Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators

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Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
Type Chartered Institute
Founded 1891
Headquarters London, England
Key people Simon Osborne, Chief Executive

The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) is a professional body that certifies company secretaries through exams and post qualifications programmes. It has three membership grades: GradICSA for members that pass the exams, Associate for higher level members and Fellow for more senior members.[1][2] It has 37,000 members[3] and was founded in 1891. The Institute was granted a Royal Charter in November 1902.

ICSA is one of eleven professional bodies whose members are allowed by the Charities Act 2011 to conduct independent examination of charities whose gross income exceeds £250,000 but is not otherwise subject to statutory audit.[4]

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  1. ^ Samuel O. Idowu; Walter Leal Filho (2009). Professionals' Perspectives of Corporate Social Responsibility. Springer. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-3-642-02630-0. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Your Professional Qualification: A Guide to Professional Qualifications in the UK - Where They Lead and How to Get Them. Kogan Page Publishers. 20 November 2002. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-7494-3847-0. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "ICSA annual report 2010–2011" (pdf). Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. p. 13. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Who can act as an independent examiner?". Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 7 December 2012. 

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