South African Institute of Professional Accountants

SAIPA is the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.

SAIPA boasts a membership of over 10 000 members and celebrates over 35 years in the industry. SAIPA represents qualified Professional Accountants (SA) in practice, commerce and industry, academia and the public sector. For over 35 years, SAIPA has been a pioneer in the South African economy, contributing to the advancement of the accountancy profession, influencing legislation and constantly transforming to keep abreast of business, financial and social developments in the country and internationally. SAIPA is a professional body registered with South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and has a number of registered professional designations – learn more here. The strategic priorities of SAIPA are expressed in terms of its vision, mission and strategic objectives.



Now that you’ve completed your tertiary education, you will need to do a three-year learnership at a SAIPA-Accredited Training Centre (ATC). Click below to find ATCs in your area: