About Us

About us

We're the world's most forward-thinking professional body.

We believe that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper, which is why we work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent.

We have more than 308,000 fully qualified members and 303,000 students worldwide. They're among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants - and they work in every sector you can imagine.

Organisations know and trust our designation. We're out there every day, connecting with businesses large and small, governments, educational establishments, and opinion formers. We're on top of emerging trends, legislation, and legal requirements, helping to shape them.

Because of all this, we’re able to create the innovative, strategic-thinking accountants our fast-changing world needs. UKAP was created with a clear social purpose to improve professional education for aspiring developing countries. This mission required courage, resilience, and the determination to make a difference - all of which have become defining features of the UKAP way: