Alan Livesey, a good friend to many of us, and a major contributor to our ICAEW Members in Scotland ('IMS') community, sadly passed away on Sunday, 5th September, after a long battle with cancer and other health issues.
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.
ICAEW Scotland held a half day workshop on 22 June 2021 to address the topic of “business and sustainability”, to identify ways in which chartered accountants can take action to help to deliver a sustainable future aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Q3 2021: Business confidence firmly in positive territory but lags behind the rest of the UK
Jane Walker explores some of the points raised by tourism and hospitality industry professionals during this year’s ICAEW Scotland online panel session on what recovery looks like for the industry in Scotland, eighteen months on from the start of the pandemic.
In October 2020, the Scottish Government launched its Inward Investment Plan, which is intended to further internationalise Scotland’s economy. We spoke to ICAEW Chartered Accountants in Scotland working in – or closely with – three of the sectors mentioned in the report about how the plan might affect Scottish businesses and their thoughts on funding.
We’re living in a rapidly changing world and having to adapt our lives dramatically whilst we all cope with the covid-19 pandemic.
ICAEW Scotland sets out its four priorities for the Scottish Government in the next parliamentary period.
This year’s ICAEW Members in Scotland AGM takes place on 21 April. Find the agenda, papers and see who’s up for election this year.
Quiz team captain, Richard Hellewell, reports on a great evening and win for ICAEW chartered accountants in Scotland.
With District Society AGMs just around the corner, this is a great time to find out more about your local member group and to get involved with your committee. We spoke to some members who’ve already taken that step - and explored the many ways that they – and their fellow members – have benefited from their involvement
The question on everyone’s lips: “In which film does James Bond proclaim he is an accountant?”… you’ll have to read the answers to find out!
The AGM is your opportunity to have your say on your representatives, find out what's happening for members, and put your questions to the committee. This year's AGM will take place by video conference on 21 April 2021.
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.
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.
Archive Business Confidence Monitors can be obtained from the Library email@example.com
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.
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.