In the latest of our occasional series profiling ICAEW Manchester members who are making a difference, we meet Neil Smith MBE and talk supporting charities and nurturing the ambitions of the wider community.
ICAEW Manchester are a local touch point of ICAEW, run by members, for members.
We support members throughout their career and offer a range of services including:
- CPD: technical courses and updates as well as soft-skills and leadership workshops
- Connected Communities: local member forums, support at various transitional periods such as newly qualified, a move from practice to business, career breaks and so on.
- Networking: social events, dinners, as well as events with other professional bodies to broaden our members networks
As well as representing the interests of chartered in accountants to the wider business community and shouting about the great work done by members in the area.
In the second of our profiles celebrating ICAEW Manchester members who are making a difference in the community, we talk to Jill Crawley about her volunteer work with the charity Tax Help For Older People.
As part of a range of initiatives to mark our 150th anniversary, we’ve supporting local students with their dissertations; it’s a scheme that’s producing great results for everyone involved.
ICAEW Manchester members and guests gathered in the heart of the city on 16 February for a special celebration that marked the formal end of our 150th anniversary year – the unveiling of a commemorative plaque.
Did you know that ICAEW Manchester is one of only a handful of District Societies in the UK to have an EDI Champion? We spoke to ICAEW Manchester’s EDI Champion, Committee member Yvonne Rennison-Stone, to find out more about the role and why it matters.
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Report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020
On 16 February 1871 twelve Manchester accountants met to create what would become the Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants. In this short video, Jon Scopes discusses three key priorities that the District Society has always followed, which has made it such an important organisation for Manchester chartered accounts from the outset right up to the present day, our 150th anniversary.
Get involved – ICAEW Manchester needs you
There are many of opportunities to get more involved with ICAEW Manchester. If you have a passion for organising events, helping to shape policy, acting as an ambassador for ICAEW or sharing your knowledge with others, we’d love to hear from you.
Following a long and reflective process, ICAEW Manchester have a new structure and method of working which we hope will enable us to be agile, connect communities and prepare our future professionals. Why not help to organise events in your region by joining one of our active member groups? We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers with fresh ideas. The focus on the active member groups is to help deliver activity suitable for fellow members within our area.
What will you get out it?
- Gain new insight into different career paths. You’ll meet members with a wide range of expertise – this is a great way to tap into their knowledge and experience.
- Get ahead in a particular field, develop new skills and learn more about yourself
- You’ll help shape ICAEW Manchester’s strategic direction – you can really make a difference to the way the organisation develops over time.
Volunteering always looks great on your CV – especially when it’s for a prestigious organisation like ICAEW. We are looking for members of all ages and experiences to join our active groups, there is something for everyone. Sound good? Ready to know more? Contact Justin Kyriakou – Regional Director 078140295517.
The Manchester Institute of Chartered Accountants was founded by twelve good men and true on 12 December 1870 at a meeting at the Clarence Hotel. It is one of the four Founding Societies of the ICAEW.
Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants (MSCA) is a membership body for circa 5,300 ICAEW Chartered Accountants and over 600 ACA students who work across business and the finance profession in the Greater Manchester area. Today our ICAEW members work across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
How Manchester Society supports
Manchester Society is a member organisation and we aim to both support our ICAEW Chartered Accountant members and ACA students in the Manchester areas as well as supporting ICAEW national initiatives. We also aim to represent the views of members in the area to ICAEW in London.
Manchester Society is made up of Office Holders; a President and supported by a Deputy President, Vice President, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and other members of the General Committee. The Office Holders and members of the General Committee are ICAEW members who undertake their role in a voluntary capacity to support their membership body. They receive no remuneration for the time that they contribute to MSCA.
We are pleased to have strong links with other professional organisations in the area. We also act as a link between the 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.
Manchester Young Chartered Accountants’ Group
MYCAG (Manchester Young Chartered Accountants’ Group) supports recently qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants in the Manchester area. We are part of Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants (MSCA).
MYCAG aims to bridge the gap between MCASS and MSCA by providing networking, social and business skills events for our members. MYCAG’s mission is to provide a network, support and voice for its members and a source of enthusiasm for the accountancy profession throughout a members career.
To find out more information about MYCAG or how to get involved contact Justin Kyriakou
MCASS – Manchester Chartered Accountants Student Society
MCASS organise a range of social and work-related events throughout the calendar year. There are many opportunities to get involved with the committee and events. Please follow us on Twitter @MCASSupdates or find our LinkedIn Group for all the updates.
Students and newly qualified
MCASS (Manchester Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Greater Manchester are. Today MCASS provides support and organises events across the area. From social and networking events to soft skills seminars as well as career development events.
To find out more information or how to get involved contact Justin Kyriakou
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