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Updated: September, 2018

About ICAS

Extraordinary starts here

Chartered Accountants are an extraordinary group of people. Wherever they work, they make a difference.

They’re ambitious. They’re talented. They’re in demand.

Becoming a Chartered Accountant takes you way beyond traditional accountancy and business training.

If you want your career to be challenging, rewarding and exciting, becoming an ICAS Chartered Accountant (CA) offers all this and more. The CA qualification is exceptional. It’s a prestigious and internationally respected qualification that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and values you need to be a highly regarded and sought-after business professional.

Becoming a Chartered Accountant opens doors. You'll be in demand at home and around the world. You'll have both the ability and the opportunity to explore and excel in any area of business you choose. The career opportunities are endless.

CAs don’t just work for accountancy firms; they work in every business sector and for some of the best-known global brands. You can make your mark in global financial centres, at big accountancy firms, for government bodies or in cutting edge technology companies. For those with an entrepreneurial streak, becoming a Chartered Accountant will give you the skills to manage and run your own business.

Whatever you want to do, wherever you want to go, becoming a CA is the perfect start to an extraordinary career.
CA – two letters that will change your life

By choosing to study with ICAS, you’ll train to become a CA and join a membership of world-class business professionals.

The CA is our highly respected and best-known qualification. It involves three levels of professional study combined with relevant, practical experience and business ethics. Across the three levels of the CA qualification, you will develop a wealth of knowledge and expertise in a wide range of business areas as well as the professional skills needed to successfully work with clients. Once you’ve passed, you’re eligible to be entered into membership and use those all-important letters after your name.

Being able to use the letters CA after your name speaks volumes. No other Institute, training body or membership organisation in the UK can use the designation ‘CA’ – it is an exclusive privilege for our members only.
As an ICAS CA you’ll instantly be recognised and respected as a world-class business professional. No matter where you go in the world, employers and peers will appreciate who you are: a dynamic, capable, forward-thinking and versatile business professional.

Who is ICAS?

Although our roots are Scottish, ICAS is not just an institute for Scottish CAs. We were the first ever professional accountancy body, established in 1854. Since then we’ve grown into a global community of CAs. Our members work in more than 100 countries and we train CAs in 11 locations across the UK. With over 21,000 members working in the UK and internationally, we have a truly global reach.

The CA is more than just a professional qualification. When you qualify as a CA with ICAS, you’ll be in great company and join a global network of like-minded business professionals around world. Throughout your lifetime as a CA, we’ll be here to support you.

To find out more about an extraordinary CA career or to apply for the latest CA training vacancies, visit becomeaca.org.uk

How can I become a CA?

You can study the CA qualification by securing a training contract with any of our partner employers across the UK. It takes three to five years to complete dependent on your chosen route and combines practical, relevant work experience with professional study. From the Big 4 accountancy firms to public practices and opportunities across wider industries and sectors, there’s a CA training vacancy to fit your career aspirations.

Apply now

If you’re ready to take the first step towards becoming a CA, our dedicated website icas.com/becomeaca is your next stop. You can find out more about the CA qualification and search the full range of training contracts to find an employer that’s right for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to ICAS as you begin your extraordinary career with us.

Work sectors

accountancy, banking and finance


UK wide

Contact details

0131 347 0100
21 Haymarket Yards
EH12 5BH

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