1. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria - 1982
2. Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana - 1982
3. The Gambia Association of Accountants - 1985
4. The Liberian Institute of Certified Public Accountants - 1985
5. Institute of Chartered Accountants, Sierra-Leone - 1986
6. Institut' Nationale des Expert au Senegal - 1986
ABWA operates a committee system, which reports to the Council, the governing body of the association. Council has established so far three standing committees. As a matter of policy, ABWA Presidency is rotated among its member-bodies and the tenure runs for two years.At present, Nigeria holds the presidency of ABWA. As a non-profit making organisation, ABWA depends for the funding of its activities entirely on subscriptions from the six (6) member-bodies and any other additional contributions from member-bodies. ABWA has held four successful congresses over the years. The congresses provided a platform for getting across to the governments in the sub-region the need to actively involve accountants in the process of National Economic Reconstruction and Development. The 5th ABWA Congress, was held in Nigeria between 4th & 8th May, 1999.
ABWA Secretariat is located at:
Plot 16 Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos and is headed by an Executive Secretary.The Secretariat maintains strong links with member-bodies and other national accountancy bodies in the West African sub-region in particular and Africa in general.