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The Chartered Accountants' Company

We are the City of London Livery Company for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a 150,000-strong professional body with a global reach.


As a Livery incorporated under Royal Charter, we raise large sums every year for a range of charitable causes, fund bursaries for doctoral students in the accountancy field, play a leading role in the governance of the local authority responsible for the City of London, organise lectures on topics of business interest, support specific units within the armed forces, and hold a variety of membership events to promote a sense of community and fellowship within the Company and the wider Livery world.


Our Royal Charter allows us to have 350 Liverymen and an unlimited number of Freemen. A Freeman may enjoy many of the privileges of membership, but may not vote at Guildhall or wear the Livery Uniform, until he or she becomes a Liveryman.

ICAEW Members are always welcome to contact the Clerk and discuss the possibility of joining us, initially as a Freeman.

Personal merit, a willingness to contribute in a collegiate environment and to donate to a range of good causes, and a pleasant personality are all we ask of applicants.