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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 the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. 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 ICAS Members

Benefits for ICAS members

If you haven’t registered with CAW Network USA, membership is covered by ICAS for all ICAS members living / working in the United States, so there is no direct cost to you. From March 2023 members living / working in Canada and the Caribbean are eligible to join. We have added a few chapters in Canada in 2023 and plan to add others based on demand in 2024.

What are the benefits of registering with CAWUSA for ICAS members?

By registering with CAW Network USA, you will be participating in a 7,000+ strong, US based organization (+ additional in Canada and the Caribbean). We have a nationwide presence that is dedicated to supporting the needs of Chartered Accountants who reside in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
No membership fees – ICAS automatically pays membership fees and all ICAS CA’s resident in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean are eligible for membership. Additional benefits come through registering with us.
Access to webinars and events put on by CAW Network USA, and partners.
Supporting ICAS members working/living in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. CAW Network USA is a non-profit organization helping educate and network CAs. All revenue goes towards supporting and improving our support for members.
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Networking

Opportunities to network with fellow Chartered Accountants and Chartered Professional Accountants in our national network of local Chapters.

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

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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.

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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 ICAS

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ICAS has a strong presence across the USA, Canada and the Caribbean, with many thriving local CA communities. Members meet up in cities where there are local chapters, and online, to share information, insights and develop their professional networks.

ICAS Representative

Ken Croarkin

ICAS Home Institute Representative

As an ICAS member resident in the United States, you are automatically a member of CAW Network USA. If you 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.

About Ken Croarkin

Based in the USA since 1998, Ken has been involved with CAW Network USA and its predecessor, ACAUS, for a number of years, as well as the New York Area Committee of ICAS. He now represents ICAS on the Board of CAW Network USA. He is a partner with EisnerAmper in the New York area and has found CAW Network USA to be an excellent source of networking and educational opportunities.

Becoming a US CPA

ICAS has a Mutual Recognition Agreement in pace with AICPA/NASBA, meaning that if a qualified CA wishes to become a US CPA, they need to agree with the local State Board that they qualify. They can then apply to take a single exam covering Legal, Tax and Ethics, rather than the full CPA examinations. Note that this agreement expires 8/31/23 and ICAS are in discussion about a future agreement.

CAW Network USA has launched an online course to help prepare CA’s to take the IQEX exam.

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Our Comprehensive IQEX Program

Based on over twenty years of experience in teaching IQEX courses, Henry Zimmer has prepared a Comprehensive IQEX Program that covers everything an eligible professional needs to learn to successfully pass the exam. All participants will receive study notes written in an easy-to-follow conversational style that emphasize the most likely topics tested on the exam.

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Signup to Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA Today

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

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CAW Network USA Toronto Chapter Happy Hour

Following the successful launch event of our Toronto chapter in October 2023, we are now planning a happy hour for members in the GTA.
With several local members expressing interest in assisting with the development of the Toronto chapter, you can take this opportunity to meet other local CAs and express any ideas for what you’d like to see from the chapter in future months. 6th March 2024 at Craft Beer Market from 6pm.

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Women in Finance – Leading from the front

In support of International Women’s Day 2024: “Leading from the front means leading through your actions, leading with integrity, accountability, innovation, and being true to yourself. It’s also about understanding your area and knowing how to support members when they need it most while encouraging them to take risks and grow as professionals” – India Times (2023)

We will take some audience Q&A at the end of the presentation.

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Reception for Chartered Accountants Ireland members and the wider New York Business Community

CAW Network USA is pleased to share an event hosted by Chartered Accountants Ireland. This is on Monday 11th March at the Consulate General of Ireland, 345 Park Avenue, New York. This event welcomes members of CAW Network USA, colleagues and business professionals across the wider NYC business community.