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Who we are and what we do

We’re ICAEW – a world-leading professional membership organisation. We provide qualifications and professional development, share knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. Our standards are high, meaning that ICAEW chartered accountants are always in demand. ICAEW chartered accountants are more than you’d imagine.

Why choose a professional qualification?

A professional qualification is designed to help you develop skills for particular careers and can enhance your career prospects. Our globally recognised chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA, provides a strong foundation for business and leadership. Employers value the high level of knowledge, skills and expertise that ICAEW chartered accountants bring to their organisations. That’s why you’ll find our members at senior levels in organisations of all sizes all around the world.

Why choose ICAEW?

You’ll become part of our global network of 157,000 members and over 30,000 students. Our involvement doesn’t stop once you’ve qualified – we’ll support you throughout your career by providing further development and training. We’re committed to ensuring that high standards are maintained and you’ll benefit from our members’ reputation for excellence. As an ICAEW chartered accountant, you can unlock your career aspirations with the support of a world-leading professional membership body behind you.

Is chartered accountancy the career for you? Find out by downloading our guide or start your journey to becoming an ICAEW chartered accountant .