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Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Supporting global recovery

ICAEW was formed in 1880 to secure trust in business and that remains our mission. We ensure our members have the skills, knowledge and influence to help build economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair — aims more relevant than ever as the world begins to emerge from the effects of COVID-19.

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Our role as a regulator

Protecting the public interest as a regulator

We act as an independent regulator to protect the public interest by making sure our firms, members, students and affiliates maintain the highest standards of professional conduct.

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154,000 members across 148 countries

You’ll find our members working for some of the biggest brands, governments and high street retailers, both in the UK and internationally.

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Our ACA Students

Our 28,000 students are the future of the profession. Find out how you can join them.

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Our Members

ICAEW Chartered Accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals, part of a trusted global community.

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Building a sustainable future

Climate change is a defining issue of our time. Acting now is key to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals’ vision of fair and sustainable prosperity.

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Increasing trust in the profession

Audit is currently undergoing an unprecedented level of public scrutiny. ICAEW is at the heart of the international debate about the future of audit.

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Preparing for Brexit

ICAEW is working to ensure that the chartered accountancy profession is able to operate as seamlessly as possible across Europe and further afield in the post-Brexit environment.

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Together we're creating a world of strong economies