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ICAEW Scotland

We provide a local network for members, through our volunteer groups we offer support, help and advice to members across Scotland. We also offer a programme of professional development and business networking events and represent the interests of members to the wider business community.


Keep up to date and find the latest events for you in Scotland and across ICAEW.

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Brexit planning: labels, logistics and whisky


2 November 2020: Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd is a Scottish independent company that has forged a strong reputation in the spirits industry. Mike Younger is its CFO. He talks Brexit, labels and logistics.

Destination new normal


Jane Walker explores some of the points raised by tourism and hospitality industry professionals during the recent ICAEW Scotland online panel session on what recovery looks like for the industry in Scotland.

Business spotlight: pushing for tidal power


13 August: It is convenient to tag green ideas onto economic recovery following a global pandemic. But when it comes to supporting the technologies that deliver green, what is really going on? ICAEW Scotland member Chris Milne explains.

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.

Government must act to prevent lack of credit crippling construction


With most construction grinding to a halt at the beginning of lockdown, many invoices are now going unpaid. ICAEW member in Scotland Richard Webb, MD of Newton Steel Framing, argues that further government-backed schemes are needed to prevent a credit crunch that could severely damage the industry.

Coronavirus UK economic outlook: overview


An overview of the UK economic outlook, focusing on the near-term prospects for the economy, the risk to recovery and the fiscal consequences of coronavirus.

Virtual AGMs for Scottish charities – the ‘new normal’?


The Covid-19 pandemic is raising numerous issues for Scottish charities to deal with and forcing them to change the way they operate. One such issue is what to do about AGMs while still complying with Government guidelines on social distancing. Are virtual AGMs the answer? David Dunsire, Corporate Consultant at Lindsays shares some thoughts.

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Further information

About us

When we say it’s your IMS, that’s what we mean. Our goal is to support ICAEW members who live and work in Scotland. We offer a range of events where you can connect with other members, as well as providing help when things are challenging.

We represent you and champion your needs and concerns acting as your mouthpiece with the Institute in London along with our Council member, Carl Bayley.

In short, we’re all about you

Our group comes from all business areas from private practice to public sector. Some wear suits and do the 9-5 thing, some work in less traditional environments. But they all have one thing in common; they are committed to doing everything that they can for our members.

This ranges from making their voice heard at national level to organising social and networking events where members can meet and exchange ideas over a beer!

We’re always looking for new people, new ideas and new thoughts, so if you want to help shape IMS and the work we do, come along and find out how you can get involved.

Contact Fiona Ormiston our local executive and drop into one of our Wednesday evening meetings in Edinburgh.

ACA training in Scotland

The ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, the ACA, is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available. It is valued around the world in business, practice and the public sector. Graduates, school leavers and those with other professional qualifications or experience can study for the ACA or the ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB) which is an internationally recognised certificate teaching essential knowledge in business, finance and accounting.

It is possible to train ACA and CFAB students in Scotland with classroom and online tuition options available.

Please contact Sally Gallery, Business Development Manager in Scotland, ICAEW Learning & Professional Development to find out more.

E: sally.gallery@icaew.com
T: +44 (0)7753 715812

Business confidence in Scotland

The ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) is a quarterly report and analysis prepared for business and finance professionals in Scotland.

Based on research with ICAEW members in businesses across the UK with analysis from Oxford Economics, ICAEW’s partner and an acknowledged expert in research analysis, the reports give a quarterly snapshot of the state of the economy across sectors and provides a useful and accurate predictor of economic change.

IMS consultations and representations

The ICAEW Members in Scotland Group aims to represent members in Scotland and this includes responding to consultation and policy development in appropriate areas.

Information regarding current and forthcoming consultations which are being considered by the ICAEW members in Scotland Group can be obtained from your Regional Executive Fiona Ormiston.

Local networks

The ICAEW Members in Scotland (IMS) exists to support ICAEW members living and/or working in Scotland. The IMS Group arranges a small number of professional development and networking activities in Scotland for members and guests. In addition to this networks of local members in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow exist.

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

As a Scottish member, you may find events and information from ICAEW's northern societies useful too.

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