Senior accountants and tax officers rewarded in New Year Honours List

ACCA member Peter Joyce, Insolvency Service inspector general, was awarded a CB.

Geoffrey Mitchell, chief accountant at Barclays Bank, was appointed an OBE for services to financial reporting. Mitchell has held many positions including technical director at the English ICA and secretary general at the International Accounting Standards Committee.

He told Accountancy Age: ‘You just do your job and feel very pleased to receive some recognition.’

Two senior PricewaterhouseCoopers partners were appointed CBEs – Northern Ireland managing partner Stephen Kingon and chief economist in Europe, Rosemary Radclife.

Kingon joined Coopers & Lybrand in 1969, specialising in management consultancy, and became a partner in 1976. He became managing partner for the Northern Ireland firm in 1993.

He is a past chairman of the Institute of Management Consultants in Northern Ireland and Ulster Society of Chartered Accountants.

Radclife has 30 years’ experience of working with top management. She is a well-known commentator on European economic issues and has written and spoken widely on public policy. She has served on a number of government advisory and review bodies and is a member of the government’s Competitiveness Council and the Steering Group for the Review of Company Law.

Jeremy Jennings of Arthur Andersen’s European office received an OBE.

Matthew Corcoran, head of VAT operations at Customs & Excise was also appointed an OBE along with CIPFA member Frank Jackson, executive director of resources at the Kings Fund.

Other award winners included Brian Rata, OBE, a council representative on ACCA’s subsidiary group, the Association of Authorised Public Accountants, for his charitable services to Addenbrooke’s Hospital NHS Trust.

MBEs were awarded Customs’ Reginald Low a senior investigations officer and Rosaleen Wadforth a debt management unit caseworker.

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