ICAS is the world's first professional body of accountants, receiving its Royal Charter in 1854. It was the first to adopt the designation 'Chartered Accountant' and the designatory letters 'CA' are still an exclusive privelege in the UK for its 18,000 members. CAs hold kep positions in more than 100 countries in commerce and industry, the public sector and private practice.
The main objective of ICAS is to uphold the integrity and standing of the profession of Chartered Accountancy in the interests of society and membership through excellence in education and the development of accountancy and through service to members and the enforcement of professional standards.
ICAS is the only UK professional accountancy body to both educate and examine all of its students. The CA qualification is known around the world for consistency and high standards and ICAS enjoys a widely recognised reputation for providing the 'gold standard' in accountancy education.
Further information on ICAS' activites is available at www.icas.org.uk.