The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) has joined an international coalition of accounting organisations.
Including ICAEW, its Scottish and Irish counterparts as well as six other organisations from around the world, the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) will seek to promote quality professional services, support global membership and collaborate on international issues.
Eric Anstee, ICAEW chief executive, said: "This is an important step in the development of a global approach for our profession and for our respective bodies.
"By working more closely with our colleagues in the other capital markets around the globe, we will be able to provide leadership to the profession, working as one on key issues and initiatives that are important to our members."
The group gives...