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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

New ICAEW President to focus on building a profession fit for the future 9 June 2021

ICAEW’s President for 2021/22, William Brooks, will focus on trust in the profession and the role of chartered accountants in supporting the transition to more sustainable economies during his presidential year.

Will’s presidency will also focus on promoting and implementing ICAEW’s strategy for the next decade.

Speaking on his first day in office, Will said:

“We have entered a decade of transition, and our profession needs to adapt and evolve to ensure that it continues to serve the public interest at the end of the decade.

chartered accountants are at the centre of sustainable decision-making

“As key agents of trust, chartered accountants are at the centre of sustainable decision-making, not just financially but also socially and environmentally. Tackling global challenges requires global collaboration so it is vital that our profession remains attractive to talented people from diverse backgrounds.

“I am honoured to become ICAEW president during this pivotal year for the profession.”

Read more on icaew.com

About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

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.


There are over 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world – talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future.

Over 181,500 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants and students, a powerful and diverse network of talented people, whose initiative and integrity help economies thrive. We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

We’ve been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust in business. We speak for the profession, uphold standards and campaign for progress in a volatile world. We work with others to develop strong, accountable and open economies where people can trust data, leaders can make good decisions, public finances are transparent and businesses are accountable.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance.

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