Promoting diversity across all levels

Empowering all to thrive in the world of Accountancy

Our story

Access Accountancy is a collaboration of more than 25 organisations and professional bodies dedicated to improving access to, and progression within, the accountancy profession in the UK. The programme was established in 2014 with the ambition to promote diversity across all levels of the sector in the face of overwhelming evidence showing that applicants from lower socio-economic backgrounds are less likely to be hired.

“Our vision is for the accountancy profession to be more representative of the socio-economic demographic of our wider society. Our mission is to ensure that everyone has an equal chance of accessing, and progression within, the accountancy profession based on merit, not background.”


Firms and organisations

Professional bodies