Northern Society of Chartered Accountants
The Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teeside and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years.
Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) is a membership body for circa 4,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants and ACA students who work across business & the finance profession in the North East and Cumbria.
Northern Society started with its inaugural meeting on 31 July 1882 in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Society was established to support and encourage chartered accountants in the north of England to act in the public interest and to enhance their professional knowledge. We have been at the heart of northern business and producing ICAEW Chartered Accountants for over 130 years.
We are one of the 22 ICAEW District Societies in the United Kingdom and we cover one of the largest geographical areas of all district societies with members working in the main urban centres of Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Carlisle as well across the north of England from Berwick-upon-Tweed at the top of Northumberland down the north east coast to Loftus; and across northern Yorkshire - including Northallerton, Bedale, Richmond, Leyburn, Hawes; to Cumbria – including Brough, Kirkby Stephen and down to Millom and up the coast via St Bees to the Solway Firth and Longtown.
Today our ICAEW members work across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
How Northern Society supports members
Northern Society is a member organisation and we aim to both support our ICAEW Chartered Accountant members and ACA students in the north east and Cumbria as well as supporting ICAEW national initiatives. We also aim to represent the views of members in the north east and Cumbria to ICAEW in London.
Northern Society Office Holders and General Committee
Northern Society is led by 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 NorSCA.
Branches of Northern Society
Local support for chartered accountants
We deliver local support to ICAEW members and ACA students through a number of branches and groups:
Tyne & Wear Society of Chartered Accountants – arranges events for members in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland and northern County Durham.
Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants – arranges events for members in southern County Durham, northern Yorkshire and the former county of Cleveland.
Cumberland Society of Chartered Accountants - arranges events for members in north, central and west Cumbria.
NCASS - Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society
NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.
Today NCASS provides support and organises events across the North East and Teesside.
In Cumbria we are called CCASS (Cumberland Chartered Accountant Students’ Society). We have a committee to represent ACA students training on either side of the Pennines.
NEYCAG - North East Young Chartered Accountants’ Group
NEYCAG (North East Young Chartered Accountants’ Group) supports recently qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants in the North East of England. We are part of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA).
NEYCAG aims to bridge the gap between NCASS and NorSCA by providing networking, social and business skills events for our members.
NEYCAG’s mission is to provide a network, support and voice for its members and a source of enthusiasm for the accountancy profession.
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Staff and office holders
President: Chris Soan
Chris would like to encourage all members, from across the age-spectrum, not only to support social events and courses, but also to get in-touch with ideas of what they’d like the Northern Society Committee to organise.
Deputy President: Yvonne Gale
Yvonne is Chief Executive Officer of NEL Fund Managers Limited where she is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all teams within the organisation. Her role involves sourcing funds for management, fund design, achieving maximised returns and impact for investors, and investor relations.