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Young Accountant of the Year

The strength and depth of exceptional accountancy and finance talent in the Yorkshire region is highlighted with the hugely popular Young Accountant of the Year annual awards.

The competition was established in 2000 and is run in conjunction with West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants.  It recognises the best of the region’s accountants who are either training to be qualified or have been qualified for up to two years.

Potential winners can be nominated by their colleagues, peers or senior managers and will have to satisfy a number of criteria including exam record, leadership and initiative and work and technical competence as well as demonstrating to the judges that they bring an extra element of star quality to their role.  The awards are an ideal opportunity for employers to give thanks and recognition to hard-working and talented members of their teams.

Previous winners and runners-up of the coveted award have represented many of the region’s leading independent practices as well as nationally recognised accountancy firms and some of Yorkshire’s top businesses and organisations.


Catherine Fletcher of KPMG won the Young Accountant of the Year 2017 and nominations are now open for the 2018 competition. The winner of the Young Accountant of the Year 2018 competition will receive a luxury weekend for two to Bratislava and the runners up will also receive a prize when the winner is announced at the LCASS Annual Dinner on 23rd February 2018 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

All entries will be reviewed and those shortlisted will be interviewed by a specially selected judging panel.

Entries must be received by Friday 5th January 2018 and nominations forms can be downloaded here