ICAS has unveiled some ambitious plans to improve diversity, equality and inclusion in the profession.
It has created a Student Assistance Programme, to help CA students with a suite of wellbeing and support services, including a freephone 24/7 365 days-a-year helpline, with accredited counsellors.
It has also re-joined the Access Accountancy programme, which was created to ensure that everyone has an equal chance of accessing the accountancy profession based on merit, not background.
A new campaign profiling its diverse membership – ‘Championing Unique Perspectives’ has been launched too. The campaign tells unique and personal stories to inspire and educate, promote diversity and inclusion in the profession and champion the benefits of a diverse workforce.