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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

High performing finance students celebrate exam success 23 April 2015

Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsThe Northern Society of Chartered Accountants celebrated the success of high achieving accountancy students from across the North East and Cumbria at a special ceremony held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

To acknowledge their successful students in ICAEW examinations the Northern Society held a special event in King’s Hall, Newcastle University on Saturday 18 April 2015. All students who had completed their Advanced Stage exams in 2014 were invited plus students who were best in a subject or had excelled across all subject papers and were included in the Northern Society Order of Merit at the Advanced Stage or the Professional Stage exams during 2014.

delighted that we were able to recognise the success of ICAEW students from across northern England

Over 210 students and guests attended the ‘graduation style’ awards ceremony. They were welcomed by Andrew Jackson, President of Northern Society who works at the National Audit Office in Newcastle. Andrew congratulated the students on their exam successes and thanked the students’ families for their support over the 3 year training period.

Andrew said “I was delighted that we were able to recognise the success of ICAEW students from across northern England who completed their exams in 2014. It was great to collectively celebrate the achievements of our young people who will go on to perform key roles at the heart of northern business in the years ahead.”

Hilary Lindsay, ICAEW Vice President, who was also in attendance, welcomed them to the profession and encouraged them to make full use of their ICAEW membership and continue to excel in providing strong business finance skills for the organisations they worked with.

Hilary said “It was an absolute privilege to present the awards and certificates at the event, knowing that the ICAEW qualification will help those who have achieved it have really fulfilling careers. ”

Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsKeith Proudfoot, ICAEW Regional Director Northern and Scotland announced the names of those students who had achieved high marks in the ICAEW exams as well as those who had attained all round success on every exam paper and were placed on the Northern Society Order of Merit.

Following the presentation of certificates and prizes a keynote address was delivered by Geoff Ford MBE, Chairman of Ford Aerospace who referred to the opportunities that were available for newly qualified chartered accountants working in businesses across northern England.

The Prize-giving and Graduation event was held in King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University with the kind support provided by Newcastle University Business School, CABA and CAPET.

About Northern Society

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) 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.

Northern Society of Chartered AccountantsAbout ICAEW

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 142,000 chartered accountants worldwide. We provide qualifications and professional development, share our knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

As leaders in accountancy, finance and business our members have the knowledge, skills and commitment to maintain the highest professional standards and integrity. Together we contribute to the success of individuals, organisations, communities and economies around the world.

Because of us, people can do business with confidence.

Read more at icaew.com

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