Elections will take place for members of ICAEW Council in 2017. Nominations are open from 31 January until 12 noon on 3 March. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved, share your professional experience and ensure ICAEW continues to be a world leader of the accountancy and finance profession for future generations of chartered accountants.
Help shape the future of your profession
There are two new constituencies from June 2017:
Cyprus (1 seat)
Europe & Eurasia (excluding Cyprus) (2 seats).
This constituency includes the following countries: Aland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State.
ICAEW members join the Council for a number of different reasons. Being a Council member offers a valuable experience in an environment that might be different from your day-to-day role. You get the opportunity to network with your peers and other professionals; and to have your voice heard in helping to develop the profession.
To stand for election, you need to meet the eligibility criteria:
For these elections, you must be registered in this constituency by or on 1 January 2017. You can change your registered address via the website, by logging in to your member profile, or by contacting ICAEW (via the contact centre).
Further guidance is in our candidate support pack.
As part of the application process, you need to prepare a statement about yourself - telling members who you are, why you are standing for Council, and why they should vote for you.
To help you with this, here are some points you might consider:
Canvassing constituents for their votes and making yourself visible during the voting period will play an important part in your electoral campaign. Here are some things we recommend:
ICAEW will provide support and guidance to all candidates with their campaigns:
Noel Clehane provides recommendations for ICAEW members producing videos in view of the election of ICAEW's council. This video was produced by BDO in support of ICAEW Council elections.