Chartered accountancy involves more interaction with people than you may think. The numbers are important, but it’s also about being able to understand key business challenges; solving problems, finding answers, analysing information and interpreting facts and figures to make business recommendations. You’ll also need to communicate your expertise to colleagues, managers and clients in an easy to understand way. Because of this, chartered accountants find themselves at the heart of business, making decisions that affect the strategy, direction and profitability of organisations around the world. To become a successful ICAEW Chartered Accountant, you will need to complete our internationally recognised chartered accountancy qualification, the ACA. Specifically designed to make sure you develop all the skills and expertise you’ll need throughout your career. The ACA combines work with study, so you will have the opportunity to earn a salary while studying for a globally-recognised qualification. You can start studying without a job, but we recommend you secure a training agreement with an authorised employer as soon as you can. A training agreement is what outlines the on-the-job training you'll do and the support you’ll receive from your employer, such as paid tuition, study leave and mentoring. Authorised employers must meet strict standards to train ACA students meaning you’ll benefit from a first-rate employer who is committed to giving you support and guidance throughout your training. Securing a training agreement early on means not only will you gain a world-leading qualification, you’ll be paid a competitive salary throughout your training too Kick start your search today with our jobs portal icaewtrainingvacancies.com. Our employers advertise a range of graduate and placement opportunities for you to search by location and type. Register on the site, create your own profile and upload your CV to be searched by employers. You’ll also receive relevant job alerts, updates and our monthly e-newsletter.