Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards 2020

Incisive Media is delighted to launch the Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards 2020, an exciting new opportunity to showcase the achievements of women in practice, business and the third sector.


The accounting profession has made significant strides down the road to creating a genuinely diverse, equal opportunities sector. Major firms and organisations have been transparent about their gender pay gap, and flexible working conditions are commonplace. But there is still a long way to go to reduce the pay gap and break the glass ceiling that impacts the career prospects of women in accountancy practices and at board level. Those who make it to the top are outstanding role models, but we all know there are still far too few women at the top.



About the Awards


These awards will honour the inspiring achievements of women across all segments of accountancy and will also help shape the discussion around how we can improve diversity within the sector as we highlight some of the most forward-thinking initiatives. We hope these will help move the diversity agenda forward, especially for women, as everyone knows there are still many issues to be addressed and challenges overcome. Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality across all parts of the industry and in all roles.

We hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague for these awards and we look forward to revealing our finalists and winners later in the year.

The awards are open to women who are qualified with either: One of the CCAB bodies (ACCA; ICAEW; ICAS; CAI; CIPFA); CIMA; JIEB-qualified (insolvency); or CIOT. Some categories cover either students of these bodies or AAT/ATT-qualified.


Our new categories, added onto our existing list, will recognise the inspirational achievements and challenges faced by women providing accountancy and related services (eg. tax, audit, accounting, payroll, bookkeeping). Eligibility covers women outside of ACCA; ICAEW; ICAS; CAI; CIPFA); CIMA; JIEB-qualified (insolvency); or CIOT membership.


The nominees must work in the UK, although they can service international clients.

Please note a person can only be nominated in a maximum of 3 categories. Women currently on a career break can also be nominated. Please refer to category eligibility criteria for more details.




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Categories

Excellence in Practice

Woman of the Year – Startup Practice

Woman of the Year – Independent Practice

Woman of the Year – Mid-Tier Practice

Woman of the Year – National Practice

Woman of the Year – Global Practice

Contribution to Gender Diversity Award - Practice

*NEW* Woman of the Year – Practice (non-CCAB qualified)

Individual Excellence

Woman of the Year Award

Female Diversity Champion of the Year

Male Diversity Champion of the Year

Woman of the Year - Technician

Role Model of the Year

Leader of the Year

Inspiration Award

Rising Star Award

Outstanding Achievement


Excellence in Business

Woman of the Year – Startup Business

Woman of the Year – Growing Business

Woman of the Year - Business

Woman of the Year – Large Business

Contribution to Gender Diversity Award – Business

Woman of the Year – Public and Voluntary Sector

*NEW* Woman of the Year – Business (non-CCAB qualified)

*NEW* Woman of the Year - Public and Voluntary Sector (non-CCAB qualified)

Judges

Deputy CEO and Managing Partner People & Purpose
Deloitte
Director
Resource Groups Company
Head of ACCA UK
ACCA
Director
KPMG UK
Co-CEO
EOS Deal Advisory
Managing Director - Events
Incisive Media
Partner
Watt Busfield Tax Investigations LLP
Non-executive Director
Managing Director
CheapAccounting.co.uk
Director and Founder
Soaring Falcon Accountancy
CEO
Authentic Change Solutions Ltd.
Engagement & Communications Director
CABA
Founder
Peter Gillman Consultancy
Partner
Reed Smith LLP
Co-CEO
EOS Deal Advisory
Leadership and Team Coach
Daijo
Portfolio Director - Accountex
Diversified Communications
Global leader – Network Capabilities
Grant Thornton International Ltd
FCA - SME Growth & Outsourcing Expert
Director and Licenced Accountant
Ria-Jaine & Co Ltd
Managing Director
Mitten Clarke Limited
Chairman
d&t Chartered Accountants
Chair of Judges
Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards
Partner
Blick Rothenberg
Audit Committee Chairman
SDI Group plc

Contact

For entry and submission queries:
Ellie Harris
Marketing Excecutive
+44 (0)20 7484 9713
For sponsorship and booking queries:
Katy Pieris
Head of Business Development
+44 (0)20 7484 9720