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Young Chartered Star

2017 Young Chartered Star, Sinead Fox Hamilton

Sinead Fox Hamilton

A young Irish accountant represented Chartered Accountants Ireland at the ‘One Young World’ summit in Bogotá, Colombia, in October 2017 after winning the ‘Young Chartered Star’ 2017 competition.

Sinead Fox Hamilton ACA represented the Institute at the prestigious international conference from 4 - 7 October 2017, along with other representatives of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide network.

Sinead, who is 32 and from Dungannon Co Tyrone, qualified 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, balancing a demanding job with a professional education programme. The panel also noted her involvement in several charities and voluntary work.

2017 shortlisted finalists 

Sinead Gray

Sinéad Gray

Compliance Manager at GOAL Ireland

Article: From Sligo to South Sudan and beyond

Martin Kennnedy

Martin Kennedy 

Corporate Accountant, Azelis

Article: Youth Vs Experience 

Joseph Ekue Kinvi

Joseph Ekue Kinvi

Self Employed financial consultant

Article: How the ACA qualification shaped my career

Emmett Fenton Leogue

Emmett Fenton Leogue

Trainee Chartered Accountant at KPMG

Article: My Chartered Choice

Read all of the 2017 entries 

Jason Sullivan

Graduate Trainee Chartered Accountant at Pfizer
Article: Through extraordinary change, we build, grow, adapt and learn to further develop our careers. My Chartered journey so far…

Philip Baillie

Associate at Deloitte UK
Article: How taking on Chartered Accountancy in Ireland has changed my life.

Richard Owens

Group Incentives Accountant at Kerry Article: A Young Chartered Accountants Journey

Michael Smith

Senior Associate Assurance- Asset Management at PWC Ireland
Article: One Young World Summit -The Podcast Opportunity of a Lifetime.

Lena Hennessy

Tax Consultant, ACA, Soprano
Article: An unconventional accountant – my chartered journey so far

Shauna Elizabeth Higgins

Senior Property Accountant at Romulus Holdings Limited
Article: Perseverance, Passion, Pride – My Chartered Accountant Story So Far

Andrew Murphy BSc (Econ), MSc, ACA

Audit Senior at Grant Thornton
Article: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost – My Chartered Journey So Far

Ciara Murphy ACA

Governance and Risk Assurance Consultant at Moore Stephens
Article: From Ireland to Belize: A chance to make a difference

Cathriona Walsh

Audit Graduate at KPMG Ireland and CEO of Claddagh Arts Centre Galway
Article: One Young World, I need to be part of it!

Seán O'Reilly (ACA)

Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology
Article: Educating our future Chartered Accountants, globally 

Jenny Carolina Caicedo

Deloitte Ireland
Article: “No one said that it would be easy”

Mark Lawther

Senior Manager Private Markets Deloitte
Article: Chartered Accountancy: a profession that is adapting and evolving for the future

Martina Carroll

Accountant at KBC Bank Ireland 
Article: My Chartered Accountants Journey so far...

Sean McNally

Risk Consultant Senior at KPMG Ireland
Article: My Chartered Journey

Alberto Hernandez

Lewis & Co
Article: You don’t have to be great to start but you have to start to be great!

Gavin Fitzpatrick

Associate Director, Financial Accounting and Advisory Services (FAAS) Grant Thornton Ireland  
Article: Being a Chartered Accountant – My Journey

Lydia Ging

Accountant at Mazars Ireland
Article: An Entry to the Chartered Accountants Ireland #YoungCharteredStar Competition

Milen Bobchev

Senior Associate at PwCArticle: A JOURNEY TO MY CHILDHOOD DREAM JOB

Gillian Stirling

Transaction Advisory Services at EY
Article: Why become an Accountant? (Young Chartered Star Application)

Claire Stewart

Cartmill Stewart & Co. Chartered Accountants
Article: Take the safe route, or go on an adventure?

Laura Tynan

Manager at EY EMEIA Restructuring
Article: From the Classroom to the Boardroom

Brian Lyons

Graduate Accountant at Noone Casey
Article: An Unexpected Journey!

Claire Millar ACA

Assistant Vice President at Barclays Bank Ireland Plc
Article: “Bit of a nerd - and I’m ok with that!”

Brendan Brophy

Management Accountant, Live Nation Entertainment 
Article: Australia to Ireland as a Young Chartered Accountant 

Geraldine Gleeson

Manager KPMG Ireland
Article: An accounting career is a cabbage patch of growth

Padraic Fahy

Financial Consultant
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