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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.



Haydn Horner from PwC has been awarded the prestigious Sharp Consultancy Young Accountant of the Year accolade for 2018. The award was presented to Haydn at a glittering awards ceremony held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Grant Jackson of KPMG was named runner-up with Ross Wilson of PwC taking third place. The other finalists were Matthew Norval (EY), Richard Thomas (KPMG) and Molly Raw (Grant Thornton).