The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is the world largest professional accountancy body in the European continent. As a world-class professional accountancy body, the ICAEW provides leadership and practical support to over 142,000 members in 165 countries, working with government, regulators and industry to maintain the highest standards.

ICAEW provide its members with knowledge and guidance based on the highest ethical and technical standards. They shape opinion, understanding and delivery to ensure the highest standards in business and in the public interest.

ICAEW, along with its partners, is committed to opening up access to the accountancy and finance profession to enable employers to attract the best talent, regardless of background. There are a growing number of entry routes into chartered accountancy – whether through new qualifications, apprenticeships or new courses at universities which combine paid employment.

ACA qualification

The ICAEW awards the following qualifications, among others, which are recognised around the world:

  • ACA qualification
  • Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)

The ICAEW ACA qualification is a globally recognised as one of the most valuable financially-based business qualification there is, and not just the premier professional accounting qualification.

The qualification is a passport to the business world where ICAEW graduates with relevant approved practical experience can act as Chartered Accountants, both locally and internationally; or may choose to go on to industry and commerce, where opportunities are just as vast; or even join the Public Sector.

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