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Welcome to ICAN-UK


ICAN-UK & District Society is one of four District Societies of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) based overseas. Established in 1988, the District currently has over 550 members in the UK. The District is overseen by an elected Executive Committee.

Our key strategic objectives are to effectively represent ICAN in the UK, improve the professional competence of our members, promote cohesion among our members and the Nigerian community, promote members' social well-being and ensure the financial viability of the District. 


ICAN UK District is one of four District Societies of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) based overseas. UK District Society was established in 1988 following motion formally moved by Mr. James Olugbenga Coker. The pioneer members were: 

1. Mrs C.A.I Shittu - Chairman

2. Mr. F. Johnson – Vice Chairman

3. Mr. J. Coker – General Secretary

4. Mr. J. Ariwodola – Financial Secretary

5. Dr. F.I. Onyenemelu (Deceased) – Public Relations & Publicity Secretary 

The UK District was officially launched on 22 September 1990 at the London School of Economics, University of London, Houghton Street, London WC2. The launch was done simultaneously with the celebration of the Silver jubilee of ICAN under the distinguished chairmanship of late Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola FCA, FNIM, FNSE, D.Lit, LL.D – the then mentor of ICAN UK & District Society.

The UK District Society received its official seal on 23rd March 1991, represented by the then ICAN President – Mr. Ayo Oni FCA. This event took place at a presidential ball held at Hastings School of Management, Clapham Common, London, SW4, with the President in attendance. The District has grown and now has over 550 members in the UK. It is overseen by an elected Executive Committee and conducts its operations through committees.


The aims and objectives of the Society include the following: 

(a) To uphold the tenets of the Institute in the District; 

(b) To support the members and students within the District as defined under section 1.3 of the Bye-Law; 

(c) To implement the policies of the Institute at the District level; 

(d) To hold regular meetings of the Society and organise trainings, seminars, conferences webinars and workshops for members of the District, other members of the Institute and the society at large. 

(e) To organise events such as Annual Dinner, Annual General Meeting (AGM), etc; 

(f) To disseminate other information of interest to members and the society at large. 

(g) To attract and drive membership to the Institute through various enlightenment and educational programmes 

(h) To follow up on members’ welfare and disputes resolutions; 

(i) To represent the Institute on all fronts 

(j) To handle matters affecting the Institute within its locality and report back to the Institute; 

(k) To establish and maintain libraries for the use of members and students. 

 Enjoy your visit to our website and kindly send comments or feedback to generalsecretary@ican-uk.org 


Interested in becoming a member?

Monthly General Meetings

Meetings are held every last Friday of the month, except in December due to the festive season.

Meeting Venue:

Keyworth Centre, London South Bank University, Elephant & Castle, London. SE1 6NG

Meeting Time:

Networking: 6.30pm

Meeting starts: 7.00pm

Meetings via Video Conferencing due to COVID-19

 Contact: generalsecretary@ican-uk.org 



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ICAN UK & District Society - The Flagship District of ICAN! We provide opportunity to Network with colleagues and organise events which attracts MCPE points

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10th ICAN UK International Accountants' Conference THEME: Socio-Economic Outlook and The Accountancy Profession: Challenges & Opportunities|| DATE: 1st - 5th March 2023 [1st: Arrival; Thursday 2nd: Day 1; Friday 3rd: Day 2; Saturday 4th: Sightseeing & Gala Night; Sunday 5th: Departure] || CONTACT: conference@ican-uk.org - 07828784728 or generalsecretary@ican-uk.org - 07535230605

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The governance structure of the ICAN UK District society comprises of the Executive Committee supported by various standing committees. The Executive Committee is responsible for co-ordinating and controlling the affairs of the Society, regulating its membership and catering for the interests of members.


The committee consists of 8 elected members and 3 ex-officio members of the District, each holding one of the following positions:

  • Chairman
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  • Vice Chairman
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  • General Secretary
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  • Assistant General Secretary
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  • Deputy Vice Chairman
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Marian Adekoya (ACA)
Vice Chairman
Tayo Animashaun (FCA)
General Secretary
Moses Peters (FCA)
Assistant General Secretary
Akintayo Ojo (FCA)
Deputy Vice Chairman



What they say

Great, great experience. I am glad I was part of it. Kudos to the organisers.

Falade - ICAN UK Conference

Thanks all, for the successful conference and the excellent logistics provided by our UK team

Solomon Adeleke

Big thank you to UK District team for a wonderful conference

Patrick Sanni

Appreciations to the UK District & Society, the Chairman, Conference Chair, the wonderful Committee members and delegates from various locations for the impactful sessions and networking experience

Abiola Oseni - ICAN USA Chair

Big congratulations to our President, Chairman and members of ICAN UK on a successful conference. We appreciate all that you do. Kudos to all the brave participants despite all that is going on globally now. WE DID IT. I’m so proud of everyone for promoting our beloved profession.

Yinka Yusuf - ICAN USA

Thanks to God and to the organisers of the conference. That was a nice one.

Mrs Amakwe - Chair, ICAN Umuahia District

Thanks be to ALLAH. We are safely in Abuja this morning. Kudos to the UK District and the Executives, the Organising Committee and ICAN President and his team that added colour to the event. May God bless the Institute.

Zakari after 7th UK Conference
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