Young Chartered Star

Young Chartered Star 2019

Win an all-expenses paid trip to London

What do you win?

Chartered Accountants Ireland is searching for our best and brightest member or student under the age of 35.

The winner will win an all-expenses paid trip to represent Chartered Accountants Ireland and Chartered Accountants Worldwide at the One Young World Summit in London this October. 

We’re searching for someone who really stands out, who is making an impact for all the right reasons and is willing to share their Chartered story and vision for the profession. 

Enter the competition

To enter individuals must write an article on their LinkedIn profile about their Chartered journey so far and their future as part of the profession and share it with their networks on LinkedIn and Twitter (please tag Institute profiles when sharing the article), incorporating the hashtag #CharteredStar.
Please include the following text, including hyperlink, at the bottom of your article: Find out more on becoming a Chartered Accountant >>>

Entrants must submit the link to the article and some additional information on our websiteThe deadline to enter is midnight Friday 10 May.


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About your LinkedIn article

NB** Please write your LinkedIn article before you submit your entry. 

Our Young Chartered Star will be a great communicator and willing and able to share their views – both online in their own social networks and also as an international ambassador for the Chartered Accountancy profession. Unsure of how you can publish an article on LinkedIn? Refer to this how to guide. In terms of what you write – it’s up to you, but you might like to think about how/why you chose to become a Chartered Accountant, your studies and training and your career to date. You might share your advice to potential future Chartered Accountants or your hopes for the future of the profession in your area, community or as part of the global economy.

You might also like to talk about how you’d use the One Young World and Chartered Accountants Worldwide opportunity. The judges will be looking out for creativity/effort in your article, to see your skills on social media and for a sense of your passion and understanding of the potential for the profession.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate

  • Passion and pride in the Chartered Accountancy profession
  • Commitment to using their skills and expertise for the good of their workplace or community
  • A vision to succeed and stand out amongst peers
  • An entrepreneurial spark
  • Excellent communication and social media skills 

We want someone who can lead, motivate and inspire others. No matter where you are working or where you are in the world, every Chartered Accountants Ireland member or student under 35 can take part.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of independent judges. The top 3 candidates will be shortlisted and invited to interview. The winner will be announced at the beginning of June.


The once in a lifetime prize

The winner will receive this once in a lifetime opportunity all expenses paid trip to represent Chartered Accountants Ireland at the prestigious One Young World Summit in London from 22-25 October 2019.

The summit is an international conference that brings together the brightest young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and create positive change. You’ll be asked to tweet and report back from London as part of the international Chartered Accountants Worldwide delegation.

The winner will be profiled in the Accountancy Ireland magazine and attend our preeminent Annual Dinner in 2020.

Closing date for entries is midnight Friday 10 May 2019Terms and conditions >>>


Meet our 2018 Young Chartered Star, Michael J Walls

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A young County Down Chartered Accountant won the ‘Young Chartered Star’ 2018 competition and represented the Irish Chartered Accountancy profession at the ‘One Young World’ conference in The Hague in the Netherlands in 2018.

Michael J Walls represented the Institute at the prestigious international conference from 17 - 20 October 2018, along with other representatives of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide network.

Michael, 34, from Hilltown, County Down, qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. He trained with KPMG in Belfast and worked in industry for a number of years. His most recent role saw him become Finance Director with UrbanVolt. Michael has since stepped down from his full-time role at UrbanVolt to pursue his own business venture, Dappr.

Michael wrote an article on his career and particularly impressed the judging panel with his activity as an advocate for the Chartered Accountancy qualification, and his honest portrayal of his path to qualification. The panel also noted his involvement with the Young Professionals Committee as Chair in 2014.

Meet our 2018 shortlisted finalists 

Sarah Cull-min

Sarah Cull

Manager, Financial Advisory and Corporate Finance at Deloitte

Article: The girl who didn't like numbers...

Brendan Brophy-min

Brendan Brophy

Management Accountant at Live Nation Entertainment

Article: One Year to the Day - One Young World

Min Cheng-min

Min Cheng

Senior Associate at PwC

Article: Chartered citizenship - A passport I will carry to the world

Cormac Birt-min

Cormac Birt

Trainee Chartered Accountant at BDO Northern Ireland

Article: Our seat at the table

Take a look at the last two One Young World conferences

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