Chartered Accountants at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) are leaders, creators and big thinkers. They look beyond the numbers to construct concrete business solutions for firms across all industries. That’s why 79 of FTSE 100 companies have an ICAEW Chartered Accountant on their board.

Our qualifications open up a large amount of opportunities across a diverse range of workplaces. From the most renowned accountancy firms, to entrepreneurial start-ups, charities and government bodies, there’s no end to where our qualifications will take you.

We offer qualifications that will weave your career with integrity, quality and progress. You will be at the forefront for changing the world towards more ethical and transparent business practices.


We are a world-leading professional membership organisation that develops and supports over 36,000 students. Alongside our prestigious and globally-recognised qualification, we offer technical expertise, professional development and knowledge. We protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession, driving innovation across the business world.

Why choose us?

We offer more than great career prospects. Our global network means that you can achieve your aspirations anywhere in the world, and our high standards have led to the ACA is renowned as the most prestigious accountancy qualification. We pride ourselves on offering a high level of support, and will encourage professional development throughout your entire career. Because of this support, ACA students enjoy high pass rates. The ACA will also give you the opportunity to learn while in full-time employment, combining business and professional experience with study and exams.

Professional Prospects

As an ICAEW Chartered Accountant you will be doing meaningful, impactful work. You could be managing the funding of a cutting-edge technology product one day, to guiding the financial development of an international charity the next.

You will have opportunities around the world, with a prestigious qualification under your belt that will unlock a host of exciting prospects. You will also have access to a network of the most esteemed professionals across the industry, quickly building trusted relationships with business leaders.

Case Studies

Lianna Scott, is a Senior Financial Accountant at LADbible (Part of the LBG Group).

Based in Manchester, Lianna tells us why she chose ICAEW and talks about her route into accountancy.

“You meet such a variety of people during your career and in the accountancy profession, and everyone is different.”

Sachin Patel, is a Management Accountant for a Premier League Football Club.

See how his passion for sport has fuelled and influenced his career choices and aspirations.

“I chose the ICAEW route, because I thought it’s like the gold standard. It’s the best kind of accountancy package out there.”

Alina Cummins, is Head of Finance at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

Making an impact was high on Alina’s priorities when choosing a career in accountancy.

“During my research I felt the ACA offered a more rounded qualification, as well as being widely recognised and respected.”

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