Young accountant named in Top 100 list

Michael Oates has been selected by ICAS (the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) for its list of the Top 100 Young Chartered Accountants.

Based in Preston, Michael is an audit senior manager at RSM and is now in the running to be chosen overall winner, which will be announced in October.

Judges ranked nominees on three categories: technology, trust and talent.

Kevin Duffy, regional managing partner for RSM’s north-west region said: "We are proud to have one of our young CAs recognised in this way by such a prestigious organisation. This pays tribute to Michael’s hard work and dedication to the firm, and we are delighted to have him on our team."

Bruce Cartwright, ICAS chief executive, added: "This year’s awards take place against a backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. The world will need accountants of all ages, experience and diversity of background, as we navigate the challenging economic and personal impact of this crisis.

"The attributes we highlight in our categories – talent, trust and technology, will help us get there. We applaud the qualities exhibited by these Top 100 CAs aged 35 and under, selected by our panel of expert judges, and indeed many more beyond this group."

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