The accountancy profession covers a huge number of diverse organisations and firms. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to surveys, directories and groups.
Surveys of accountancy firms
For surveys and rankings of firms outside the UK, see our accounting by country pages.
Accountancy Age Top 50 +50 (UK)
Annual listing of the top 100 UK accountancy firms with information on fee income and number of partners. Surveys available online include:
Accountancy Daily Top 75 firms (UK)
A listing of the top UK accountancy firms is published annually in Accountancy Daily. Prior to 2019, the league table was published in Accountancy magazine. The 2003 to 2018 editions can be accessed through the Accountancy Daily website at Top UK firms.
Key Facts and Trends in the Accountancy Profession
Annual publication of statistics relating to members and students of the CCAB bodies published by the Financial Reporting Council.
The reports available online include both current and archived editions:
Surveys of accounting networks and associations
Top 25 International Networks 2022 and Top 21 International Alliances and Associations 2022
Accountancy Age conducts an annual survey of international networks, associations and alliances comparing latest combined annual total income, previous year's income and number of countries. Rankings and analysis from previous years are also available:
Directories and listings of firms and networks
UK and Ireland
Find a Chartered Accountant
ICAEW members and firms can be searched for by name or location (town, county, country or post code). Basic details are given for all firms, including name, address, telephone, fax and where available links to email addresses and websites. Details may also be given of principals who are ICAEW members and of any authorisation held by the firm from ICAEW, for example for audit work.
Find a CA – Firms (ICAS)
Online directory of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland covering CA Firms. Search by name and location.
Find an accountant (ACCA)
This site provides access to the ACCA directory of members which can be searched by name. There is also the option to search for an ACCA accountancy firm by name or location.
Complete list of AISMA accountants
Directory of accountants who are specialists in working for medical practitioners. Firms can be located by location or by firm name.
International Association of Practising Accountants (IAPA)
International accountancy organisation, representing members in 60 countries. The IAPA website includes information about the organisation and a list of members.
EGIAN: European Group of International Accounting Networks and Associations
Forum for medium-sized accounting networks and associations.
CPA firm directory (Ontario)
Service in English and French provided by CPA Ontario. Search firms by name, location, size and specialism.
Find a CFP professional
Listing of professionals authorized by the CFP Board to use the CFP and Certified Financial Planner certification marks. Searches can be made by name and location.
CPA Directory (US)
Described as the largest online directory of Certified Public Accountants in the US. The directory includes a basic search (by name or city, and US state) and an advanced search form (allowing searches narrowed down to Accountants or Firms by: service provided, industries serviced, and US state).
Articles and books in the Library collection
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