Who we are
CCAB’s core purpose is to promote sustainable growth in the UK economy through the UK accountancy profession
CCAB has five members – ICAEW, ACCA, CIPFA, ICAS and Chartered Accountants Ireland and provides a forum for the bodies to work together collectively in the public interest on matters affecting the profession and the wider economy.
CCAB Member Bodies
All the CCAB bodies are obligated, by their Royal Charters, to work in the public interest and choose to collaborate through CCAB on a number of issues.
Presently, the focus of this collaboration is in two specific areas: tackling economic crime and promoting the value of the contribution of the accountancy profession to the UK economy where we publish guidance and discussion papers.
CCAB Ethics Survey
As accountants, ethics must always be at the forefront of every decision that we make. The UK and Irish professional bodies that make up the CCAB have Codes of Ethics against which we hold our members accountable, which are all substantively based on the IESBA International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.
As professional bodies, we play a role in supporting our members to do the right thing. We have created a simple 10-minute, anonymous survey to identify underlying workplace cultures that may be encouraging behaviours that could be seen as unethical.
This survey is an attempt to take the ethical temperature of the accountancy profession over the last 3 years and as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey is open from 28 June to 8 August. Please feel free to share it with any other professional accountants in your network.
Choosing an Accountant
or Tax adviser
It is important to choose your accountant or tax adviser carefully.
Here are a few tips to help you.
If you have not used an adviser before you should be aware that anyone can call themselves an accountant/tax adviser whether or not they are professionally qualified.
There are some non-qualified advisers who may have the experience to help you but qualified accountants/ tax advisers have completed relevant qualifications and will be regulated by their professional body.