What Is the ICAS?

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) is the world's first professional body of accountancy professionals. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland received its royal charter in 1854 and was the first to adopt the designation "Chartered Accountant" and the designatory letters, CA. The goal of the ICAS is to uphold the standards of integrity and educational excellence of the chartered accountant profession. The CA designation is recognized worldwide. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland has over 20,000 members.

Understanding the ICAS

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has played a leading role in the development of the accountancy profession since its formation. It has offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London. The ICAS has mutual recognition agreements with other Institutes of Chartered Accounts based in other countries. The objectives of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland are to develop business leaders of tomorrow, promote the distinctive CA brand, lead professional change, offer lifelong relevance for its members, and deliver quality and value through continuous improvement.