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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

NCASS Annual Ball 2020

The NCASS Annual Ball is back on Friday 13th March 2020, tickets are now available!

Our annual student dinner celebrating our successes in the region. Join us for a welcome drink, dinner and entertainment on what promises to be an amazing evening!

Event information

Committee and PQ Awards at NCASS Ball 2019

After the successes of last year’s sold out dinner, attracting nearly 300 trainees and newly qualifieds, we have chosen to expand capacity this year, moving to the Newcastle Civic Centre.

On arrival you will be handed a welcome drink and given a chance to mingle before being invited down to take your seats for a three-course dinner. Each table will be furnished with two complimentary bottles of wine. After dinner entertainment will be provided, including a DJ who will allow you to dance the night away into the early hours!

Each year during the dinner, raffle tickets are sold for prizes donated by a number of organisations. This year we will be supporting our chosen charity, Children North East. Raffle tickets will be able to be purchased with either cash or card and will be priced at £5 per strip.

Group bookings are available through the online system. Tables are a maximum of 10 guests.

As in previous years, the dinner is open to students and newly-qualified members, along with your firm’s selected representatives.

Dress code: Black tie and ball gowns

 
Cost
Rate Cost
Price £45 (inc VAT)

Tickets are priced at £45 (including VAT) for all attendees.

Booking deadline

The deadline for all ticket purchases and menu choices is Friday 28 February 2020.

Other important information

How your data will be used
Please note, by booking onto this event your Personal Data will be shared with a third party event organiser and the chosen venue. Your data will be shared securely and only used for the purposes of this event. You may be contacted by the event organiser, the committee or the venue prior to the event. For more information about our data protection policy please go to icaew.com/dataprotection.

Photographs
Photographs will be taken on the night .These images will be taken by and used by the NCASS committee to share news about their event, and to publicise future events. Images may be used in press releases, social media including Facebook Pages. If you would prefer not to be photographed, please contact Therese McCollam (E: therese.mccollam@kpmg.co.uk).

If you would like to see your images, or would like us to delete them, please email Therese at any time.

Charity

During the evening we will be supporting our chosen charity for the year. 

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. They create life-changing differences for babies, children and young people in their families, schools and communities.

They offer support at those times when a little help can make a big difference for a child and its future. They are also the times when, if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching, detrimental effect on the child.

Sponsor

The night will be kindly sponsored by Nigel Wright who will also be holding a Business Card Drop raffle where one lucky winner will be selected so bring your business cards along for the chance to win a prize!

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NCASS Newcastle Annual Ball 2018

Following on from the success of our 2017 annual dinner we are pleased to announce that the 2018 dinner will be held on 16th March 2018 at the new location of The Biscuit Factory.

Arrival will be at 19:00 for a 19:30 start and the evening will finish at 01:00. Included in the ticket price will be a welcome drink upon arrival, a three course meal, half a bottle of wine per person and an after dinner disco.

Menu

The menu for the evening will be as follows:

~o~ Starter ~o~
Tomato and red onion bruschetta, parmesan shavings and rocket (v)

~o~ Main ~o~
Roasted Chicken Supreme, Baby Onions, Smoked Bacon, Pomme Puree
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Lasagne of Leek & Woodland Mushrooms, Brinkburn Goats Cheese (v)

~o~ Pudding ~o~
Warm Treacle Tart, Homemade Brown Bread Ice Cream

Tickets

Tickets for the evening are priced at £40 per person (including VAT) and we will be raising money for the charity Caring Hands on the evening. We hope to see you all there; book soon to avoid disappointment!

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TSCA Netwalking

Join TSCA for a 5 mile ‘walk whilst you talk’ in our first Netwalking event.

Netwalking - NorthernHopefully the late British Summer will be kind to us, as we enjoy the views from the Osmotherly/Swainby circular walk, whilst conserving enough energy to relax and network with fellow ICAEW members, and let’s not forget the option of a cold beverage after we finish the route.

Join TSCA members, friends and family for a social walk followed by some refreshments.

Walkers should wear/bring appropriate clothing (cool / warm / waterproof) it is British summertime so anything could happen.

We also intend, for those walkers who are interested, to have a drink together after the walk at the Black Horse, Swainby. If you would like to stay on for some food please book a table directly with the Black Horse itself on +44 (0) 1642 700 436 and indicate when you are booking that you are with the accountants walking group.

Registration is from 16:00 for the walk to start at 16:15.

Cost

The event is free to attend but pre-booking is requried to secure your place.

Bookings close 12 September 2017
Event enquiries
Contact: Jerome Bury

    01642 660 300
    jeromeb@anderson-barrowcliff.co.uk

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NCASS and NEYCAG quiz night

NCASS/NEYCAG - Quiz nightLast week we held the NCASS NEYCAG quiz at the Central Pub in Gateshead, with representation from the NAO, Deloitte, EY and RSM to name a few.

After a few drinks in the bar we headed up to the top floor for the buffet where we had hired out a function room. The quiz started with introduction to two table quiz rounds of Geography and numbers to play throughout the evening- only one team managed to guess all 20 flags and the associated capital cities of each country – well done! We then went on to test general knowledge, food & drink, music and sport, together with several spot prize questions each winning a bottle of wine. For example, do you know how many nations competed at the Summer 2012 Olympics? Well we do now!

Congratulations to the winning team who scored 78 out of 90 and won Eldon Square vouchers. They were closely followed by a very respectable 72 out of 90 who won bottles of prosecco.

Thanks to everyone for coming and a big thank you to Nigel Wright for sponsoring- a great night had by all!

About NCASS

NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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CABA returning to the Northern Region

Following on from the hugely successful CABA seminar that was held in Newcastle in December 2015, CABA will once again be returning to the region on 27 July 2016. Lucy Whitehall will present a seminar on “An Introduction to Mindfulness”

What is the course about?

Mindfulness is everywhere at the moment but is it as good as its positive press?

During this session you’ll explore the concept of mindfulness and how using it can enable you to become more aware of your thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, you’re better able to manage them. You’ll examine the foundations of mindfulness, the empirical evidence behind it and its many applications in everyday life. You’ll also have the opportunity to try out a number of mindfulness strategies and with regular practice you’ll be able to:

  • Improve your mental and physical health
  • Manage stress
  • Enhance wellbeing
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase emotional intelligence
  • Improve mental clarity and focus
  • Reduce emotional reactivity
  • Improve relationships at home and at work

What will you get out of it?

This course will enable you to understand how mindfulness techniques can improve your ability to cope with stress in the workplace or at home, manage anxiety or depression or improve your concentration, energy levels and enjoyment of life.

After completing this course you will be able to

  • Identify and define what mindfulness is and isn’t
  • Recognise how practicing mindfulness can make positive changes to the way our brain works
  • Identify the empirically supported benefits of mindfulness
  • Utilise mindfulness to reduce stress, increase wellbeing , manage emotions and enhance performance
  • Recognise how mindfulness can be incorporated into everyday simple activities
  • Identify mindfulness practices for personal issues that you’d like to work on
  • Create a mindfulness action plan

About the speaker

Lucy is an expert HR Consultant, combining a wealth of experience in employee wellbeing, HR projects, HR business partnering and employee engagement environments. With extensive knowledge of PMI, Occupational Health and employee assistance programmes, Lucy provides advice and consultation to HR Directors, CEOs and Boards on best practice employee wellbeing and engagement methodologies and techniques. Lucy delivers inspiring training and specialises in Mindfulness, Resilience, Emotional Intelligence and other aspects of personal effectiveness, her coaching style of delivery encourages confidence and creates an animated, open and honest training environment that delegates feel secure in. Lucy has a special interest in business psychology and neuroscience and is dedicated to a holistic approach to personal wellbeing.

Booking

To book your place, visit our events page. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. There is no charge for this event.

About CABA

Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (CABA) provides advice and practical support to current and former ICAEW chartered accountants and their families.

For further information about CABA, visit caba.org.uk For more information about courses, visit caba.org.uk/courses

For advice and information call 01788 556 366 or chat to an advisor online 24 hours a day. CABA provides a 24 hour UK helpline for counselling and legal advice. Should you require this, please call 0800 107 6163.

About NCASS

NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.
The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

About NEYCAG and Northern Society

NEYCAG is the North East Young Chartered Accountants’ Group part of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) which represents 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, northern Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years. Our members are part of a worldwide network of 144,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants who help people do business with confidence.

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NEYCAG and NCASS Bowling Evening

NEYCAG and NCASS held a joint bowling evening at Lane 7 on 9th March.

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The event allowed students and recently qualified chartered accountants to network in an informal environment.

Dawn O’Neill of E&Y Newcastle said “I had a lovely evening at the NCASS/NEYCAG bowling event. Though my team may have been disappointed by my bowling ability, it was a great opportunity to do some informal networking and it would be brilliant to see even more new faces at similar events in the future.”

NEYCAG and NCASS would like to thank Michael Page for supporting the event.

 

 

About NCASS
NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.
The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

NEYCAG is the North East Young Chartered Accountants’ Group part of the Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) which represents 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, northern Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years. Our members are part of a worldwide network of 144,000 ICAEW Chartered Accountants who help people do business with confidence.

 

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NCASS compete in ‘Le Mans Grand Prix’

NCASS - Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

NCASS – Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society

On Saturday 24 October 2015, NCASS sent three teams to compete in a ‘Le Mans Grand Prix’ held at F1K Newcastle.

While none of our teams won on the day, it was a thrilling race with a great turnout!

We hope to host another race in the New Year, so stay tuned or follow NCASS on twitter to keep up to speed!

You can follow us on Twitter @followNCASS or twitter.com/followncass

About NCASS

NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England, Teesside, northern Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

 

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NCASS student dinner raises over £1,000 for local cancer charity

The 2015 NCASS Annual Dinner was held on 20March at Newcastle’s Civic Centre and raised a fantastically precise £1,020.16 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a locally based charity with a national reach.

A strong contingent of 173 diners from across the Northern Region enjoyed good food, company and dancing.  The legendary Heads and Tails game allowed for some great photo opportunities as, of course, did the Photo Booth from which the results are currently available on-line.

The society’s nominated charity for the dinner was The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, a charity set up seven years ago which benefits cancer patients from across the North East and Cumbria and plays a significant role in the international fight against the disease.  The charity recently announced a new fundraising total of £8 million, a target to which our donation will help the charity get nearer.

Chris Soan, President of NCASS commented “the evening was a great success and, on behalf of the NCASS Committee, I would like to thank local firms and organisations for their support and raffle prize donations which helped to ensure smiles on faces and a welcome boost to help the nominated charity’s vital work.  I would also like to thank those who attended as well as the committed team behind the scenes to make this another memorable event”.

Photographs from the evening will soon be available in the Gallery section and we will update the website once we have handed over the cheque to the Foundation.

About NCASS

NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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Prior Pursglove College students win Teesside BASE heat

Business-savvy students from Prior Pursglove College beat off competition from 10 other local teams to win the Teesside heat of ICAEW’s National Business and Accounting competition, BASE on 25 March 2015. 

Prior Pursglove win Teesside ICAEW BASE - Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Winning students from Prior Pursglove College Guisborough with their mentor Penny Simpson and Rob Tindle, Deputy President, Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough impressed the judges in the heat held at Durham University’s Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees and will go on to represent the north east at the national final which takes place in Birmingham in June.

This was one of 46 heats attracting over 3,000 students in more than 500 competing teams nationwide.

BASE links schools, students and employers to develop employability skills and provide an insight into what a career in accountancy, business and finance might be like.

Assuming the role of ICAEW Chartered Accountants, the students had 2 hours to analyse a business situation, before presenting their ideas to a panel of top business professionals. The students completed the competition under their own direction but each team was also supported by a member of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants who acted as their mentor.

Keith Proudfoot, ICAEW Regional Director Northern & Scotland, said: “We were really impressed with the team’s performance and shrewd thinking. These budding business advisers looked beyond the numbers, and demonstrated an excellent instinct for business and, importantly ethics, to give well-rounded advice. I suspect I’ll be seeing more of these young people in leading roles in the future.”

Head judge Rob Tindle, Deputy President from Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) said: “In the presentations we looked for the ethical and financial data to support the decisions. Prior Pursglove College showed excellent teamwork and role allocation in delivering a very comprehensive recommendation. The team from Northallerton College were the runners up and all teams can be rightly proud of their achievements in dealing with a very challenging business challenge.”

The BASE competition was supported by local firms including Anderson Barrowcliff LLP, Evolution LLP, National Audit Office, PD Ports, ICAEW and Tindle’s Chartered Accountants who provided professional mentors and judges.

For further information about BASE and how to participate please visit icaew.com/base.

About Northern Society

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents ICAEW members working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, Northern Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years.

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Former NCASS Chair talks about ICAEW Council

John Howarth, currently Chair of ICAEW Student Council, explains the benefits of members nominating themselves for election to ICAEW Council in 2015.

John is a member of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants and a past chairman of NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) and he works for the Teesside firm Anderson Barrowcliff.

John Howarth - Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsJohn is one of the current ICAEW Council members who are featured in a short film titled ‘Why you should stand for Council’.  They talk about the importance of their role on Council and what they have got out of it on a professional and personal level.

Whilst there is no election in the Northern constituency in 2015, ICAEW members in other constituencies across the country are being urged to help shape the future of the profession by standing for ICAEW Council in the 2015 elections.

Find out more at www.icaew.com/councilelections2015


About ICAEW Council

The Council is ICAEW’s supreme governing body, responsible for oversight of its activities. Council agrees ICAEW’s strategy and budget, delegating day to day operation to committees and staff.
The majority of Council is elected by ICAEW members, supplemented by co-opted and ex officio members. This is to ensure that Council represents the main sectors and interests of the whole membership.
You can find out more about ICAEW governance on icaew.com.

About ICAEW Student Council

ICAEW Student Council (ISC) is the leading body for students studying the ACA. It brings together student representatives from around the world, providing a voice and a feedback mechanism for you and your thousands of fellow training students. You can find out more in the ICAEW Student Council page.


About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

The Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents ICAEW members working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, Northern Yorkshire and Cumbria. We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years.

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