Who we are
As a global professional body for chartered accountants, we ensure all our chartered accountants have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.
Chartered accountants are talented, ethical and committed professionals. ICAEW represents more than 198,500 members and students around the world. 99 of the top 100 global brand employ our ICAEW Chartered Accountants.*
Promoting inclusivity, diversity and fairness
We promote inclusivity, diversity and fairness and we give talented professionals the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet’s resources are managed sustainably. ICAEW is the first major professional body to be carbon neutral, demonstrating our commitment to tackle climate change and supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal 13.
A force for positive change
We believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive change. By sharing our insight, expertise and understanding we can help to create strong economies and a sustainable future for all.
Serving the public interest
Founded in 1880, ICAEW has a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators and business leaders globally. And, as a world-leading improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor around 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.
Chartered Accountants Worldwide
ICAEW is a founding member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), a global family that connects over 1.8m chartered accountants and students in more than 190 countries. Together, we support, develop and promote the role of chartered accountants as trusted business leaders, difference makers and advisers.
Governance and standards
Our Council, Board and Committee structure governs us. These governance bodies are all formed of representative and lay members through a mixture of elected and appointed positions.More
Charter and bye-laws
This section contains documents relating to ICAEW’s governance, including the Royal Charter and Bye-laws that regulate ICAEW’s affairs.More
Values and standards of behaviour
Our ethical behaviour is fundamental to maintaining ICAEW’s reputation, promoting trust and inspiring confidence in it and its members.More