This is the Chartered Accountants Network USA landing page for SAICA members. Its purpose is to highlight SAICA related activity and connect you to both our SAICA representative Natasha Holbeck, and to SAICA 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 and Canadian CPAs succeed in the United States. CAW Network USA is run by a team of US based Chartered Accountant / Canadian CPA volunteers with a full time Chief Executive. In 2023 we agreed to expand and cover SAICA members based in Canada and the Caribbean. We opened 2 Canadian chapters in 2023 and will add others from 2024 as needed.
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 SAICA Members
Benefits for SAICA Members
If you haven’t registered with CAW Network USA, membership is covered by SAICA for all SAICA members living / working in the United States. 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 will add others based on demand in / after 2024.
What are the benefits of registering with CAWUSA for SAICA 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, Canada and the Caribbean.
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 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 SAICA
SAICA Home Institute Representative
As a SAICA 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.
While Natasha is the overall contact for SAICA members for this region, she is building a team to support SAICA members by region.
Based near Toronto, Tina works for EY in their Assurance practice. Tina has over 20 years of experience providing assurance and business advisory services to public & private businesses and government organizations in South Africa, UK and Canada in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, logistics/supply chain, agriculture, IT, retail, FMGC, investment companies, security and import/export.
► Her experience includes 5 years (2014-2019) as the Group Finance Director of a manufacturing and retail group in South Africa.
► She has significant experience in project management, internal control implementation (including managing an internal audit function), risk management, mergers & acquisitions, budgeting and working capital & capex management.
► Tina has extensive hands-on experience providing technical accounting advice, presents at financial reporting development seminars and perform various quality reviews from an assurance perspective.
Based in New York, Ryan is a director with the Siegfried Group. He is also closely involved with CAW Network USA, having been its New York Chapter head prior to taking on the role of Member Advocacy leader for the ‘East’. This covers 8 chapters and 2/3 of CAW Network USA members in the USA. In 2023 Ryan took over from Natasha as SAICA’s international council member covering the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.
SAICA members wanting to become US CPAs
SAICA 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.
CAW Network USA has launched an online course to help prepare CA’s to take the IQEX exam.
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.
Registration for SAICA 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
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.
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.
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.