Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has over 20,000 members worldwide working in various sectors such as education, the public sector and throughout commerce. Many view membership as being benefical to a career in accountancy which is generally obtained by being company sponsored by an accountancy firm (to complete the accounting courses).
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The student will be required, like all the other courses we mention throughout our directory, to complete certain exams and assignments. The designation "Chartered Accountant" and letters "CA" are what students will strive to achieve. ICAS is the world's first professional body of accountants, receiving its Royal Charter in 1854 .
Generally it takes 3 years to qualify as a CA during which time students will combine work experience with classroom-based study of relevant education syllabus. The ICSA accountancy course enables students to develop their professional knowledge, skills and attributes essential to qualify as a CA.
In order to be enter the programme to achieve chartered accountant status, prospective CA students must hold a UK degree (or overseas equivalent).