Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Logo of PICPA
Logo of PICPA
Abbreviation PICPA
Motto PICPA ….. Reaching Out
Formation November 1, 1929; 88 years ago (1929-11-01)
Legal status non-stock corporation; accredited professional organization[1]
Headquarters Mandaluyong, Metro Manila,  Philippines
Region served Philippines
Member's designations CPA
Official languages English
President Dr. Antonio P. Tecson
IFAC member since October 7, 1977

The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is the national professional accountancy body of the Philippines. Explorers with an accounting background first formed the PICPA in November 1929.[2] The PICPA focuses on four areas of practice for a CPA: Public Practice, Commerce and Industry, Education, and Government.[2]


The PICPA was established with the following aims and purposes:

  1. To enable the growth profession to discharge its public responsibilities more effectively;
  2. To promote and maintain high professional standards in the accountancy profession;
  3. To develop among its members high ideals of competence, ethical conduct, integrity, and civic consciousness;
  4. To foster cordial, harmonious, and fruitful relations among its members;
  5. To elevate the standards of accountancy education;
  6. To guard against the practice of the profession by unauthorized persons or entities and in general;
  7. To protect and enhance the integrity of the certificate of registration of the Certified Public Accountant;
  8. To develop a treaty of friendship among its members.[3]

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  1. ^ Certificate of Accreditation No. 6 awarded by Professional Regulation Commission on October 2, 1973
  2. ^ a b "ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA)". Retrieved 2017-10-24. 
  3. ^ PICPA Articles of Incorporation dated April 25, 1947, as amended in 1996

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