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The major accountancy bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland

Information about the major accountancy bodies in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Major UK and Irish accountancy bodies

Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) is an umbrella organisation for the major accountancy bodies in the UK and Ireland.

CCAB members

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Premier professional accountancy body in the UK with over 140,000 members in business and public practice around the world. Find out more about us.

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Oldest professional body of accountants in the world.

Chartered Accountants Ireland
Largest and longest established professional accountancy body in Ireland. Previously known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Major accountancy body with members employed in business and practice around the world.

Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
Leading accountancy body for the public services.

Other bodies

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIMA was previously a member of CCAB but announced its withdrawal in February 2011. CIMA is a leading body of management accountants with members working in industry, commerce, not-for-profit and public sector organisations.

We also have pages listing more national and international accounting bodies worldwide.

Further information

The annual publication Key facts and trends in the accountancy profession is produced by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).

It provides statistical information and analysis of the six major accountancy bodies including members, students, income and staffing. Given the specific remit of POB in relation to audit there is also information on the fee income of the major UK audit firms, numbers and size of audit registered firms and concentration of listed companies' audits.

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