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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

Committee Members

The members of the NCASS and CCASS committees are set out below.

NCASS secondaryNCASS – Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society

Coverage: NCASS arranges events for ACA students in Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, County Durham, northern Yorkshire and the former county of Cleveland.

Chairman: Yasmin Smith
Follow me on Twitter: @follow_NCASS

Yasmin studied Mathematics at Newcastle university and sat her final ACA exams in the summer of 2017 as part of her training contract at UNW. This is her third year on the NCASS committee and she looks forward to taking on the role of Chair and organising more events this year.

Outside of work Yasmin enjoys taking her dog to the beach, playing netball and making time for her friends and family.

Rich-TiffanyVice Chairman: Rich Tiffany
Follow me on Twitter: @richtiffany

Rich studied Software Engineering at Durham University before being employed as a Project Manager working on the technical production of live events for 5 years.  In January 2013, he joined RSM (then Baker Tilly) in their audit department whilst studying towards the AAT and is now completing his ACA qualification.  This is his second year on the committee having served as the Inter-Professional representative last year.

 Outside of work, Rich enjoys sports, including Badminton and Football, music and countryside walks as well as spending time with friends.

Honorary Treasurer: Ian Cameron
National Audit Office

Ian is a fourth year trainee at the National Audit Office. This is his second year on the NCASS Committee after holding the role of ICAEW Student Council (ISC) representative in the 16/17 committee year. Ian wants to support the other committee members, both financially and otherwise, in implementing an expanded events programme. He is also keen to ensure that NCASS maintains its reputation as a forward-thinking and innovative society.

Away from accounting Ian spends his free time playing golf.

ncass-2Honorary Secretary: Jennifer Collins

Jennifer is currently going into her third year as a KPMG school leaver, working towards a degree in Accountancy from University of Birmingham and gaining ICASS professional qualifications. She joined the NCASS committee in the 2016/17 year and is excited to be part of the team as Honorary Secretary for 2017/18.

sam-hutsonTeesside Representative: Sam Hutson
Colin Hutson Accounting Limited

Sam studied Accounting, Business Finance and Management at York University, graduating with a BSc (Hons) in 2011, and then obtained an MSc in Management from Teesside University in 2012 and the Certificate in Finance Accounting and Business in 2013 from Newcastle University.

He then joined his family’s firm of chartered accountants shortly after the company opened for business in September 2013 where he continues to study for his ACA.

Sam hopes to encourage greater involvement in NCASS from Teesside students by organising more easily accessible events in the area. He has recently become a member of Northallerton and District Round Table and takes a keen interest in cricket (and sometimes plays) and football.

ISC Representative: Therese McCollam
National Audit Office

Therese graduated from Newcastle University in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance. She then went on to work as an analyst in an investment firm in Newcastle and began her ACA qualification with the National Audit Office in September 2015.

This is Therese’s third year on the NCASS committee after holding the role of Honorary Secretary for the 16/17 committee year. She is keen to encourage students across the North East to take part in the social events organised by NCASS and make the most of the available networking opportunities.

chris soanPresident: Chris Soan FCA
Newcastle University Business School
Follow me on Twitter: @ChrisSoan

A Geordie ICAEW Chartered Accountant, Chris qualified with Arthur Andersen in Newcastle before moving briefly to Deloitte and PwC and then into a number of different senior finance roles in industry.  Now a lecturer at Newcastle University Business School he has twice been Chairman of the ICAEW Tyne and Wear Branch and currently sits on the General Committee of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (‘NorSCA’) as well as being President of NCASS.

Communications Officer: Katie Taylor
National Audit Office

Katie is a fourth year trainee Chartered Accountant completing her professional training with the National Audit Office. This is her third year on the committee after previously holding the roles of Honorary Secretary in 15/16 and Chair in 16/17. She aims to support the committee in expanding both its events base and its social reach.

ncassInter-professional Representative: James Richardson

Originally from the area, James studied Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University, graduating in July 2016, before embarking on the graduate scheme at EY in the audit department the following September. Having joined the committee in late 2016, this is his first full year and he has taken on the Inter-Professional Role. He is hoping to help bring together the various professional networks in the North East at networking events throughout the year.


Other members of the NCASS Committee

Sandra Nwanze – PwC
Andy Jacott – Deloitte
Gemma Hainsworth – Newcastle University Business School / PwC
Phoebe Craig-Smith – Newcastle University Business School / PwC
Hannah Conrathe – Newcastle University Business School / PwC
Louise Parmley – PwC
Luke Clark – KPMG
Davinder Kandola – Deloitte

Attendees at NCASS Committee

Ellen Arkless, Newcastle University Business School
Keith Proudfoot FCA, ICAEW Regional Director, Northern and Scotland
Joanne Lucking, ICAEW Regional Executive, Northern
Lorna Hansell, ICAEW Business Development Manager, Northern & Scotland

CCASS secondaryCCASS – Cumberland Chartered Accountant Students’ Society

Coverage: CCASS arranges events for ACA students in Cumbria.

Roz Lewis

Chair: Roz Lewis
Saint & Co, Chartered Accountants

Roz became Chair of CCASS in May 2015. She graduated from the University of Warwick in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. After university she took a year out before starting work at Saint & Co in 2014, and is currently working towards her final professional level exams.

Andrew StoreyHonorary Secretary: Andrew Storey
Dodd & Co, Chartered Accountants

Andrew took over the role of CCASS Secretary in May 2015. After graduating from Newcastle University in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Geography he took a year out before starting work as an accounts assistant at Dodd & Co in 2011. He is currently part qualified and will sit his final ACA exams in 2016.

Hannah JacksonTreasurer: Hannah Jackson
David Allen, Chartered Accountants

Hannah has been the treasurer of CCASS since May 2014.

Hannah works at David Allen near Carlisle as part of the limited companies team, her main role is the preparation of accounts for limited companies along with audits.

She has worked at David Allen since August 2012 and started her studying for her ACA in August 2014.  Before starting ACA Hannah completed her AAT.

Joanna ScottISC Rep: Joanna Scott
Saint & Co, Chartered Accountants
Joanna graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics. After University she spent time working in various jobs as well as a year working and living in Australia before starting her ACA training contract at Saint & Co, Chartered Accountants in September 2013. She is currently sitting the Advanced Case Study.

Joanna started attending CCASS committee meetings in 2013 and was Chair of the committee for a year before moving to become ISC Representative in August 2015. As ISC Rep, Joanna represents CCASS at the national council for student societies of the ICAEW.