Your obligations as a member of ICAS
Here you’ll find information on a range of obligations that apply to you as a newly qualified CA and newly admitted member of ICAS.
Keep your details up to date
As a member you have an obligation to notify ICAS of any changes to your registered (business or home) address and practice or employment details. You should do this within a period of one month of the change. You can update your personal information here.
Continuous Professional Development
As an ICAS member you have a requirement to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Read our guide to getting started to learn why CPD is important, what’s involved and where you can find the additional information and resources you need.
You are bound by the ICAS Code of Ethics and have a requirement to take individual responsibility for the maintenance of the highest ethical standards. Read our guide to getting started for more information and resources that will help you to meet your ethical obligations.
Reporting disciplinary matters
As an ICAS member it’s your duty to report any facts or matters which, in your reasonable opinion, indicate that a fellow member, CA Student member, Affiliate or Firm may be liable to disciplinary action – through professional incompetence, professional misconduct or unsatisfactory professional conduct. You can learn more here about what’s involved and how to report disciplinary matters to ICAS.
The ICAS Rules and Regulations
The Rules and Regulations are designed to ensure that ICAS meets its objectives, which include maintaining and promoting the status of the profession of accountant and upholding amongst members a high standard of efficiency and professional conduct.
Take some time to read through the Rules and Regulations to learn more about your various additional obligations as a member of ICAS.
Do I need to obtain a Practising Certificate?
If you will now be engaging in practice, then you’ll need a Practising Certificate (PC). Essentially, engaging in practice is providing, or holding yourself out to provide, accounting and related services, either personally or through a firm. This does not include where you are providing accountancy services to your employer.
You can learn more here about when a Practising Certificate is required and how to apply for one.
Everything you need to get started
At icas.com/newly-qualified you’ll find links to everything you need to get started, including ways to make new professional connections, links to professional resources, information about CPD and a guide to your ethical obligations.