The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
ICAEW connects over 151,500 chartered accountants in 148 countries worldwide, providing this community of professionals with the power to build and sustain strong economies.
Training, developing and supporting accountants throughout their career, we ensure that they have the expertise and values to meet the needs of tomorrow’s businesses.
Our profession is right at the heart of the decisions that will define the future, and we contribute by sharing our knowledge, insight and capabilities with others. That way, we can be sure that we are building robust, accountable and fair economies across the globe.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We’re a thriving global community of 219,000 members and 527,000 students based in 179 countries that upholds the highest professional and ethical values.
We believe that accountancy is a cornerstone profession of society that supports both the private and public sectors. That’s why we’re committed to the development of a strong global accountancy profession and the many benefits that this brings to organisations, individuals and society.
Our qualifications develop forward-thinking professionals with the financial and business skills essential for the creation of sustainable economies and flourishing societies. Every day, ACCA professional accountants support people and organisations in making sound decisions and doing the right thing. We build public trust by creating an inclusive profession with people from all backgrounds, bound by a common global code of ethics and committed to updating their skills to meet ever-changing needs.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
CIPFA is the only professional accountancy body in the world exclusively dedicated to public finance.
CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed.
As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions. They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world.
We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients.
Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
ICAS is the global professional body for Chartered Accountants. We educate, examine and lead, enabling excellence whilst always acting in the public interest.
An international business community
All 23,000 ICAS members have earned our world-class CA designation of Chartered Accountant, the qualification that’s shaped an international business community spanning industries and continents, full of local heroes and corporate leaders. And we continually foster the bonds between our members, so CAs at all stages of their careers can learn from shared experience and connect their ambitions to success.
From the past to the future of Chartered Accountancy
We’ve trained a lot of CAs since 1854, and in any given year thousands more students are working with us to achieve chartered status. That abundance of educational expertise has founded an advanced business and accountancy syllabus that’s rich in heritage and ready to meet the challenges of the future.
An ethical leader
We also act as an industry regulator and thought leader, overseeing our members and their firms, representing them worldwide on a range of issues in accountancy, finance and business, whilst always working for the wider public good. Indeed, ethics, professionalism, trust and accountability are themes that run through everything we do, ensuring that as an ICAS member you’ll always be proud to be a CA.
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland’s leading professional accountancy body, representing 28,500 influential members around the world and educating 7,000 students. The Institute aims to create opportunities for members and students, and ethical, sustainable prosperity for society. An all-island body, Chartered Accountants Ireland was established by Royal Charter in 1888 and now has members in more than 90 countries. It is a founding member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, the international network of over one million chartered accountants. It also plays key roles in the Global Accounting Alliance, Accountancy Europe and the International Federation of Accountants.
Chartered Accountants Ireland members provide leadership in business, the public sector and professional practice, bringing experience, expertise and strict standards to their work for, and with, businesses in every sector. The Institute engages with governments, policy makers and regulators on key issues affecting the profession and the wider economy.