The Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria (ICAN) has become the twelfth member to join Chartered Accountants Worldwide.

ICAN has joined as an associate member, which recognises that ICAN is committed to enhancing the value of the chartered accountant brand, the profession and upholding ethical standards.

ICAN was established in 1965 by an act of parliament and now has nearly 43,000 members.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide chairman Michael Izza said: “We are delighted that ICAN has joined the Chartered Accountants Worldwide family. ICAN has played a key role in developing the accountancy profession in Nigeria over the last four decades and shares our ambition to work together and promote the very highest standards of the profession globally. We look forward to the fresh perspectives ICAN will bring to the table.”

ICAN president Alhaji Razak said: “ICAN is delighted to become an associate member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and to be part of this global family.

“We look forward to working with Chartered Accountants Worldwide to further increase the value and reputation of the chartered accountancy brand in Nigeria and internationally.”