Six of the world’s chartered accounting institutes have launched Chartered Accountants Worldwide in order to support, develop and promote the role of Chartered Accountants (CA) in the global economy.

Chartered Accountants Ireland, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants have launched a joint website, which iwill help to promote the role of CAs across the world and enable closer collaboration between the bodies.

ICAEW chief executive Michael Izza said as many different types of accountants and qualifications now exist the institutes came together in order to better demonstrate the value CAs "deliver and the highest ethical and quality standards to which they operate".

"By working together, we will also be able to create greater opportunity globally for those seeking to become or develop as chartered accountants," he said.

The six institutes support, develop and promote more than 310,000 CAs in more than 180 countries around the world who advise organisations, lead major companies, shape economic policy and deliver effective financial management and reporting.

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