What is CPA UK?
Certified Public Accountants and CPA are the premier international accountancy qualifications; there are more CPAs in the world than any other type of accountant.
The American CPAs are the largest body of accountants in the world, followed by the Chinese CPAs, who with more than 500,000 students are no doubt on track to become the largest. The Australian CPAs are the fourth largest. In America there are, effectively, only CPAs.
The accountancy profession in the United Kingdom is highly fragmented with over fifteen different accountancy bodies, six of whom are incorporated under a royal charter. Many of these bodies, despite being dominant in their own sector, are niche players or focus solely on a particular geographical area. There are more CPAs in America than all of the U.K. chartered bodies put together.