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About ICAEW

ICAEW is a world-leading professional membership organization that promotes, develops and supports over  145,000 chartered accountants worldwide. 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.

As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skill and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organizations, communities and economies the world.

ICAEW is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), an international network of professional bodies who work together to promote the chartered accountant brand. CAW now comprises nine member bodies, representing over 620,000 members and approximately 1m students worldwide.

ICAEW is a founder member of the Global Accounting Alliance which represents 800,000 members in 180 countries.

ICAEW is the only professional accountancy organisation to be a member of the World Economic Forum.

The value of the ACA qualification, globally:

  • 85% of the FTSE 100 have a Chartered Accountant in the position of Chair, CEO, CFO or on the Board *
  • 81% of the FTSE 100 have a Chartered Accountant on the Board *
  • 99% of the Inter brand 100 Best Global Brands employ a Chartered Accountant **
  • 96% of the Best Global Green Companies employ a Chartered Accountant ***

Source:
* Chartered Accountants Worldwide member data and FTSE 100 data at February 2016
** Chartered Accountants Worldwide member data and Interbrand Best Global Green Companies 2014
*** Chartered Accountants Worldwide member data and Interbrand Best Global Brands 2015

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