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ICAEW at a glance

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 181,500 chartered accountants and students in 148 countries. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession. The ACA designation is a respected and recognised symbol of excellence, integrity and influence throughout the world.

  • Founded in 1880, ICAEW has been helping its members pursue successful careers in the finance industry for 140 years.
  • ICAEW has more than 154,000 members working in 148 countries.
  • From software start-ups to high-flying airlines and banks, 98% of the best global brands rely on ICAEW Chartered Accountants.

An introduction to ICAEW

There are over 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world − talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future. Over 181,500 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants and students. We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

We’ve been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust in business. We share our knowledge and insight with governments, regulators and business leaders worldwide as we believe accountancy is a force for positive economic change across the world.