Jackie joined PKF Francis Clark as an apprentice following completion of her A-Levels. She began her journey in the business services department of the office in Cornwall, whilst completing her AAT qualification. She joined the audit department during her ACA training where she achieved an international prize for her mark in the business planning: taxation exam, prompting an opportunity to transfer to the corporate tax team. She now supports the firm in her role as Tax Technical Senior. During her training Jackie joined the SWECASS committee, where she took on the role of chair and sat on the ICAEW Student Council for two years, followed by the role of president for one year. She is currently studying towards her CTA qualification to support her in her tax role.
What does winning the Chartered Star competition mean to you?
I am overwhelmed that I have won and feel privileged to share the ‘winner title’ along with four other amazing individuals. The Chartered Star competition has been on my radar for a few years but I was not in the best mental place to enter. This year has been transformative for me and gave me the strength to enter. The competition gave me a chance to have a voice but winning means I am empowered to share more with the world.
Why are you exited to attend One Young World?
OYW is driving change and I cannot wait to be part of that. To learn from such inspiring people and share the experience with individuals who can change the world alongside you, is going to be so uplifting. It lights a fire in my stomach that I could make an impact to the world.
What plenary topic are you most passionate about and why?
I really do believe that education is the key to creating a sustainable future. Our education can support each individual to develop into ethical, compassionate and collaborative leaders of themselves and others. Through education I think we can inspire and enthuse all generations, which will be the driver of change impacting each of the plenary topics.
What would you like to get out of attending One Young World?
A platform to have a voice – to be able to inspire and engage others to create change in their world. I want to take away from the summit real time issues in the world, affecting people now and in the future, so that I can share this with people in my world.
What value do you think your skills and training in Chartered Accountancy bring to being a future global leader?
Becoming a Chartered Accountant is not just learning technical knowledge. It’s given me the confidence and self-belief to know that I am able to interpret and challenge information. You come away knowing how to deal with a problem, learn skills that enable you to pursue lifelong learning and with the amazing support network you feel like you can make a difference to the future of the profession and to launch yourself into being a future leader.