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ICAEW Chartered Accountants North West

We organise a range of services for members including a highly-successful series of CPD courses as well as an annual business & accountancy awards dinner, social events and discussion groups as well as representing the interests of chartered in accountants in the district to the wider business community.

Upcoming events

Pre-retirement seminar – are you ready to retire?

Tickled Trout Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, PR5 0UJ

Latest news

£8m growth fund win for Lancashire businesses

East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce has competitively secured £8 million* from Round 6 of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to stimulate enterprise across the County by providing grants to businesses with the potential for economic growth.

Further information

About us

The North West Society of Chartered Accountants was formed in 1965, having previously been the North Lancashire Branch of the Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants.  The society supports over 1,760 members in the Lancashire & South Cumbria area.  In February 2015 the society changed its name to 'Chartered Accountants North West' (CANW) and while the name has changed, the aims of the society remain the same and we continue to strive to improve on what was started 50 years ago.

CANW plays a key role in the training and development of chartered accountants, offering excellent technical and soft skills courses.

We have strong links with other professional organisations in the area.  We also act as a link between ICAEW in Moorgate Place and members in the district.  We are always keen to hear from members who wish to become more involved with our work. 

CANW is made up of Office Holders: a President, supported by a Deputy President, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and other members of the main committee. The Office Holders and members of the committee are ICAEW members who undertake their role in a voluntary capacity to support their membership body. 

Society subgroups

Students / Younger Members Society (NWCASS)

NWCASS (North West Chartered Accountants Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the area.  NWCASS provides support and organises events (from social and networking events to soft skills seminars as well as career development events), not only to students but also supports recently-qualified ICAEW chartered accountants in the area.  NWCASS’s mission is to provide a network, support and voice for its members and a source of enthusiasm for the accountancy profession throughout a member’s career.  

NWCASS has a full programme of events and activities and welcomes new members. For further information please contact clare.parisi@icaew.com

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District Technical Advisory Committee (DTAC)

DTAC’s exist in all areas and the committee is responsible for maintaining two-way communication with members in district societies on maters of technical policy. If you like to get involve with the North West DTAC, please contact the NW Chair, Prof. Henry Lunt by email at henry.lunt1@virgin.net.

Support Members

North West has a couple of dedicated support members. Visit www.icaew.com/support for further information and contact details.

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