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  • 1. Why chartered accountancy?

    Chartered accountancy offers world-leading training and a varied global career.

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  • 2. How to become a chartered accountant

    To qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant you must complete the ACA qualification.

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  • 3. Start your training

    To become a chartered accountant you must complete 450 days of on-the-job training with a company or accountant authorised by ICAEW.

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  • 4. Search for a training vacancy

    Take your first step towards a highly rewarding career

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340 new opportunities

being posted by prospective employers on average each month.

£55,000 salary

The global average for ICAEW Chartered Accountants with 0-2 years' experience

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ICAEW Chartered Accountants work at the highest levels of business across all economic sectors. They hold positions within the finance departments of companies and not-for-profits all over the world. They work in accountancy firms, large and small, offering vital services to individuals and business clients. And they operate within public sector organisations helping to shape spending on education, health and other vital services.

Find your route

There are a number of different routes to becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. You can start your journey straight from school, while you're at university or after you have graduated. Find out which route is right for you.

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