Ethical leadership since 1854
We’re ICAS, a global professional membership organisation and business network for Chartered Accountants. We’re also an educator, regulator, examiner and a professional awarding body.
Seeking the truth since 1854
Our motto is ‘seek the truth’, and we’ve been doing so since we were founded in 1854.
As the world changes, the importance of doing the right thing does not. As ethical leaders, the business community looks to us and our members to uphold standards and cultivate trust in everything we do.
That ethos is enshrined in our internationally respected Code of Ethics – which applies to all our members, student members and member firms – and is underpinned our Royal Charter commitment.
Empowering trusted professionals to create a better tomorrow
Our CA members form a vibrant global community of finance and business professionals united by a commitment to ethical leadership.
Educated, regulated and led to the highest standards, they transform business and support one another, for the greater good.
And we strive to support, nurture and empower that community by delivering high-quality membership, connection and relevant and rigorous career-long learning.
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What’s a Chartered Accountant or CA?
A Chartered Accountant has achieved the highest professional level by following our programme of expert tuition, rigorous training and examinations in accountancy and business. ICAS Chartered Accountants are also known by the letters CA, a professional designation that’s exclusive to our members in the UK.
Developing the business leaders of the future
We’re an educator and examiner, training CAs the length and breadth of the UK.
Our CA qualification is designed to develop the business and finance leaders of the future. It fosters the ethical mindset, technical skills, professional knowledge and practical experience for a successful career.
Those who achieve it are empowered to make an impact in any workplace and to help create the sustainable economies of tomorrow. Or discover how to become a CA with ICAS:
Adding expertise to your workforce
Training a Chartered Accountant with ICAS will add valuable specialist skills and expertise to any workforce, which is why hundreds of organisations of all sizes, in a variety of sectors across the UK, partner with us to train their CAs in house.
Could your organisation benefit from training a CA with ICAS?
Safeguarding the profession
As an industry regulator we oversee our members and their firms to uphold the highest professional standards. We also work hard to promote the CA brand to governments, stakeholders, the public and employers.
And through our engagement with parliaments and politicians we advance the interests of our members and promote the public interest.
An ethical leader
Through all our efforts we ensure to act in the public interest and strive to build trust in the finance profession more generally. That ethos is enshrined in our internationally respected Code of Ethics – which applies to all ICAS Members, CA Students and member firms – and is underpinned our Royal Charter commitment.
Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion
The promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion is a core strand of all ICAS thinking and business strategy. We're committed to acting as a catalyst for change within the profession and to building a diverse membership that reflects and advances the communities we serve.
Part of something bigger
Through ICAS, our members and student members are also part of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network, the global family that brings together the members of 15 leading institutes to create a community of over 1.8 million Chartered Accountants and students in more than 190 countries.
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