly diverse in our cultures we all share one thing in common: the desire to achieve the very best we can through knowledge and motivation.

Ofqual recognition

Because of the high standards set by Ofqual and the demanding Criteria for Recognition our programme took over two years to complete and culminated with the award of Ofqual Recognition from 12th February 2013.

AI is committed to the Ofqual Regulatory Arrangements for the “Regulated Qualifications Framework” (RQF), which provides a “flexible regulated qualifications framework containing units and qualifications that recognise the widest possible range of quality assured learner achievements”.

FSSC FSP Approval 

AI qualifications have been approved since 2010 by the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) and by the Financial Services Partnership (FSP) in the United Kingdom. To date we have had a total of eighteen awards approved.

Message from our Chairman: Welcome to the AI website, I have two passions in life and these are based on my experience or working with many businesses both large and small.  Firstly empowering organisations to have all the skills in house to meet any challenges. Secondly to provide the opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds to have the skills and qualifications to forge a career.

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Purpose: Our purpose is to provide our members with a primary resource for high-value training, qualifications and peer assistance.

Mission: We provide high-quality support and service to Specialist Accountants enabling them to add value to their organisations. We achieve this through technology and by engaging smart management of our resources.

Strategic Alliance
An agreement has been reached between AI and PBA for mutual recognition of qualification and credits. AI learners / graduates will be able to apply for exemption from the PBA qualification and be awarded the Accounting Technician Certificate (ATC) which is equivalent to our RQA qualification. Our learners would also be eligible to apply for the PBA International Membership of the Society. To qualify as a full PBA Member, learner would have to take an additional 2 units / modules for Canadian Taxation.
PBA Canada was rebranded on January 1, 2015 and was previously known as Registered Public/Professional Accountant – created in Alberta in 1980, Canada in 1984, Atlantic Canada in 1996, Ontario in 2013 and British Columbia in 2014. Their newest addition is the PBA International Chapter in October 2016.
PBA – Professional Business Accountant (Public Business Accountant in Alberta) was trademarked in 2015.