About the Ulster Society

Chartered Accountants Ulster Society is the oldest district society of the Institute and serves around 4,500 members throughout Northern Ireland. The Chairman is Niall Harkin.

The Ulster Society provides professional, educational and social services and events for its members (in practice, in business, in the public sector and charity/ voluntary sector) and is a strong voice for Northern Ireland's business sector. The Society also actively fosters relationships with other accountancy, professional organisations and government bodies.


Myles McKeown, Head of Compliance and Enquiries, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland presented to members on the responsibilities of charity trustees and the specific responsibilities of examiners and auditors of charities on 9th November. Slides from Myles presentation are available to download: Myles McKeown presentation

Nov 09, 2017

A delegation from Chartered Accountants Ulster Society met with Colin Perry, Director for EU Exit, Legacy and Economy at Stormont House this week. The Chartered Accountants team presented research on business attitudes to Brexit conducted in Northern Ireland earlier this year, along with the Chartered Accountants Ireland research on the consequences of the reintroduction of a customs border on the island of Ireland. The importance of a free flow of goods and services on the island post Brexit and the difficulties for businesses, particularly agri-businesses, in implementing customs duties were discussed at the meeting. Chartered Accountants Ulster Society will host a half-day Brexit conference in partnership with Danske Bank in Belfast on 14 November. The Conference will examine the key issues for local businesses and look at the steps leading businesses are taking to meet the challenges posed by Brexit. Pictured at Stormont House are (from left) Brian Keegan, Zara Duffy and Crona Brady of Chartered Accountants Ireland; Colin Perry, the Northern Ireland Office; Pamela McCreedy, Chartered Accountants Ulster Society; and Mark Davies.

Oct 02, 2017

The Ulster Society Conference Annual Conference 2018 will take place in Washington DC on the theme 'Icons & Influence'.    With the continued support of our partner, Danske Bank, we are very pleased to launch a Conference in the US Capital. We are sure that it will be an event to remember in one of the most iconic and influential cities in the world.    The 2018 Washington Conference will offer an excellent business programme of interesting and relevant speakers (offering 6 hours of CPD), a strong social itinerary and a mix of optional trips which will help you to get the most from the host city.   The Annual Conference will take place around the May bank holiday, from 3rd to 6th May (Flying out from Dublin at 12:30pm Thursday afternoon and returning to Dublin at 5:20am on Bank Holiday Monday).   We’re delighted to confirm that Danske Bank is sponsoring the Conference.  Our partnership with Danske Bank goes back to Boston 2001 and covers 15 Conferences.   Places are limited to 120 and initial interest has been strong - members are encouraged to secure their booking for Washington 2018 by completing and returning the reservation form (available here) along with your deposit as soon as possible.  

Sep 15, 2017