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Scots named on list of 100 Top young accountants

Bruce Cartwright

Bruce Cartwright: ‘a wonderful chance’


Young accountants from Scotland are among this year’s top 100 identified by ICAS (the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) as part of a global competition.

The Top 100 Young CAs list for 2019 recognises chartered accountants who excel in the areas of technology, trust and talent. One Young CA will be chosen as overall winner and announced at a special event in London on 11 September.

ICAS Chief Executive, Bruce Cartwright, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the exceptional CAs who made it on to this year’s Top 100 Young CAs list. It is a great achievement to make it onto the list and it presents a wonderful chance for these talented young CAs to be recognised by their peers.

“The accountancy and finance professions, along with the wider business industry, are facing an unprecedented amount of uncertainty at the moment. A rocky political landscape combined with a turbulent economy and leaps in the advancement of technology may be cause for concern for some.

“Having read the names included in this year’s list and heard some of the stories of those who have been nominated I can say that I am confident that our future will be in safe hands.”

For the 2019 programme, nominations were invited from the CAs themselves and from their peers. mThe three categories of technology, trust and talent in the 2019 programme represent the areas of focus for the CA Agenda, a new thought leadership initiative launched by ICAS earlier this year. There were 65 CAs successfully nominated in the talent category, 22 in trust and 13 in technology.

The winners come from 35 cities across the world, with the highest concentration of winners coming out of London (21) followed by Glasgow (20) and Edinburgh (14).

Full list of Top 100 Young CA:


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