French Duncan rising star shortlisted in British Accountancy Awards
22 September 2014
Lucy Park, a rising star at Glasgow-based mid-tier accountancy firm French Duncan, has been shortlisted in the New Practitioner of the Year category of the British Accountancy Awards 2014.
The 25 year-old accounts senior in the firm’s business services department joined French Duncan as an apprentice six years ago after realising she wanted to pursue a career in accountancy while working within the accounts team at family-owned Park Digital Systems.
She became AAT qualified in 2010 and was awarded ACCA membership last year.
Lucy (pictured) said: “I’m delighted to reach the finals in this prestigious award scheme and would like to thank my colleagues for the support and opportunities they have given me. These are exciting times at French Duncan and making this shortlist is further proof of our ambition to become widely recognised as the leading independent mid-tier practice in Scotland.
“My ambition is to build on my existing role within the firm, expand my responsibilities and remain a valued member of the team. I recognise the importance and value of the accountancy profession and relish being able to deliver work to a varied portfolio of clients and play a part in the running of their businesses.”
Congratulating Lucy on reaching the award finals, French Duncan partner Janice Robson, said: “Throughout her six years at the firm, Lucy has been focussed and determined to succeed; both personally and professionally.
“She has thrived on the challenge and excelled under the pressure of working towards her ACCA qualification; passing all exams at first attempt in a short period of time. Now fully qualified, Lucy has set the foundations for a successful career.”
Now in its fourth year, the British Accountancy Awards will take place in London on 25th November.