Chloe Sturdy from RSM has been awarded the prestigious Sharp Consultancy Young Accountant of the Year accolade for 2023. The award was presented to Chloe at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.
The competition was established in 2000 and is run by the financial recruitment specialists in conjunction with the West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants. The awards recognise the best of the region’s accountants who are either training to be qualified or have been qualified for up to two years.
Candidates for the title are nominated by their employers and, having been shortlisted along with six other finalists, Chloe impressed the judging panel and excelled in each of the assessment areas which included commitment to their chosen career and demonstrating the qualities needed to succeed in the future.
This year’s competition also saw the introduction of two new categories; Elliott Duke from EY was named winner of the MVP (Most Valuable Person) Award and Lydia Colgan from KPMG picked up the prize for Emerging Leader.
Lee Sweeney, Executive Director at Sharp Consultancy added: “Every year the standard of entries continues to impress and this year, due to the wealth of talent within the region we felt that the introduction of two new categories would help to reflect the strength and depth of the finance and accountancy industry within West Yorkshire. As overall Young Accountant of the Year, Chloe joins an impressive line of winners stretching back over more than 20 years, and Elliott and Lydia were worthy inaugural recipients of these two new accolades.”
The other finalists were Sarah Pugh (Azets), Luke McMillian (Deloitte), Emily Adlard (Clearwater International) and Emma Howell (PwC).
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