About the Ulster Society

Chartered Accountants Ulster Society is the oldest district society of the Institute and serves around 4,600 members throughout Northern Ireland. The Chairman is Richard Gillan.

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.


Slides from today's sell-out seminar 'Making Tax Digital - are you ready for 1 April 2019? ' are available to download from the links below: Making Tax Digital Leontia Doran 2nd October MTD Verna Gellvear HMRC For more resources and guidance on 'Making Tax Digital' please visit https://www.charteredaccountants.ie/knowledge-centre/Tax/making-tax-digital/home

Oct 02, 2018

The Ulster Society has announced a new sponsorship partnership with Hunter Savage, as part of the firm’s commitment to the Accountancy sector in Northern Ireland. The partnership will create and deliver two new events to complement the annual calendar schedule for Members. On Thursday 18 October we will be hosting our inaugural Young Professionals Belfast Food & Drink Tour with Caroline Wilson from Taste & Tour. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy some of Belfast's hidden gems and sample award winning food along the way. Another much anticipated event on Wednesday 14 November will be our Sparkling Seasonal Supper with local celebrity chef Paula McIntyre creating a tasting theatre in the Titanic Hotel Belfast.  This will be an amazing opportunity for the Ulster Society Ladies Networking group to enjoy a relaxed evening with Paula preparing, cooking and serving a selection of locally sourced produce along with hints and tips on how to create these in your own kitchen! Ronan Savage, Recruitment Director commented that he was delighted to have secured a three year partnership with Chartered Accountants Ulster Society by creating these new events we hope to provide further opportunity for members to network and enjoy a great social events alongside the best of Northern Ireland produce! Ulster Society Chairman Niall Harkin said "We’re very pleased to announce this new three-year partnership with Hunter Savage and to bring some exciting new events to our membership, in particular our Young Professionals Group and to our Ladies Networking Group. We look forward to working with our new partner to create some enjoyable events and great networking opportunities for our membership." Hunter Savage is a leading niche recruitment consultancy, specialising in Accountancy & Finance, Law, HR and Financial Services. The firm believes in adopting a personal, consultative approach to recruitment, tailored to the candidates and employers they work with. They work with ambitious individuals and employers, getting to know them in detail and helping to put together perfect partnerships.  Hunter Savage can be contacted on 028 9008 0031, or you can follow them on social media platforms to keep updated on jobs, news and events.

Sep 24, 2018

Zara Duffy, Head of Chartered Accountants Northern Ireland, welcomed the Secretary of State’s announcement that she will bring forward legislation to allow NI government departments to make decisions while the NI Executive is suspended. She said: “We welcome the decision to allow civil servants to make decisions in the public interest  during this extended period of political uncertainty. We hope that this will lead to key projects being fulfilled and have a positive effect on the economy, jobs and infrastructure in Northern Ireland. “This new arrangement is a modest substitute for the return of elected representatives at Stormont, particularly considering the need for a local voice in Brexit preparations, but we hope the Secretary of State’s schedule of meetings with the local parties will lead to a restoration of the Executive sooner rather than later. The democratic deficit at Stormont has gone on too long.”

Sep 06, 2018