The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has confirmed that London firm Davis Grant can now undertake the training of ACA candidates.

The firm, which is based in Ilford, has been approved as an Authorised Training Employer (ATE) by the national body of accountants allowing them to support professionals studying to become Chartered Accountants.

To obtain this accreditation, the firm had to demonstrate that its training programme and values met the ICAEW’s strict professional standards.

Now that they are an ATE, Davis Grant plans to extend its pool of graduates and trainees to develop the next generation of accountants and advisers to meet the growing demand for its services.

Steven Sandford, Director at Davis Grant, said: “Being recognised as a training provider for the ACA qualification set by the ICAEW is a big step in the development of our structured training programme and allows us to support many more trainees and graduates each year.”

Davis Grant still continues to and has been for more than 20 years accredited to provide training for the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification as well, meaning it can now support professionals studying with each of the industry’s leading professional bodies.

“Throughout our history, we have supported many accountants through their careers from trainees right the way through to directors,” added Steven. “We can’t wait to start assisting more people with attaining top qualifications.”