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Goodbye number crunching

Be part of the next trend. Accountancy will get you there.

Open your eyes to the opportunities of accountancy. From fashion to football – wherever your passion lies, with a qualification from ICAEW, we’ll get you there. 


What do accountants do?

What is a chartered accountant?

From fashion to entertainment, healthcare to not for profits – they all need finance professionals. And that’s where an accountant's role comes into play. Accountants are key figures in any organisation helping to make sure businesses are in profit, looking at ways to reduce costs and overall putting together the bigger picture in finance and business.

Without them, a business simply wouldn’t be able to function, so their role is a vital one. The role requires problem-solving, creativity and strong communication skills. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, then look no further than ICAEW.

Flexible tuition AAT-ACA

Opportunities and salary information

  1. 340 new opportuniuties

    being posted by prospective employers on average each month.

  2. £55,000 salary

    The global average for newly qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants experience

  3. 77 of the FTSE 100

    companies have an ICAEW Chartered Accountant on the board

What is the difference between an accountant and a chartered accountant?


By law, anyone can call themselves an accountant – but not anyone can call themselves chartered. The title ‘chartered accountant’ and the letters ACA (Associate Chartered Accountant) or FCA (Fellow Chartered Accountant), let people know that the person has undertaken a minimum of three years training, passed a series of examinations, and committed to continuing professional development to keep their skills up to date. It’s an accolade to proudly show off. 

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Get to know us

Now you know everything about accountancy, it’s time to introduce ourselves. We’re ICAEW, an international professional membership body for chartered accountants. We run the globally-recognised ACA qualification, enabling those interested in a career in finance to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. We provide ongoing support to our students and members throughout their careers.

What's next?

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If you like the sound of being part of the next trend or telling the biggest football team how to spend their money, then it’s time to start your route to becoming a chartered accountant. 

Whether you start your training after school, once you’ve finished uni or even if you fancy a career change – routes to becoming a chartered accountant are as unique as you. 

Take a look at our training vacancies and get your career started – we’ll be with you at every single step. 

Did you know…

ICAEW is committed to diversity and inclusion, check out what we’re doing in this space.

We also encourage you to share your own voice and experiences as we all work towards a world of strong, inclusive economies.

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