Make your voice heard
Share your insights and experience on the topics that matter most to you. Our committee applications are open to everyone.
Support the profession
Take part in promoting the interests of our members, the next generation of accountants and the public.
Define our future
Guide our strategy as we work towards building a world of sustainable economies.
Chair of the Technical Strategy Board and Audit Partner, Head of Regulatory and Public Policy, EY LLP
Reputation and Influence
ICAEW has a strong, public interest, voice to government and regulators. We contribute our expertise across all the areas in which ICAEW members work to help government and regulators with policymaking and support our members in their work.
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Our work helping develop accounting, corporate reporting and auditing standards is crucial to protecting the public and holding our members accountable. ICAEW is a leading commentator on tax and has played a close role in the development of corporate governance. We are helping the profession develop to address the sustainability challenges of today and harness the potential of technology. Our sector groups in public sector, financial services and corporate finance provide a voice for members working in these areas.
Through the faculties, and other subject expert committees, we ensure that our technical thinking, guidance and advice for our members is high-quality, reliable and relevant. We provide feedback on government consultations, combining the knowledge and expertise of our members to achieve changes in legislation.
If you are interested in policy and technical developments and have expertise you want to share, then please apply now.
Belonging and Supporting
We support our 158,000 members across the world, personally and professionally. This includes through our Faculties, Communities and District Societies.
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Our Belonging & Supporting committees provide essential insight and perspective on matters that affect our members, to help us to understand their needs and to ensure that our support is focused.
Overseen by the ICAEW Members and Commercial Board, our Belonging and Supporting committees focus on specific groups of members such as members in business, members in practice or members working in the not for profit and charity sectors, or on members with a shared interest. They also help drive the ICAEW commercial services strategy.
If you are interested in helping to connect ICAEW with your fellow members, or on commercial business development, then please apply now.
Chair of the ICAEW Members and Commercial Board and Partner, Bishop Fleming
Chair of the Learning & Professional Development Board and Executive Director for Financial Audit Service Line Society Group, National Audit Office
Education and Training
We are committed to educating the chartered accountants of tomorrow, with a focus on building sustainable cohorts of 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.
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Our two Education & Training committees focus on the development of strategy and policies in this area. They define what our students study and how they are assessed for the ACA and our other qualifications. They ensure that the examinations are maintaining the standards we expect of our members.
If you are interested in the future of the ACA, in life-long learning, and ensuring ICAEW has the most-sought after business qualification then please apply now.
ICAEW Governance Committees
Our Governance Committees support ICAEW Board and Council to ensure ICAEW meets our Charter objects and to manage the affairs and business of ICAEW.
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ICAEW has a number of committees that work together to help govern the ICAEW. These include the usual committees such as Audit Committee, Risk Committee, Remuneration Committee as well as committees tasked with specific responsibilities in managing ICAEW's investments.
If your passion is good governance, and you have the expertise to match, then please apply now.
We are currently recruiting for the Chair of ICAEW Board.
Applications close on Friday 2 June 2023.
Chair of ICAEW Council and Partner, Pinkham Blair
Chair of the ICAEW Regulatory Board
ICAEW Regulatory Board
Information about the independent ICAEW Regulatory Board which is responsible for ensuring ICAEW’s regulatory and disciplinary work, undertaken by the Professional Standards Department) is carried out in the public interest.
Regulation and Conduct
All significant decisions on regulatory and conduct matters are made by ICAEW regulatory and disciplinary committees. These committees operate independently from ICAEW staff and comprise of a parity of lay and chartered accountants with a lay chair who has a casting vote. This maintains an important balance of technical insight from the chartered accountant members and public interest insight from the lay members.
A key reason I enjoy working on ICAEW committees is the ability to share ideas and learn from other professionals – this has been a huge benefit of being on the Economic Crime Sub-committee. Another is the opportunity to assist in shaping guidance and policy, which is part of the evolution of the profession.
Looking back on forty years of involvement in the regulation of audit, insolvency and accountancy and the professional ethics applicable to them, it often comes to me in moments of reflection that it has been a career founded on what I learned from being involved with the Institute’s committees (in my case, the Technical Strategy Board and the Business Law Advisory Group). That involvement may have cost me nothing but its value to me was an incalculable privilege and I shall always be grateful for it.