2017 Young Chartered Star announced

Aug 14, 2017
A young accountant will represent Chartered Accountants Ireland at the ‘One Young World’ conference in Bogotá, Colombia, later this year after winning the ‘Young Chartered Star’ 2017 competition.

Chartered Accountants Ireland congratulates Sinead Fox-Hamilton ACA, who will represent the Institute at the prestigious international conference from 4 - 7 October 2017, along with other representatives of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide network.
Sinead Fox Hamilton with Ulster Society Chair Pamela McCreedy
Sinead Fox-Hamilton with Ulster Society Chair, Pamela McCreedy

Sinead, 32, from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. She trained with KPMG in Belfast and worked in industry for a number of years. She has since moved into a career in recruitment in the finance sector in Belfast with specialist firm McKinty Associates.

To enter the competition, Sinead wrote an article on her career and particularly impressed the judging panel with her activity as an advocate for the Chartered Accountant qualification, and her honest portrayal of her path to qualification, and balancing a demanding job with a professional education programme. The panel also noted her involvement in several charities and voluntary work.

About Young Chartered Star 
Launched last year, 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 Accountant qualification on their life, as well as their future ambitions and advice for anyone considering Chartered Accountancy as a career. 

Sinead Fox-Hamilton said: 
“I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to be the winner of the 2017 Young Chartered Star competition. The quality of all the entries was remarkable – it was unbelievably inspiring to read the career paths and achievements of my fellow young members. I have always been a keen champion for Chartered Accountancy and I feel privileged to have the chance to represent the profession at the One Young World Summit in Colombia in October. I look forward to sharing my experiences from this trip of a lifetime.” 

Chair of the YCS judging committee and Council member Barry Doyle added: 
“Each year we continue to find members and students with inspiring and fascinating stories of how our profession has helped them and others to grow and to succeed. Above all, the judging panel was excited to see the overwhelming support for the profession and our involvement in the One Young World Summit."

Reference: Brendan O’Hora, Director of Communications and Marketing, T: +353 1 637 7268 / E: brendan.ohora@charteredaccountants.ie
Notes to editors: 
Read Sinead Fox Hamilton’s article here

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 Bogotá Colombia on 4 - 7 October 2017. 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.

The Plenary Sessions are the foundation of the topics discussed at the Summit. This year’s One Young World will offer sessions on education, environment, leadership and government, poverty alleviation and economic development, all of which are relevant to the Chartered Accountancy profession and overall global business environment.

About Chartered Accountants Worldwide: 
Chartered Accountants Worldwide is the global alliance of Chartered bodies representing 600k members and one million students, collectively promoting the brand. 

Chartered Accountants Worldwide has support the One Young World conference for the last three years sending delegates from local institutes as a united group to represent the global brand. Previous delegates have said this experience is life changing. 

Sinead will join representatives from ICAEW (England & Wales), ICAS (Scotland), SAICA (South Africa) Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and ISCA (Singapore).

Visit www.charteredaccountantsworldwide.com