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Our strategic foundations

Our approach to strategy is condensed into three core pillars of activity, the strategic foundations, which seek to fulfil the obligations of our Royal Charter:

Belonging and supporting

We support our more than 169,500 members across the world, personally and professionally. We do this through our faculties, communities and district societies, as well as the Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW) network.

Education and training

We are committed to educating the chartered accountants of tomorrow, with a focus on building future business and professional leaders. We work with universities, schools and other educational establishments to support recruitment activity for employers and our commitment to social mobility.

Reputation and Influence

We apply our expertise across a wide variety of topics relating to business, the profession and national policymaking. Our work in upholding standards is also crucial to protecting the public and holding our members accountable.

Our strategic themes

Theme one

Strengthen trust in ICAEW Chartered Accountants and the wider profession

Theme two

Help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Theme three

Support the transformation of trade and the economy

Theme four

Master technology and data

Theme five

Strengthen the profession by attracting talent and building diversity