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ICAEW Chartered Accountants South Wales

Welcome to the home page for the South Wales Society of Chartered Accountants. Formed in 1913, we serve about 2,300 members throughout South Wales. The society’s members come from accountancy practices small and large and from a range of business, public sector and Third Sector interests. The district society is deeply engaged in the development of the local economy and regards the promotion of the profession – especially among students – as a crucial part of its work.


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Introducing Nick Rowe, ICAEW South Wales President


Following the official announcement made by the incumbent Society President, Anne Smith, on Wednesday 6 May 2020 at the ICAEW South Wales Society’s Annual General Meeting, Nick Rowe has been officially elected as the President for 2020-2022. Nick’s term of office began on 31 October 2020 and will run for an extended 18-month period and until the AGM in May 2022.

Increasing access to the accountancy profession in South and West Wales


In these challenging times the demand for the skills that ICAEW chartered accountants bring continues to be key to the talent development plans of many businesses. For those in the West Wales region we have collaborated with key stakeholders to increase access to high quality virtual ACA training to support this.

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.

The Covid cohort


Rebecca Wright ACA ACCA, ICAEW Course Leader and Lecturer in Professional Accountancy at the University of South Wales, gives tips on how to successfully study online during a pandemic and also reminds students of techniques to employ in any study situation.

Business mentors needed to support entrepreneurial women in Wales


In a survey undertaken by the University of South Wales (USW) one of the most valued support for women either starting or sustaining their business is access to business mentors as experienced and informal sources of guidance in addition to business advisors.

Allchurch sisters shine at Finance Awards Wales Dinner


There were big smiles on the faces of chartered accountants Carly and Ellie Allchurch of Allchurch & Co on Friday 5 April at the Finance Awards Dinner in Cardiff’s City Hall as they became the recipients of the award for “Best Independent Accountancy Firm 2019”.

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Director's blog

Do we need town centres anymore?

November 2018

Martin Warren, ICAEW Regional Director for Wales and the South West examines the need of the 'town centre' in the modern world.

Let our voice be heard

October 2018

The theme of my blogs in recent times has been heavily influenced by the 'interesting times' that we have currently, headed by the specter of Brexit.

We live in changing times...

September 2018

In his latest column, IMS President Neil Strong shares his personal take on the dawning of the digital revolution…

A New Years Revolution? I Don't think so

January 2018

Martin J Warren, ICAEW Regional Director for Wales and the South West, blog post January 2018 looks at predictions for the economy and politics in 2018.