ICAS is a professional body for over 20,000 world class business professionals who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. Our members have achieved the internationally recognised and respected CA qualification. We are an educator, examiner, regulator and thought leader.
Almost two thirds of our working membership work in business, many leading some of the UK’s and the world’s great companies. The others work in accountancy practices ranging from the Big Four to the small practitioner. We currently have around 3,000 students striving to become the next generation of CAs with support from our expert staff and authorised employers. ICAS is the only UK professional accountancy body to both educate and examine all of its students.
We represent our members on a wide range of issues in accountancy, finance and business and seek to influence policy in Europe and the UK, always acting in the public interest. ICAS was the first professional body of accountants, created by Royal Charter in 1854.