There's no denying a career in business is competitive. That's why ICAEW train chartered accountants to have the skills and work experience the business world demands. Becoming 'chartered' is your way into a successful and lucrative career full of global opportunities. Find out how to qualify with ICAEW.
Chartered accountants provide trustworthy information about financial records. This might involve them in financial reporting, taxation, auditing, forensic accounting, corporate finance, business recovery and insolvency, or accounting systems and processes. Generally, they play a strategic role by providing professional advice, aiming to maximise profitability on behalf of their client or employer. They work in many different settings including public practice firms, industry and commerce, as well as in the not-for-profit and public sectors.
In public practice firms, chartered accountants provide professional services to fee-paying clients who might be private individuals or large commercial or public sector organisations. In commerce, industry and the not-for-profit and public sectors, they may work in treasury management, procurement, financial management or in reporting roles.
The role of a chartered accountant can cover many aspects of finance work, including:
In public practice, typical work activities include:
In commerce and industry, and the public and not-for-profit sectors, typical work activities involve:
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