There aren’t many careers as diverse as accountancy. It offers unrivalled opportunities, potential for international travel, a competitive salary and job security. Read on to find out some of the many benefits of becoming an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Earning potential and opportunity

Globally, a chartered accountant’s average salary plus bonus, 0-2 years post-qualification, is £49.9k.

ICAEW Chartered Accountants work at 97% of the world’s 100 leading global brands and 100% of the best global green brands.

Training and support

A training agreement consists of practical work experience as well as studying and exams. You’ll receive an attractive salary and full support from your employer throughout your training, with them often paying for your qualification and giving you time off to study.


You don’t need a business or financial degree to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant – all degrees are welcome.


Chartered accountants work for organisations of all shapes and sizes and across a wide variety of sectors and industries. Many of them even start up and run their own businesses.

A global career

The ACA is recognised around the world. In fact our members work in over 154 countries worldwide and ICAEW is a founding partner of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW).

Working as a chartered accountant is a rewarding, interesting and exciting career.

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