The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)

ICAS is the global professional body for Chartered Accountants. We educate, examine and lead, enabling excellence whilst always acting in the public interest.

An international business community

All 23,000 ICAS members have earned our world-class CA designation of Chartered Accountant, the qualification that’s shaped an international business community spanning industries and continents, full of local heroes and corporate leaders. And we continually foster the bonds between our members, so CAs at all stages of their careers can learn from shared experience and connect their ambitions to success.

From the past to the future of Chartered Accountancy

We’ve trained a lot of CAs since 1854, and in any given year thousands more students are working with us to achieve chartered status. That abundance of educational expertise has founded an advanced business and accountancy syllabus that’s rich in heritage and ready to meet the challenges of the future.

An ethical leader

We also act as an industry regulator and thought leader, overseeing our members and their firms, representing them worldwide on a range of issues in accountancy, finance and business, whilst always working for the wider public good. Indeed, ethics, professionalism, trust  and accountability are themes that run through everything we do, ensuring that as an ICAS member you’ll always be proud to be a CA.

Meet the members of the ICAS executive team or learn more about how you can become a Chartered Accountant and qualify for success in business and beyond.