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United Kingdom

Chartered Certified Accountant (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Auditor/ Accountant
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Chartered Certified Accountant
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    Other  Directive 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:
    Royal Charter (awarded in 1974)
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Protected title (without reserves of activities)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Corporate reporting: Preparing high quality business reports. Financial management: Implementing effective investment and financing decisions within the business environment. Sustainable management accounting: Assessing, evaluating and implementing management accounting and performance management systems for planning, measuring, controlling and monitoring business performance to ensure sustainable value creation. Law and taxation: Understanding laws and regulation relating to business; understanding taxation, regulation and systems, to establish tax liabilities for individuals and companies, and minimising these liabilities using tax planning. Audit and assurance: Evaluating information systems and internal controls, and gathering evidence and performing procedures to meet the objectives of audit and assurance engagements. Leadership and management Strategy and innovation Governance, risk and control: Stakeholder relationship management: Professionalism and ethics
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