IAPA is a worldwide association of independent accounting and business consultancy firms which aims to support its members in providing their clients with a wide range of professional, comprehensive and profitable business solutions, regardless of their sector or location.
Success in a global market comes from local knowledge. The international reach of IAPA member firms provides instant access to first-hand knowledge of local regulations, culture and customs, eliminating potential cross-border uncertainties and increasing opportunities for real business development.
Established in 1979, IAPA has more than 200 member firms with offices in some 70 countries. Based on its members' total revenues:
IAPA is among the top 25 global accounting organisations and the top 10 associations of independent accountancy firms, with an annual turnover of more than one billion dollars.
Each IAPA member is an independent firm controlled or owned by people who have internationally recognised accounting qualifications. Admission to IAPA is subject to rigorous eligibility criteria and when joining the association, each member firm undertakes to maintain IAPA's high standards of professionalism and integrity.
How IAPA can help its clients
If you are looking for accounting or business consultancy services, either in your own internal market or somewhere further afield, or if you are interested in entering new markets or expanding existing ones, simply contact an IAPA member firm and they will be happy to help you.
IAPA maintains close relations with IFAC, the International Federation of Accountants, and is a member of EGIAN, the European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations.
EGIAN membership is made up of more than 20 truly global organisations that offer audit, accounting and business advisory services.
EGIAN provides a forum for its members to develop common positions on specific technical and legislative issues and to discuss these issues with the major professional and regulatory stakeholders, such as the European Union, CESR (Committee of European Securities Regulators), FEE (Federation of European Accountants) and IFAC (International Federation of Accountants).
The key to IAPA's success is the value that is given to the personal service that offers effective and sustainable business solutions at an individual level, as well as the strength of the support among its global members.