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Powering members in business

ICAEW is proud of its some 60,000 members working in and running business all over the world. You are represented in all sectors and make a real difference in our vision of a world of strong economies. As a member in business, you are part of a collective who take great pride in your well-deserved qualification and can have a distinct impact on the environment businesses operate in. We are here to support you in doing this, and to hear your voice on important business issues.

Key benefits of business membership

1. Personal & Professional Development

ICAEW has a range of courses and digital resources to help you further your career and take it to the next level.

Business Resources and Guidance

This section brings together the most up-to-date thought leadership, technical resources and professional guidance for ICAEW members in business. It also includes the more specialist information provided by ICAEW’s Business and Management Faculty.

Academy of Professional Development

We offer open, in-house and bespoke learning and leadership development solutions for all career stages, across a wide range of sectors.

Train your own ACAs

As a Business, you can train your own finance talent by becoming an Authorised Training Employer.

Regional CPD

Find out what the CPD courses closest to home or work are.

2. Engagement and networking

Take advantage of the opportunities available for business members to network with fellow finance professionals.

ICAEW Business Committee

The committee contributes to the development and implementation of ICAEW strategy as it relates to business members. It gives advice on the facilities, services and support members in business require to help them in their professional lives.

Communities

Insight, guidance and networking opportunities on a range of industry sectors and professional specialisms. Communities include: Energy, Manufacturing, Retail, Construction and Diversity.

Faculties

Offering the most up-to-date information, advice and guidance, to enhance your professional development and help meet your CPD requirements. Faculties include Audit and Assurance, Business and Management, Corporate Finance, Financial Reporting, Financial Services, Tax and Tech.

Regional networks

Wherever you are in the world, find your local networks here. From New South Wales in Australia to Wales in the UK, there is a network for you.

3. Member rewards

ICAEW has negotiated with a variety of well-known brands to offer you the best possible benefits and discounts in all facets of your life.

Client screening

Obtain client screening reports checking against global risk and compliance data, including government sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, a wide range of watch lists and negative news profiles.

Cyber insurance

Bluefin Professions has worked closely with ICAEW to design a cyber insurance policy that helps protect members from the cyber threats you face as accountants.

Office insurance

Bluefin Professions is offering an office insurance policy with enhanced features, especially negotiated for ICAEW members.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Bluefin Professions has negotiated professional indemnity insurance (PII) benefits specifically for ICAEW members, including a free tax helpline, automatic six-year run-off provision¹ and an interest free instalment facility.

4. Career and personal support

ICAEW and CABA offer support and services to ICAEW members no matter where you are in your career.

CABA

Access to free support from student through to retirement. They are not just here for past and present ICAEW members- close families can access these services too.

Jobs

Leverages the relationship between qualified ACAs and employers to match highly skilled ICAEW members with attractive organisations seeking talented accountancy and finance professionals.

ICAEW Business Conferences

Whether you’re a CFO, Finance Director, Financial Controller or working for an SME, our conferences provide you with easy to digest round-ups of technical updates and career development opportunities tailored to your needs.

Business Confidence Monitor Updates

Our resident experts explore the latest BCM results for the region (and beyond). At each event they’re joined by special guest speakers who share their own insights on the economic climate and what the results mean for their sectors.

Business Member Updates

These popular discussions provide members working in industry, public, charity and not-for-profit sectors the opportunity to discuss topical issues in an informal but confidential environment with other local ICAEW members.

One Moorgate Place Club - London

Whether it’s a breakfast meeting in the morning, a relaxed lunch with a friend or entertaining clients in the evening over drinks, the One Moorgate Place Club is the perfect place, open to all ICAEW members, to work and to meet.

Technical and Ethical advice lines

Call us to receive specialist, 1-2-1 technical and ethical advice via telephone on +44(0)1908 248 250 (option 2) and our web chat facility. The helpline is open 08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday and 10:00 - 17:00 on Wednesday.

Library and Information Service

This provides an enquiry and information service, together with a world-class collection of books, journals and electronic resources on accountancy and business.

Latest business news from our Insights hub

Audit quality: how to raise the bar

The long-awaited government consultation paper on changes to the corporate governance and audit system is expected to advance the debate around audit quality. But what steps can and should audit committees, audit regulators, investors and auditors in the UK take now to improve audit quality?

Business spotlight articles from Insights

The role of the Business and Industrial Strategy team

ICAEW can play a unique and important role in ensuring that members’ insight are harnessed to help shape and improve business policy at all levels, as well as providing relevant and interesting services and products for ICAEW members. The team concentrates on three distinct but closely related areas: business strategy, regional industrial strategy and board effectiveness.

Working closely with colleagues across the country, the team harnesses the expertise of members to better inform key stakeholders on the issues impacting businesses, sectors and regions. By working collaboratively across ICAEW and with member volunteers, we ensure that business engagement is relevant and responsive to the needs of members. We want to hear from you on business issues such as access to talent, business environment and corporate governance.

You can also read our latest blog covering issues of concern to business members.

If you have any queries about what we do as a team please do not hesitate to contact us.