Samantha Riley, a young accountant at prominent Bradford accountancy firm Watson Buckle, was placed second at the Young Accountant of the Year Awards 2017 on Friday 24 February.
During a formal interview which took place prior to the ceremony, a panel of three judges praised Samantha on her drive, honesty, and great presentation and team skills.
The event, held in conjunction with the West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants, formed part of the Leeds Chartered Accountants Student Society’s Annual Dinner, and was attended by more than 300 students, accountants and representatives from across the West Yorkshire region.
Speaking after the ceremony, Samantha Riley, accountant at Watson Buckle, said: “Attending the Young Accountant of the Year Awards has been a great experience and I am delighted to have been named second amongst the Leeds and Bradford region’s best and brightest”.
Susan Sedgwick, Managing Director of Watson Buckle, added: “Sam is a smart, loyal and hard-working member of the Watson Buckle team and everyone here is delighted that her skills have been recognised and praised by a prestigious regional awards body”.