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Selection criteria for the ICAEW Outstanding Achievement Award

Author: ICAEW

Published: 28 Jan 2011

Details of the selection criteria for the ICAEW Outstanding Achievement Award.

ICAEW's Outstanding Achievement Award celebrates the work of ICAEW Chartered Accountants across all the fields and disciplines in which they have an impact and recognises their efforts to benefit the accountancy profession and / or society at large.

To be eligible for the Award, nominees:

  • can be from any walk of life (the profession, business, academia, the public sector, etc);
  • must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, (although can be nominated by both members and non-members alike);
  • must have made an "outstanding contribution" which is of distinction, including “ordinary accountants doing extraordinary things”;
  • a contribution may be extraordinary regardless of whether or not:
    • that contribution is widely known / obviously apparent;
    • the candidate’s contribution relates to the field of accountancy.

The “outstanding contribution”, regardless of the timescale, might be in the form of:

  • a single achievement;
  • multiple achievements in the same field of endeavour;
  • achievements in different fields of endeavour.

In considering nominations, the Selection Committee considers that it is desirable to achieve diversity in its broadest sense, for example, in terms of the characteristics and geographic location of the recipient.

Recipients of the Award will normally be seen to have served the community in the broadest sense, whether in terms of the achievement for which they are being recognised or in other contributions they have made.

If you would like to nominate an ICAEW Chartered Accountant to be considered for the Award, please submit your nominations (citing the individual’s contribution which you consider to be outstanding, as well as any other background on the individual or the contribution that you consider relevant) by emailing Jonathan Downer, Secretary to the Selection Committee.