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The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

| Featured Associations, Public Sector Blog | April 3, 2012

ICAEW The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) is a professional membership organisation, supporting over 138,000 chartered accountants around the world. ICAEW members provide financial knowledge and guidance based on the highest professional, technical and ethical standards. We develop and support individuals, organisations and communities to help them achieve long-term, sustainable economic value.

The History of the ICAEW

The ICAEW was founded in 1880 when the organisation was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria giving its members the right to use the designation ‘chartered accountant’. Many of the founding fathers of the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms were early ICAEW presidents such as Arthur Cooper, Frederick Whinney, William Welch Deloitte and Sir William Peat. By 1893, Chartered Accountants’ Hall, in the City of London, was completed to the design of the eminent Victorian architect, Sir John Belcher RA.

What does the ICAEW provide to its members?

The organisation provides members with knowledge and guidance based on the highest ethical and technical standards for accountancy. Members have access to:
  • World-leading information resources
  • Technical guidance
  • Advisory services
  • Local member networks
  • Career support and leadership development
 

Why join the ICAEW?

Other than the professional support and resources, members are awarded the highly-respected ACA designation. The ACA is a leading business and finance qualification which is internationally recognised and valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector. The ICAEW also provide a searchable database to help the public find a chartered accountant and get the right financial advice. Whether you need guidance on your personal finances, or detailed financial advice about your business, an ICAEW Chartered Accountant can help. Find out more about the ICAEW

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