The US Chapter of ICAN is a liaison of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) located in the United States of America. The chapter was established on March 24, 2018, in USA, in the presence of a high-level delegation from ICAN. The US Chapter of ICAN provides resources to its community by offering financial literacy, helping its members in US job market to navigate challenges, being available by email or phone for questions, networking and sometimes offering online spaces for peer-to-peer support.

The 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the US Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) convened on December 16, 2023, using the Zoom platform for an online gathering. The meeting, which kicked off at 9:00 am (EST), attracted a notable assembly of participants. Among them were ICAN executives, including Sujan Kumar Kafle (ICAN President), Pravin Kumar Jha (Vice President), and Sanjay Sinha (ICAN Executive). Distinguished guests included Bharat Mani Rijal, Joint Secretary-Law at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal, and Dr. Robert Bornhofen, Director of Innovation at DC Water. Additionally, key figures from the US Chapter, such as Tika Acharya, President of the US Chapter of ICAN, and a list of US Chapter executives, members, and other professionals participated in the event. The meeting was structured into three comprehensive sessions. The Opening Session, Session 1, covered a range of topics, including welcome speeches, updates from the chapter president, and messages from ICAN executives. In this session, Ganesh Baniya initiated the session with welcoming remarks, Tika Acharya highlighted the chapter's strengths and challenges, and ICAN executives expressed gratitude and assurance of continued support. Session 2, the Technical Session, featured presentations by Bharat Mani Rijal on the New Citizenship Act's implications for Non-Resident Nepali Citizenship and by Dr. Robert Bornhofen on Generative Artificial Intelligence in the accounting and financial world. The third session, Closed Session, included opening remarks by Coordinator Tika Acharya, the annual report by Secretary Jyoti Raj Adhikari, the financial statement by Treasurer Sharmila Prajapati, and the crucial election of the Executive Committee members. Noteworthy discussions and decisions emerged during the meeting. The Closed Session saw the election of new executive members, with Jyoti Raj Adhikari emerging as the President/Coordinator, supported by a dynamic team of executives. The coordinator concluded the meeting by expressing gratitude to all committee members for their valuable contributions. The 5th AGM of the US Chapter of ICAN concluded at 2:00 pm (EST), marking a pivotal moment in the chapter's ongoing commitment to professional excellence and collaboration.

On its mission to help its members, the US Chapter of ICAN has conducted a webinar on January 14, 2024, was a comprehensive and well-structured event addressing the challenges and opportunities for accounting professionals from Nepal in the US job market.  Chapter Executive Naya Raj Baral opening session set the tone by discussing specific challenges, including expectations, job experiences, qualification recognition, and cultural nuances. Other Chapter Executive Laxman Bhandari provided detailed tips on crafting compelling resumes tailored for the accounting industry, while Chapter Secretary Dilli Thapaliya went beyond conventional guidance, offering strategies for tailoring resumes to diverse industries. Chapter President Jyoti Raj Adhikari delved into behavioral-based interviews, providing insights into the psychology behind them, and Chapter Vice President Kundan Karna covered trends in the US job market for accountants.  Chapter Executive Naya Raj Baral’s role in the Q&A session facilitated real-time clarification, fostering a collaborative learning environment. The 2.5-hour duration and well-coordinated efforts of Chapter executives Sangita Kadaria and Gaurav Rijal underscored the meticulous planning of the webinar. Participant engagement was highlighted, expressing gratitude for valuable questions, making the webinar an enriching experience for accounting professionals navigating the complexities of the US job market. Overall, the event was a success, offering a wealth of information and fostering a collaborative learning environment for new accounting professionals.

The Chapter outlined goals for the upcoming year signify a strategic plan for the US Chapter, subject to adjustments based on evolving needs and resource availability. Firstly, the commitment to conducting monthly executive meetings, scheduled for the first Sunday of each month at 8 pm CST, demonstrates a dedication to regular communication and collaboration among the chapter's leadership. Secondly, the plan includes the organization of webinars or training programs on various dates, focusing on relevant topics. This initiative underscores a commitment to continuous learning and professional development within the accounting community. Thirdly, the goal of establishing strong liaisons with ICAN and other Nepali organizations in the USA demonstrates a commitment to fostering partnerships and collaboration within the broader community. This not only enhances the visibility of the US Chapter but also creates opportunities for shared resources and collective initiatives. Lastly, the objective of transforming the US Chapter into a networking and enjoyable environment reflects a holistic approach to professional engagement. The emphasis on making it a fun place signifies a recognition of the importance of a positive and supportive atmosphere for professional growth. The aspiration to grow the chapter to the highest level possible indicates an ambitious vision for expansion and influence within the accounting community. Chapters additional aspirations involve uniting all US-based accounting professionals, offering training in Accounting, Finance, and Taxation, providing a job market platform, and fostering active interaction among members for a holistic commitment to professional growth and community engagement.