Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) members in the United States

This is the Chartered Accountants Network USA landing page for ICAEW members. Its purpose is to highlight ICAEW related activity, connect you to our ICAEW representatives, Mark Coles and Philip Varley and also to the ICAEW itself.

About CAW Network USA

What is Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA?

Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA (CAW Network USA) is an organization dedicated to helping Chartered Accountants succeed in North America. CAW Network USA is run by a team of US based volunteers with a full time Chief Executive.

CAW Network USA is the first local network of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, an organization that represents 1.8 million Chartered Accountants and students worldwide and is dedicated to global promotion of the Chartered Accountancy profession.

Benefits for ICAEW members

Benefits for ICAEW members

Membership fees are automatically covered by ICAEW for all ICAEW members in good standing living / working in the United States. From March 2023 members living / working in Canada and the Caribbean are eligible to join. We plan to add a few chapters in Canada in 2023 and then add others based on demand in 2024.

What are the benefits of registering with CAW Network USA for ICAEW members?

By registering with CAW Network USA, you will be participating in a 7,000+ strong, US based organization with a nationwide presence that is dedicated to supporting the needs of Chartered Accountants who reside in the United States.
Networking with likeminded individuals and access to technical and other resources to help you fulfil CPD requirements of ICAEW membership.
No membership fees – ICAEW automatically pays membership fees and all ICAEW ACAs and FCAs resident in the US are eligible for membership.
Access to in person local Chapter events in 19 cities.
Access to webinars and events put on by CAW Network USA, and its strategic partners.
Supporting ICAEW members working/living in the USA. CAW Network USA is a non-profit organization helping educate and network CAs. All revenue goes towards supporting and improving our support for members.


Opportunities to network with fellow Chartered Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants in our national network of local Chapters and our online peer to peer network (coming very soon).

Network in both social and professional settings with individuals who like you are transplants to the United States and share common interests and experiences along with similar challenges of living and working in the United States.



Access to a wide spectrum of educational conferences, webinars and events including ones that help fulfill your Continuing Professional Development or Continuing Professional Education Requirements.

As a NASBA accredited educational provider, CAW Network USA issues US CPE credits for CPE accredited events.


Discounted Courses

Discounted access to CAW Network USA’s proprietary online IQEX exam training course for Chartered Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants who are eligible to take advantage of Mutual Recognition Agreements to become US CPAs.

Connect to ICAEW

Whether you are thinking about a move, or are already in the United States, ICAEW can provide resources and networking opportunities. ICAEW has two dedicated council members and knowledgeable contact members in the United States. From local events to online resources and e-learning opportunities, we are here to support you.

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ICAEW Board, Council and Home Institute Representatives

Mark R Coles

Mark R Coles, FCA

ICAEW Home Institute Representative

As an ICAEW member resident in the United States, you are automatically a member of CAW Network USA. If you also register with us, you will have access to our fellow institutes’ knowledge base, local events and networking with fellow CAs from around the world based here. There is also an opportunity to get involved with the Board, Chapters and individual events. Newly arrived CAs should make CAW Network USA a first stop as they get used to their new country.

Mark Coles: CAW Network USA’s representative working with ICAEW; ICAEW Council member USA (East Coast) and the Caribbean; ICAEW Board member representing ICAEW Council.

About Mark Coles

Based in the USA since 1997, Mark has been involved with CAW Network USA and its predecessor, ACAUS, for nearly 20 years, three of which he served as President. He is also a member of both Council and the Board of the ICAEW in London. He is a private equity investor and has found CAW Network USA to be an excellent source of networking and educational opportunities.

Philip G Valery

Philip G Varley, FCA

ICAEW Council Representative

Our in-person meetings enable us to maintain a link to our home institute, as well as discuss matters of importance to the profession in an international context.

Philip Varley: ICAEW Council member USA (Central, South and West Coast) and Central and South America.

About Philip Varley

Based in the USA since 1985, Philip has been involved with CAW Network USA and its predecessor, ACAUS, for nearly 10 years, as the Denver Chapter Head. He is also a member of the Council of the ICAEW in London. He is a turn-around specialist and has authored a book and written a number of articles and presented courses for both ICAEW and CAW Network USA. His participation in CAW Network USA led to his interest in running for Council, and now, almost 40 years after qualifying as an ACA, finds it rewarding on Council to be able to maintain the quality and reputation of the qualification, and mentor some of the younger members.


Registration for ICAEW members for CAW Network USA

In order to be added to our membership database and to gain access to member only events and resources, please fill out the request form below.

CAW Network USA Events

Stay connected with CAW Network USA Events


New York Chapter Rugby Ireland vs South Africa

Ireland vs South Africa. At the Red Lion, 151 Bleecker St, New York, 10012. We have a table reserved that fits 8-10 people. CAW Network USA will cover some light snacks during the games. We will cover the entry fee ($20) for members and paid up associates. Meet at 2.30pm Eastern for a 3pm kick off.


What’s Happening with International Financial Reporting Standards? September 2023 update from BDO

In conjunction with CAW Network USA, BDO USA’s IFRS experts will provide updates on recent developments in relation to IFRS, continuing our tradition of providing an easy way for financial management, board directors, and audit committees to stay on top of today’s hot topics.


CAW Network USA – Chicago Fall Networking

Please join Chapter Head (Geoff Aldridge) for our Chicago Chapter Networking Event. Wednesday September 27, 2023 from 5.30pm. All CAWNUSA members in Chicagoland, please join us for a complimentary happy hour at the downtown Adams Street Elephant & Castle Pub. Feel free to pop in at any point or stay for the evening. Please register so we can plan for numbers. Any questions, please email Chicago Chapter President Geoff Aldridge @ [email protected].