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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.

After a one year hiatus due to COVID-19, the competition – which was established in 2000 and is run in conjunction with West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants – is back and nominations are now open.

Young Accountant of the Year 2022 aims to recognise 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.

The awards were last held in 2020 when Shereen Ayub from PwC triumphed over strong competition; Tom Rylands of KPMG was named runner-up with Rob Hainsworth of Deloitte taking third place and Tom Farnhill (RSM UK), Lauren Devenish (EY) and Rebecca Dawson (Garbutt & Elliott) all named as finalists.

The winner of the Young Accountant of the Year 2022 competition will receive a luxury weekend for two to London and the runners up will also receive a prize when the winner is announced at the LCASS Annual Dinner on Friday 22 April 2022. All entries will be reviewed and those shortlisted will be interviewed by a specially selected judging panel.

Lee Sweeney, Executive Director at Sharp Consultancy added: “Young Accountant of the Year showcases the strength and depth of young talent in our region and this year’s winner will join a very illustrious group of individuals who have since go on to achieve great things in their careers. Each year we are always extremely impressed by the exceptionally high standard of entries from those who will and will undoubtedly become an outstanding business leader in the future.”

Entries must be received by Monday 28 February 2022 and nominations forms can be downloaded here.

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