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Support throughout your career

Information and helpful resources for all stages in your career.

Newly qualified

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Important first steps

Now that you have been awarded associate membership of ICAEW, you can use the letters ACA after your name and call yourself an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. We encourage you to use your ACA designation and the individual logo to promote yourself as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

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Welcome to membership

Congratulations on reaching this major milestone and becoming a Member.

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Get involved

There are many opportunities to get more involved with ICAEW. If you have a passion for organising events, helping to shape policy, or sharing your knowledge with others, we’d love to hear from you.

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Progressing your career

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Career planning

Have you ever thought about where your job is taking you?

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Networks and networking

Building and maintaining a good network of contacts can pay dividends to your career. Online social networking now plays a major role, and makes it easier than ever to stay in touch with people. Follow our simple guide and start building your network.

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Working internationally

Developing a global mindset is essential if you want to progress in today’s competitive business environment. Experience of working internationally is often seen as critical career experience for reaching senior management levels.

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Soft skills development

How ICAEW can help you develop your non-technical skills.

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Volunteering at schools and universities

Volunteering and giving up a few hours of your time can help change the career prospects of students at school, college, and university across the UK.

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Finding your next role

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Find a job

Finding a job can be quite a job in itself. That’s why we’ve set up a recruitment website specialising in jobs for ACAs and an online careers community where you can get free advice from our experts.

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The ICAEW guide to successful job search

ICAEW has teamed up with Simon Gray, ICAEW Chartered Accountant, former recruiter and author of ‘Super Secrets of Successful Executive Job Search’, to create a series of podcasts offering expert insights in how to find and secure the finance job you want.

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Self employment

Get advice on starting your own business, or take your career in a different direction with ICAEW's self-employment resources.

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Taking a career break

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Planning a career break

Returning to work after a career break can be a daunting experience. Here's some guidance to help you plan your career break, and support for when you’re ready to return to work.

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Career Breakers Community

Personal, professional, and technical support to help you plan a career break or return to work.

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Guidance on flexible working

More and more people are requesting flexible working as a way to bring about better work/life balance. Flexible working is not about working less but rather having greater control to get work done more effectively.

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Retirement

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Planning retirement from your business

Useful tips on exit planning, succession planning, business valuation and managing a successful transfer.

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Your retirement: flexible options

Approaching your retirement, there are a number of options for you to consider if you don't want to retire from working life completely. This page provides you with a selection of books, articles and links to help you explore and evaluate your options.

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Managing your finances in retirement

Books, articles and useful links to help you plan and manage your retirement finances.

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