Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Confusion at The ICAEW

Whilst the ICAEW reels from the Durgan contract fiasco, its standing with other professional bodies has taken another public battering; as Des Hudson, CEO of ICAS, questioned the ICAEW's recruitment strategy.

He is quoted by Accountancy Age as saying:

"We were surprised by the strategy, with respect to the various qualifications."

He noted that by getting other accountants to take up the ICAEW qualification, the ICAEW was contradicting its previous strategy of merging with other professional bodies whilst trying to keep the qualifications distinct.


"To me there's confusion between their current and previous statements."

As John Prescott has found to his cost, slings and arrows can be survived - ridicule cannot. The leadership of the ICAEW are making themselves look ridiculous.


  1. I would have thought that the ICAEW strategy had remained unchanged.

    The consultants used by the ICAEW put the emphasis on size and since then the ICAEW has been consistent in doing anything to increase its number of members.

    The Prescott case is different in that he is a vote loser and therefore an electoral liability.

    There is no way that we can get rid of ICAEW Dodos and even if we could they have another 100 or so waiting in the wings!