Tweedie number one in financial Top 50.

Sir David Tweedie will be the most influential accountant in the UK this year, according to the first Accountancy Age Financial Power Top 50.

After exhaustive consultation and interviews with the most senior figures in the profession, business and regulation, the list has been compiled with the ambition of revealing the most important people in accountancy.

Sir David earns the top position after leaving his position as chairman of the Accounting Standards Board and joining the International Accounting Standards Committee Board as chairman.

The position will take him to the heart of the international standards battle.

Accountancy Age editor Damian Wild said: ‘It was a hard choice with only 50 places on the list. The fact Sir David has taken the top slot reflects increasing globalisation and the rise in importance of international standards. It is good to see a UK accountant wielding such influence.’

Arthur Levitt, chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, took the second slot.

– Financial Power Top 50 list: These are the faces to watch in 2001, page 22.

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