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Reach new heights with a career in chartered accountancy.

A career as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant will open doors to endless opportunities across all industries.

What do accountants do?

A variety of options available

  1. 340 new opportunities

    being posted by prospective employers on average each month.

  2. 79 of the FTSE 100

    companies have an ICAEW Chartered Accountant on the board

  3. £57,000 salary

    The global average for newly qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants experience

What is a chartered accountant?

Accountants are key figures in any organisation helping to make sure businesses are in profit, but not only that, they also are influential in the key business decisions that are made in other areas, i.e. equality and diversity, technology and AI, sustainability, and the charitable direction of the organisation.

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. 

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What is the difference?

Verity Murray


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.

Launch your career

Shivalay Kara

If a key motivation in your job search is to ensure that the work you do makes a difference, then a career as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant could be for you.

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

ICAEW Training Vacancies is a platform that provides training opportunites in the accountancy profession across a variety of sectors and industries.

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

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We give you insight into the accountancy sector, provide advice and tips on securing that training agreement, and send exclusive invitations to upcoming events and career fairs.

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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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