Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards 2020 Statement

Despite our best efforts to deliver the Women in Accountancy & Finance Awards, we have taken the decision to postpone this event and plan for a safe and successful event on Friday 16 October 2020.

The current global situation unfolding around COVID-19 presents too much risk and our first priority is to protect the health and well-being of our guests, sponsors and staff along with the quality of the event and we hope that you will support us in this decision and continue to join us on the new date.

If you are already registered, we will automatically transfer your booking to Friday 16 October and we will communicate further updates in due course. If you would like to join us please contact Luke Taylor via luke.taylor@incisivemedia.com or on 020 7484 9766. 

 To view the 2020 shortlist, please click here.

Launching the Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards

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.

Event Countdown

This event is working towards the International Standard ISO 20121 and follows guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)


Deputy CEO and Managing Partner People & Purpose
Resource Groups Company
Head of ACCA UK
EOS Deal Advisory
Watt Busfield Tax Investigations LLP
Non-executive Director
Managing Director
Director and Founder
Soaring Falcon Accountancy
Authentic Change Solutions Ltd.
Engagement & Communications Director
Peter Gillman Consultancy
Reed Smith LLP
EOS Deal Advisory
Leadership and Team Coach
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
d&t Chartered Accountants
Chair of Judges
Women in Accountancy and Finance Awards
Blick Rothenberg
Audit Committee Chairman
SDI Group plc


For entry and submission queries:
Ellie Harris
Marketing Excecutive
+44 (0)20 7484 9713
For table booking queries:
Luke Taylor
Senior Delegate Sales Executive
+44 (0)20 7484 9766
For sponsorship and booking queries:
Katy Pieris
Head of Business Development
+44 (0)20 7484 9720