USA community Area Networks for ICAS CAs
We have been developing our communities across the USA.
With a strong presence in States across the USA, there are many thriving local communities. ICAS members meet up regularly to keep in touch and also host networking events. Why not meet up with fellow members and help to further enhance a leading professional community?
If you're in the USA, why not get in touch with one of the community chairs? They who are a point of contact for member enquiries and help to promote the ICAS brand overseas.
Anne Vickers (San Francisco Chair)
Graeme Cosh (Boston Chair)
Graeme Cosh, CA is the Head of Global Accounting and Regulatory Policy at Liberty Mutual Investments in Boston. The firm manages the $85b investment portfolio of its parent, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, a Fortune 100 company which has a significant global presence operating in the USA, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Graeme’s responsibilities include setting and implementing technical accounting and financial reporting guidance under US GAAP and IFRS, providing transactional advisory services to Liberty’s internal asset management team, and advisory services to senior management on regulatory issues in the insurance and asset management industries.
Graeme is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde and was admitted as a member of ICAS in 1989 having trained with Ernst and Young in Inverness, and worked with E&Y in the Cayman Islands after qualification before moving to the USA in 1993. He has spent the majority of his career in various roles in audit and financial reporting in the financial services industry in the USA.
Lijo Thomas (Houston Chair)
Sasha Raichand (New York Chair)
Will Frame (Chicago Chair)
Will Frame is the Americas leader for Deloitte Corporate Finance. Will has 20 years’ investment banking experience with Deloitte Corporate Finance (DCF), working and advising on transactions in the US, Europe and Asia. He also leads the Industrials team for DCF and serves on the DCF Global Exco.
Will specializes in advising on mid-market M&A transactions in the $50 - $500m value range. Beyond his sector focus, he has particular expertise in cross border transactions and corporate divestitures/carveouts.
Will joined Deloitte Corporate Finance in Scotland in 1995, and gained experience in the UK and across Europe. In 2001, he transferred to California, spending 3 years each in San Francisco and LA before moving to Chicago in 2007, the year he became a principal in the firm. Will has substantial deal execution experience, advising on sale/divestiture transaction, acquisitions and financings. His role typically includes winning new engagements, advising on the feasibility, then planning execution of transactions.
Deep industry focus is a key part of Will’s success. He built the DCF Paper, Packaging and Plastics team from scratch into a market leader, and is recognized by the market and within the firm as the preeminent source for insight in this sector. In his role as Industrials leader for DCF, he is bringing that same approach to a wider sector.
Will’s international background, experience and relationships mean he is often called into cross border M&A transactions and global leadership discussions.
Will has an MA (Honours) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and is designated as a General Securities Principal (NASD/FINRA), Registered series 7,24,63.
Global Accounting Alliance
ICAS is a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA), formed to provide thought leadership on accounting issues, coordinate interaction with regulatory bodies and use the combined knowledge of accountants around the globe in the public interest.
The articles from the latest issues of GAA Accounting are published online.
The Association of Chartered Accountants in the United States welcomes ICAS members to events hosted by 18 Chapters across the US View ACAUS events.
Keeping in Touch
If you're moving away from the UK, even for a short time, don't forget to update your details with ICAS. In particular, make sure you let us know where you are moving to, and the best email to use to keep you updated on what's going on near you.
Please contact Central Registry if you want to make any changes to your record.