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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

NCASS is Student Body of the Year 2017 22 February 2017

NCASS - Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

NCASS – Northern Chartered Accountant Students’s Society – were crowned Student Body of the Year 2017 at a national awards ceremony in London on 21 February.

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

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and has an active committee with representatives from a large number of firms.

The award was part of the 2017 PQ Magazine Awards, run by PQ Magazine and the awards were made at a gala dinner at Cafe de Paris in London.

Strong competition from other student bodies across the UK

NCASS had already secured a position as finalists in the awards and were up against a number of strong finalists for Student Body of the Year 2017 which included:

  • Accounting Student Network Facebook Group
  • Birmingham Chartered Accountant Student’s Society (BCASS) (ICAEW student society for Birmingham & the West Midlands)
  • CIPFA Student Network
  • Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society (NCASS) (ICAEW student society for the North East, Teesside, northern Yorkshire & Cumbria)
  • North West CIPFA Student Network

Speaking about reaching the final Katie Taylor, NCASS Chairman (National Audit Office), said “I’m thrilled that we have made it onto the PQ shortlist. NCASS is a fantastic society to be a part of, with a voluntary committee which, through hard work, is dedicated to support and represent ICAEW students in our region. Of course being shortlisted is excellent, but if we were to win it would be the ultimate accolade”.

ncass-wins-student-body-of-the-year-2017-award-northern-society-of-chartered-accountants-icaewCommittee members collect award

Katie’s hopes were supported by the rest of the NCASS committee and committee members Ian Cameron (ICAEW Student Council Representative – National Audit Office) and Sandra Nwanze (Committee member – PricewaterhouseCoopers) collected the award on behalf of NCASS.

Other award categories in the PQ Magazine Awards included Accountancy Body of the Year. The national institutes were all competing for this award which was won by ICAEW.

David Arthur, President of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants said “We are delighted that the ongoing success of our student body NCASS was recognised when they won Student Body of the Year 2017 in the PQ Magazine Awards. We are also pleased that NCASS’s win as Student Body of the Year is alongside ICAEW’s win as Accountancy Body of the Year.  All of the NCASS committee members should be proud of their achievements and we we wish them ongoing success during the rest of 2017.”

Upcoming event already fully booked

NCASS is now looking forward to its next big event – their Annual Black Tie Dinner which is to be held in a new venue of the Wylam Brewery, Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.  The dinner is being sponsored by Newcastle University Business School and Nigel Wright Recruitment and proceeds from the evening will be in support of St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle.

All of the tickets for the event on 24 March 2017 have already been sold.

You can find out more information about future NCASS events on their website ncass.co.uk

About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

The 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.

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