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Company Profile - ICAS


ICAS is a professional body for over 19,000 world class business professionals who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world.

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Who are we?

Our members have all achieved the internationally recognised and respected CA qualification (Chartered Accountant). We are an educator, examiner, regulator, and thought leader. ICAS is the first professional body for accountants and was created by Royal Charter in 1854.

Career Opportunities

  • Finance
  • Accountancy

Training and Development

As an ICAS trained Chartered Accountant you’ll have a lot to offer potential employers. You’ll benefit from a stable and defined career path, as well as opportunities for international travel. You can choose to train throughout the UK and the Channel Islands in a public practice accountancy firm. And through the Training Outwith Public Practice scheme (TOPPs) there’s a wide range of employers to train with, includingAviva, RBS and Standard Life.

All-round training

You don’t just need a head for figures. What’s more important are strong business, communication and leadership skills, because you won’t be spending all day sifting through spreadsheets.

ICAS is the only UK body to both train and examine all of its students and our lecturers are all qualified accountants. What does this mean for you? That employers all over the world recognise that the CA qualification stands for consistency and high standards. In fact, it’s understood that being ICAS trained means having the all-round business acumen that’s needed in today’s global business environment.

What we look for

There’s never been a better time to train as a Chartered Accountant (CA). The services of a CA are always in demand and you can look forward to an interesting and varied career with great job prospects. What’s more, you don’t need to have studied a degree in accountancy. What is important is that you’re a good communicator, ambitious and ready to enjoy the opportunities and financial rewards that come with having the prestigious CA qualification.

It’s easy to apply

To become a CA, you need to apply for a training contract with an organisation that’s authorised to train CA students. You can apply online at and use this site to search through over a thousand training vacancies with ICAS authorised employers who are recruiting now for their 2013 intake.

How to apply

See current opportunities.

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