In recognition of the commonality of the challenges facing Accountants in the Caribbean region, delegates representing accounting bodies in the region began to meet in the early 1960s. The overall aim of the meeting of Caribbean Accountants was to provide a forum for social interaction and networking among Accountants from the Caribbean region. At that time, the meetings were held every two years.
In December 1969 at the meeting of Caribbean Accountants in Barbados it was first proposed that a regional body should be established to promote and advance the interest of Caribbean Accountants.
At the conference of Caribbean Accountants held in Jamaica in1985, the issue was once again placed on the agenda. Two years later, at the next meeting of Caribbean Accountants in Port-of-Prince , Trinidad and Tobago delegates passed a resolution proposing the establishment of a chartered body for Accountants in the Caribbean .
With the establishment of the ICAC in 1988, the decision was taken to host the meeting of Caribbean Accountants on an annual basis. The Caribbean Conference of Accountants, held in June each year, continues to be the premier social event of the ICAC while at the same time ensuring the continued professional development of Accountants in the region.
The Conference provides a forum for accountants in the region to network and to examine regulatory issues and other matters impacting the profession globally.