ICAEW Scotland Council Member, Carl Bayley, considers the role of technology in modern professional life.
ICAEW Members in 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.
As the new academic year gets underway and the declaration deadline for CPD draws closer, it’s a great time to consider your CPD. Jane Walker looks at some of the courses on offer in Scotland, which have been designed to help you meet your goals and boost your knowledge.
David Dow reports on the 2019 Older Members’ summer outing, which this year took place in Dundee.
IMS member and Chair of the Management, Governance and Ethical Finance Conference, Dr Marizah Minhat, summarises the key themes addressed and discussed during the two-day event.
With the booking deadlines for this year’s Practical Tax Conference now just weeks away, Jane Walker looks at why the event delivers essential CPD for independent tax practitioners and their teams.
As delegates at the “Scotland’s Energy Transformation” event discovered, Project Heather has the potential to play a key part in putting sustainability, carbon reporting, and oil and gas diversification at the heart of Scotland’s business agenda.
Stephen Westwood, the organiser and facilitator of our recent joint event with the Institute of Directors, AI – Artificial Intelligence: The key to increased productivity, considers the findings of the evening.
ICAEW Scotland Director, David Bond, reflects on a busy start to 2019 and shares some of his experiences from the last few months.
ICAEW Scotland chartered accountants helped showcase the profession at Enterprise Nation’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs in Edinburgh in June.
Stelios Kornaros succeeded Paul Richards as IMS Deputy President at this year’s AGM.
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.
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.