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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.


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Pandemic Perspectives interview series

A series of fascinating informal chats with senior finance leaders working in organisations across the UK that have been impacted in different ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing their reflections and unique perspectives on how they, and their organisations, have reacted to the unfolding crisis.

Redworth 2020

A wide range of key topics, the chance to explore the issues with some of the UK’s leading experts and the opportunity to connect with fellow general practitioners – the Redworth Conference offers it all.

The ICAEW Northern team are on the road...

Curious about Council? Wondering what’s going on within ICAEW? Want to find out more about our place within the wider business community? Or would you just like to put a face to a name?

Caulfield serves up laughs at Dinner

Have you heard the one about the award-winning comedian who analysed accountants’ websites at this year’s Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner?

Jo Caulfield’s comedy journey

Ahead of this year’s NorSCA Dinner, Jane Walker chats to guest speaker, Jo Caulfield, about her northern comedy connections and writing for a comedy icon.

CPD - Back to school

With the new academic year now underway and the declaration deadline for CPD drawing closer, now’s the time to consider your CPD. Jane Walker looks at some of the courses on offer across the North East.

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About us

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.

To find out more information or how to get involved contact Joanne Lucking or visit our website www.norsca.co.uk/ncass/.

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.

To find out more information about NEYCAG or how to get involved contact Joanne Lucking or visit our website www.neycag.co.uk

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