No Iqama Renewal for Accountants Without Socpa Registration

Registration with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) is mandatory from Muharram 01, 1441 (01 September 2019) for accounting professionals to renew their Iqama.

SOCPA registration has been introduced to improve the quality and efficiency of accounting professionals in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development requires the registration of expats working in accountant and finance jobs to modify the profession and to issue or renew Work Licenses online starting on 31/08/2019.

SOCPA registration is mandatory for the following professions:

  • Internal Audit Director
  • Cost clerk
  • Cost Accountant
  • Finance Clerk
  • General Accountant
  • Director, Zakat & Tax Department
  • Internal Auditor
  • Accounts and Budget Manager
  • Senior Financial Auditor
  • Director G.A of reviewing
  • Director – Financial and Accounting Affairs
  • Accounts Auditor
  • Accounts auditing technician
  • Director – Financial Reporting Department
  • General Accounts Technician
  • Chief of internal auditing programs
  • Financial Audit Supervisor
  • Cost Accounting Technician
  • Financial Controller

Here is the official website of SOCPA: