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Accounting Firm with ISO certification

As I was browsing our blog and then clicked on one of the Ads that was flickring at the bottom of the blog, I came across an accounting firm with ISO 9000 Quality Standards certification.

"ISO9000 Quality Standards Glazers were one of the first Accountancy practices in the UK to be accredited with ISO9001, the international standard for quality of service. The firm is continually reviewing and improving its commitment to clients and the services offered."

May be this is a trend in UK to follow quality standards. I am not aware that their accounting bodies have directed their practioners to make their firms ISO compliant.

Are there any audit firms in India to have ISO accredited ?

Another thing I noticed about Glazers , Chartered Accountants, was their partnership profile. Five partners are ACA and one of them is ACCA. In UK, the legislative requirement states that majority of the partners should be from one accounting body and they can form a partnership. In this case, it is Chartered Accountants firm. If the majority ie. > 50% are ACCAs and rest are CIMA or CA, then the firm will be a Chartered Certified Accountants. We do not have anything like this in India.

A firm comprising of CA and ICWA or all of them. There is no legal provision !!! So the public has to go to different firms for different purposes. Anyway, we are a nation of no choices... self inflicted. To the world... we are cheap... but to ourself we are expensive.


Santosh Puthran

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dear Mr Santosh.

i am a student of CWA and I love the profession very much.
i have been in touch with the management accountant blog from the very beginning of its formation in the Yahoo Groups space on the internet.

i was very happy to c you putting efforts for searching for a practising cost accountants website over the internet. i would like to tell u at this point of time that its been a very long time since i have also searched for the same but all in vain.

i just want to express that whatever u are trying to do thru this community for the branding of our profession and our work is super cool/

pleas keep up the good work.

iam with you. and if at all there is anything that i can do in this stream of activity please let me know.

aditya -
cell- 09849318591

another small thing which is concerning me is the " new journal" that is talked about in the community.

i have not got any journal (new) containing all the details of the GLOBAL SUMMIT CWA 08.

i would be very thankful if u could please post me this new journal online to the aboe email address.


take care
buh bye.
santoshputhran said…
Hi Adi,

Thanks your comments. Inputs like your motivates me to better contents on the blog for management accountants.

I am not aware of the journal you are referring to. If I get any update, I will let you know about it.

Unknown said…
Dear Mr. Santhosh,

It is really a motivation to hear that ICWAI is growing. I would like to suggest that India should take some steps to find out the ICWAI qualifieds from all over the world and give them full recognition to work in India and take part in the huge development of India's economy.


Majeed Akbar
Senior Audit Executive
Galadari Brothers Co LLC
santoshputhran said…
Hello Majeeb,

Thanks for your comments. I heard somewhere, "You will find discrimination, if you go looking for it".

The bottomline for us (ICWAI) is to do the best and rest will follow. The objective for management accountants in practise and employment is advice the business and government what is best for them. Moreover participant and highlighting our achievements in the right forum. This is the way we will have an edge.

Thanks & Regards,

Santosh Puthran
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