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A World of Sustainable Economies

Who we are

As a global professional body for chartered accountants, we ensure all our chartered accountants have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

ICAEW overview

There are more than 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world and 189,500 of them are members and students of ICAEW. They are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why all of the top 100 Global Brands employ chartered accountants*.

Promoting inclusivity, diversity and fairness

ICAEW promotes inclusivity, diversity and fairness. We attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet's resources are managed sustainably.

A force for positive change

We believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive change. By sharing our insight, expertise and understanding we can help to create strong economies and a sustainable future for all.

Serving the public interest

Founded in 1880, we have a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators and business leaders around the world. And, as an improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor over 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide

ICAEW is proud to be part of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global network of 750,000 members across 190 countries, which promotes the expertise and skills of chartered accountants on a global basis.

[*CAW, 2020 - Interbrand, Best Global Brands 2019]

Our strategy

Our vision is that ICAEW Chartered Accountants enable a world of sustainable economies. The next ten years are critical – truly a decade of transformation. How we respond to the risks, trends and other powerful factors will largely decide the shape and role of ICAEW in 2030.

Governance and standards

Group of people

Our Council, Board and Committee structure governs us. These governance bodies are all formed of representative and lay members through a mixture of elected and appointed positions.

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Charter and bye-laws

This section contains documents relating to ICAEW’s governance, including the Royal Charter and Bye-laws that regulate ICAEW’s affairs.

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Values and standards of behaviour

Our ethical behaviour is fundamental to maintaining ICAEW’s reputation, promoting trust and inspiring confidence in it and its members.



Who we work with

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Who we work with

Partnerships are central to the way we do business. By building long-term relationships with successful organisations we are able to benefit our members.


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Our related parties

A list of all the subsidiaries and associate companies of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).


Our facilities

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Chartered Accountants' Hall

Chartered Accountants’ Hall, which is also known as One Moorgate Place has a range of facilities that can be used for private events, the location for your next meeting or a place to study. There is a suite of meeting rooms filled with natural daylight and technical equipment to suit your needs, as well as beautiful function rooms available for celebratory events and the One Moorgate Place Club.

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