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You could be looking for a trusted advisor who is professionally qualified to help you
with important business decisions, or guidance with personal finances, or assistance
with your annual tax return. Whatever the reason, you’ve come to the right place.
A CA’s training and experience ensures they have developed the commercial acumen and
professional judgment needed to become your trusted advisor.
Beware of Limitations
Legally, there’s nothing to stop anyone calling themselves an ‘accountant’ but there are many benefits to using a qualified CA
As Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, our CAs are:
- professionally qualified by training for a minimum of three years and passing rigorous examinations
- required to undertake mandatory continuous professional development
- bound by our code of ethics and required to adhere to the highest professional standards
- subject to a three-yearly review of their professional practices where they offer services to the public
- required to have professional indemnity insurance in place if offering services to the public
- required to have a complaints procedure in place
- subject to our disciplinary procedures
How to make sure your accountant is a CA
A firm of Chartered Accountants may have the ICAS member brand mark on their stationery
and the individual Chartered Accountants in the firm will have the letters CA after
Search our on-line directory of individual Members or Firms to make sure your
adviser is a CA.
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