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London Society of Chartered Accountants

We organise events for members, ranging from CPD courses and soft skill seminars to annual dinners, social events and discussion groups, as well as representing the interests of chartered accountants in the district to the wider business community.

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Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, London HA1 2XY

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About us

The society was formed in 1871 and serves more than 31,000 members throughout Greater London. The society’s members come from accountancy practices small and large and from a range of business, public sector and Third Sector interests. The district society is deeply engaged in the development of the local economy and regards the promotion of the profession – especially among students – as a crucial part of its work.  In addition, many of the society’s activities are carried out through local branch/area societies in order to maintain contact with members throughout the London area. It also acts as a link between the ICAEW in Moorgate Place and members in the district.

Canary Wharf

The Canary Wharf Members’ Group was launched in September 2010 to reflect the varied interests of members living and working in Canary Wharf and Docklands as well as the City of London. All interested ICAEW members are still welcome to attend.

Previous events have included presentations from high profile speakers such as John Redwood and Ruth Lea.

To find out more about the Group’s activities or to become involved, please contact the LSCA. E: lsca@icaew.com   T: +44 (0)20 7920 8682

Channel Islands

In order to maintain contact with members throughout the London area, many of the Society's activities are carried out through its branch/area societies. Chartered accountants whose registered address is in the Channel Islands are members of the Society. For most practical purposes they operate independently of the Society and are members of the local island society, the Jersey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants and the Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants.

Join our groups and committees

Choose between the LSCA's specialist committees, through which the LSCA makes representations on a wide range of issues on behalf of its members, or the committees and groups that cater for the varied interests of chartered accountants. The LSCA sponsors a number of discussion groups covering a broad range of issues both in practice and in industry and commerce. Some of the groups are aimed specifically at particular commercial sectors such as banking and solicitors, while others concentrate on technical areas such as taxation or financial reporting.

London Accountant online magazine

London Accountant is the official publication of the London and Croydon Societies of Chartered Accountants. It contains news, views and comments, together with notices of meetings and articles of general interest to Chartered Accountants in London.

Visit London Accountant at icaew.com/londonaccountant

North London

North London Society of Chartered Accountants is a branch of the London Society and provides CPD and networking opportunities for ICAEW members in North London.

The Society is very keen to involve the younger members, especially newly qualified accountants, to join the Committee and attend meetings.

All meetings are held at the Hundred Club, Allianz Park, Greenlands Lane, Hendon, London NW4 1RL and courses start at 17.00 and finish at 21.00.

A buffet meal is served during the evening and is included in the cost of the course.

Price: £45 in advance, £50 at the door or £325 Annual Subscription.

To find out further details or to book a place, please contact the NLSCA Administrator at administrator@nlsca.org or on +44 (0)20 8450 4534.

North West London

The meetings take the form of structured lectures by well known speakers with the aim of assisting chartered accountants to keep up to date and to meet other chartered accountants.

Dates and topics can be found in our events search.

Monthly members meetings

Venue: Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY

Time: Commencing 19:00 to 20:45  -  Tea/coffee and sandwiches available prior to the meeting from 18:15

Cost: Free, but admission by ticket only available from the Administrator for £70 membership fee.

Extended Evening Courses:

Venue: Hilton Hotel, Elton Way Watford, Herts WD25 8HA

Time: 16:30 to 20:30 (Registration 16:00)

Cost: Admission by ticket only, available from the Administrator £50 each or £160 for all four courses booked together

The Society is very keen to involve the younger members, especially newly qualified accountants, to join the Committee and attend meetings.

To find out more or to book a course, please contact Vanessa Drake, NWLCA Administrator: E: nwlca.vanessa@ntlworld.com   T: +44(0)20 8930 5794.

Please telephone only during office hours

Events

South East London

The South East London Area Society (SELAS) currently offers a varied programme of CPD courses and other services. The annual subscription for January - December 2013/2014 for SELAS membership is £45. This entitles members to attend Free Members’ Meetings and the Member Discussion Group, to use the helpline and to obtain the reduced fee rate for courses. Annual subscription for retired members is £7.50. Please note that membership of ICAEW does not include SELAS membership.

For full course details download SELAS 2014 programme and booking form

Free Members’ Meetings

Venue: The Crown, 117 Burnt Ash Hill, London SE12 0AJ 

Time: 19:30 to 21:00

Cost: Free to SELAS members, who may bring a guest

CPD courses

Venue: Colfe’s School, Horn Park Lane, Lee, London SE12 8AW 

Time: 17:30 to 21:00

Cost: From £45 for SELAS members, or £55 for non-members

Contact Gina Raggett for more information T: +44 (0)20 8852 9772

Member discussion group

Location: Function Room at The Crown PH, 117 Burnt Ash Hill, Lee, London SE12 0AJ

Cost:  Free to SELAS members only

Time:  19:00 to 21:00

Please contact the Discussion Group chairman William Mantz on +44 (0)20 8671 1446 or by email williammantz@btconnect.com for further details.

Please remember to identify yourself as a SELAS member.

Members' help and advisory service

A new Helpline is currently being negotiated. Details to follow.

Please remember to identify yourself as a SELAS member.

South West London

South West London Society of Chartered Accountants (SWLCA) offers a variety of services, including events, tax discussion group, support for members in South West London.

Tax discussion group

The Tax Discussion Group meets monthly from September to June. 2014/15 dates are: 10 Sep, 8 Oct, 12 Nov, 10 Dec, 08 Jan, 12 Feb, 12 Mar, 08 Apr, 13 May and 10 Jun.

£9 per meeting or £50 season subscription. Meetings start at 19.15 for 19.30 and, unless otherwise stated, the venue is Albert Arms, 82 High Street , Esher KT10 9QS.

To find out more about activities in South West London or to become involved please contact the LSCA. E: lsca@icaew.com T: +44 (0)20 7920 8682

CPD Courses

Mercia run seminars on behalf of West and South West London.

Venue: Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Rd East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5A0

Time: 14:00 to 17:15

For full details of courses and to book, please go to http://www.mercia-group.co.uk/cchpd/

West London

West London run a series of monthly meetings on topics of interests to members both in practice and business.

Venue: The Grange Pub, Warwick Rd, Ealing, London W5 3XH

Time: 19:00 to 20:00

Cost: £10 on the door, refreshments provided. In addition, they also run various social and networking events throughout the year.

More details can be found in our events search. To book places on a seminar or to find out about future events, please contact the LSCA. E: lsca@icaew.com T: +44 (0)20 7920 8682

West London Tax Discussion Group

Nick Ridge has offered to lead a Tax Discussion Group at the Grange Pub, Warwick Rd, Ealing Common, London, W5 3XH. If you are a tax professional, and would like to attend the Tax Discussion Group, please contact Nicholas Ridge at Bryan and Ridge, The Gatehouse, 2 Devonhurst Place, Heathfield Terrace, London W4 4JD, tel: +44 (0)20 8994 9627

CPD Courses

Mercia run seminars on behalf of West and South West London.

Venue: Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Rd East, Sunbury on Thames, TW16 5A0

Time: 14:00 to 17:15

For full details of courses and to book, please go to http://www.mercia-group.co.uk/cchpd/

Younger members

The Younger Members London runs a series of skills seminars every year, which place an emphasis on the skills younger members need to develop as well as providing an affordable means of fulfilling your CPD requirements.

The group also aims to facilitate networking with peers in other professional disciplines, as well as between members; and provides information on topics useful to members in areas other than their professional life, which they may not be able to find otherwise easily or quickly.

Contact Charmaine Murphie

E: charmaine.murphie@icaew.com

T: +44 (0)20 7920 3515