ICAEW and SOEL (the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Greece) have launched the Accredited Membership Programme (AMP) which will enable students to study and qualify as Chartered Accountants and members of both SOEL and ICAEW.
The agreement will enable students registering with either SOEL or ICAEW to pursue membership of both bodies, with examinations of the respective bodies awarded credits for prior learning.
It will also mean there are clear routes for members of both the respective bodies to become audit registered in Greece and the United Kingdom, in full respect of the relevant EU and national legislation. SOEL and ICAEW will present the details of their joint programme during the SOEL graduation ceremony which takes places on 21 November 2015.
Martin Manuzi, Regional Director, ICAEW Europe said:
We are delighted to be launching this initiative with SOEL, which demonstrates the extent to which our two bodies recognise the quality and rigour of each other’s training. ICAEW has been working closely with SOEL and the oversight authority, ELTE, in Greece for a number of years now. The AMP marks another step forward in this close cooperation.
As part of the collaboration, next year’s annual Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum, hosted by ICAEW, will be taking place in Athens.
Harilaos Alamanos, SOEL President, said:
ICAEW is recognised as a leading global accountancy body with a long and distinguished history. The Accredited Membership Programme opens up new routes for students, and members who qualify through the scheme will have access to excellent support. SOEL is also committed to working more broadly with ICAEW to advance the accountancy profession in Europe. For this reason, I am also delighted that ICAEW’s innovative Accountancy Profession Strategic Forum will take place in Athens in 2015, in cooperation with SOEL.