The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is the oldest and largest accountancy body in Europe with more than 138 000 members in over 160 countries.
It is the most prestigious professional body for Chartered Accountants globally attracting many students every year who aspire to become qualified accountants.
ICAEW members work at the highest level of business, across all industry sectors around the world. This professional qualification delivers essential knowledge, skills and technical expertise in accountancy, finance and business. ICAEW ensures that its members are at the forefront of their profession by maintaining and developing their skills and knowledge. They regulate professional and ethical standards, and are industry leaders in the provision of technical accounting information.
The Chartered Accountancy qualification builds on the profession’s traditional strengths, whilst focusing on the needs of modern business. This course ensures that candidates develop the financial and technical knowledge, as well as valuable practical experience required to pursue a career in the accounting/auditing profession, either in private or in central government, semi-governmental organisations, the banking and insurance sectors, or just about any type of small, medium or large business or corporation, locally or internationally.
There are two ways you can study for the ACA qualification
The duration of the course is 3 years and a minimum of 3 years of practical experience with an approved training firm is needed to gain the qualification.