About Us

Our History

With the growth of the Botswana economy in the 80’s it became necessary for a more formal local structure to regulate the affairs of accountants in Botswana.

The Accountants Act was passed on 24 October 1988


The Botswana Institute of Accountants was established with effect from 2 July 1990


The Accountants Act of 1988 was repealed on 2 August 2010


The Accountants Act of 2010 came into effect on 1 April 2011

Our Vision
To support Botswana's development through a dynamic and ethical accountancy profession.
Our Mission
To protect public interest through the development and effective regulation of the accountancy profession.

Our Core Values

In order to motivate the right behavior and culture that will support the implementation of the vision and mission statement above, the following Core Values were adopted:

The BICA Qualification

Following the passing of the Accountants Act 2010, the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) has introduced its own professional accountancy qualification. The Botswana professional accountancy qualification evolved out of a realization that:

BICA (with the support of the MFDP and the World Bank) entered into a twinning arrangement with one of the world`s leading professional bodies, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), to facilitate the development of the Botswana professional accountancy qualification.

Reciprocity between BICA and ICAEW membership will be a future outcome of the programme, subject to approval of the relevant ICAEW and BICA committees. Reciprocity will lead to wider international recognition and to international portability for the BICA qualification.