Registration with the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants (SOCPA) will become mandatory for Expatriates who work as Accountants, a local newspaper reported.

The new system is expected to eliminate unqualified expat accountants in the Kingdom.

The new initiative will also help identify fake certificates and fake degree holders.

The procedure will be similar to the functions of the Saudi Council of Engineering. Accountants will be required to produce their relevant certificates for registration and the registration will be required to renew Iqama.

So far a total of 1,972 accounts professionals have registered with the SOCPA.

Here is the official website of SOCPA:

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