2019 Young Chartered Star announced

Jun 06, 2019

Chartered Accountants Ireland congratulates Patrycja Jurkowska, winner of the 2019 ‘Young Chartered Star’ 2019 competition, who will represent the Irish Chartered Accountancy profession at the ‘One Young World’ conference in London later this year.

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Institute President Conall O’Halloran and Patrycja Jurkowska, 2019 Chartered Star 

Patrycja, 33, from Poland, moved to Ireland at the age of 18 to improve her English while she worked as an au pair. Fourteen years later, she now works as an Operations Accountant with GOAL Global (International Humanitarian Aid Charity) and is the President of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dublin.

In 2009, Patrycja went back to college to study office management at Athlone Institute of Technology. Two years later, she transferred to The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting course where she received the Student of the Year award. In 2014, Patrycja completed a Masters of Arts in Accounting and subsequently completed her training contract with Deloitte.

To enter the competition, Patrycja wrote an article on her career and particularly impressed the judging panel with her activity as an advocate for the Chartered Accountancy qualification, her honest portrayal of her path to qualification, and her passion to help those less fortunate than herself. The panel also noted her involvement with the Young Professionals Committee.

Patrycja said:

“I feel honoured to hold the title of Young Chartered Star (YCS) as my Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification has already opened up so many opportunities to me.

Once you achieve the qualification, it's like a passport that can open doors to many possibilities, here in Ireland and abroad. It allows you to swiftly move between different industries and roles.

I'll proudly represent Chartered Accountants Ireland at the One Young World Summit in London this October. I look forward to meeting other inspiring leaders from around the world who strive to make a difference.

I will consider my year as YCS a success if I can inspire others to grab the Chartered Accountancy qualification and make it their own unique success story.”

Chartered Accountants Ireland President Conall O’Halloran commented:

"Patrycja is an outstanding Chartered Accountant and a great example of the calibre of young people working in the profession. Throughout her studies and career to date, Patrycja has demonstrated not just her ability, but also a drive to be an active citizen and to play a positive role in wider society. 

She is a very worthy winner of the title ‘Young Chartered Star’ and a role model for young people who want to make a difference. I am delighted that she will represent Chartered Accountants Ireland at the One Young World youth leadership summit in October.”

About Young Chartered Star:

Chartered Accountants Ireland’s ‘Young Chartered Star’ (YCS) recognises exceptional achievement amongst its trainees and members aged 35 years or under. The award gives student and members the opportunity to share their experiences and ideas among the wider Chartered Accountants Ireland membership, with the successful candidate invited to attend the prestigious annual ‘One Young World’ summit. YCS is awarded to someone who will lead, motivate and inspire the next generation.

Members and students under the age of 35 entered by writing an article on LinkedIn to detail their career path to date, the impact of the Chartered Accountancy qualification on their life, as well as their future ambitions and advice for anyone considering Chartered Accountancy as a career.

About One Young World:

One Young World is an international conference that brings together inspiring young people from 190+ countries that are committed to making a difference.

The summit will take place in London on 22 – 25 October 2019. One Young World provides a platform for young leaders to speak alongside Presidents, Nobel Prize Winners, Global business leaders and other inspiring global leaders. Delegates are an international cohort, sharing their impactful work, personal experiences, views and opinions with around 1,300 Summit attendees and an audience watching around the world.