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.


Local Chartered Accountants have welcomed the appointment of the New Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP. Zara Duffy, Head of Chartered Accountants Northern Ireland said: “We welcome Ms Bradley to the role of Secretary of State for Northern Ireland at a time when we are facing some significant challenges caused by uncertainties around Brexit and political instability. “During the year ahead, it is vital that our politicians, our public sector decision makers and business leaders start working together to find a way through instability and start to address the issues that are affecting jobs, services and the quality of life for people in Northern Ireland. “As a Chartered Accountant herself, we know that Ms Bradley will be well aware of the business realities and the importance of political stability for everyone in Northern Ireland. We look forward to working with Ms Bradley to ensure that Northern Ireland is a great place to live, and a great place to do business.”

Jan 09, 2018

Ulster’s Chartered Accountants gave a boost to childrens’ charities this week by presenting hundreds of toys to the Salvation Army and St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Appeal. Chartered Accountants Ulster Society also raised £7,600 for the Inspire and the Fostering Network. This total will be doubled to £15,200 by the event sponsor Barclays. The toys and funds were collected at the Society’s Christmas Charity Lunch at the Europa Hotel in Belfast attended by 480 Chartered Accountants. Pamela McCreedy, Chair of Chartered Accountants Ulster Society said: “Our Charity Lunch is one of our most important events and a fantastic opportunity to make Christmas brighter for thousands of children and families across Northern Ireland. “Chartered Accountants have raised money and donated toys which will make a big difference to children this Christmas. The Charity Lunch is always one of our busiest and most enjoyable events and it’s especially important at this time of year that we can put a bit of sparkle into Christmas for local kids. We’re especially pleased that through the support of Barclays we have been able to make this a bumper year.” John Mathers, Corporate Development Director of Barclays said: “Barclays is delighted to, once again, sponsor the Ulster Society Christmas lunch – an event where members get to welcome in the season with an enjoyable networking lunch.  Members are extremely generous in their donations of toys and money, helping to make a real difference to many families who are in a less fortunate position.” Pictured before the charity lunch with just a few of the toys collected are Pamela McCreedy, Chair Chartered Accountants Ulster Society; John Mathers of event sponsors Barclays; Zara Duffy, Head of Chartered Accountants Northern Ireland; and Cara Fisher, Grace McConnell, Emma Cahill and Grace McQuade of John Paul II Primary School Choir.

Dec 18, 2017

Photos from this week's 'Brexit -What Next for Northern Ireland?' Conference sponsored by Danske Bank are available at our Flickr site The Conference highlighted the latest thinking from local corporate leaders and trade bodies on what Brexit might mean for local businesses and how best they can prepare for what's next. The Conference in Belfast's new Titanic Hotel, involved speakers including Conor Lambe, Economist, Danske Bank and Brian Keegan, Director of Public Policy & Taxation, Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Nov 16, 2017