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Are you the Future CFO of the Year?

We're searching UK universities to find the Future Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Year. We're looking for determined, forward-thinking students who have an interest in the value finance can bring to a business.

Applications for the awards are now closed.


A paid summer internship!

To enter you must:

  • be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
  • be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above

What makes an award winner?

The winner of the Future CFO of the Year Award will have the ambition to make their mark and make a difference.

No matter what degree you're studying for, you could be our Future CFO of the Year if you have a variety of skills and personal qualities required to become a future business leader, including:

  • ethics and good morals
  • a passion for digital
  • creativity
  • communication skills

How do I win?


Register your details online and answer a question posed by ACCA.

Must be completed by 31.01.20

Online tests

Receive an email inviting you to sit four online tests designed exclusively by our partners SHL.

Must be completed by 31.01.20

Submit by 31.01.20

Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 31 January 2020.

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 21 February 2020.

Assessment centre

If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage your application will be reviewed by ACCA.

You will be asked to submit a video and attend an assessment day on 17 March in London.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 4 September 2020 at Canary Wharf, where the award winners will be announced!

ACCA and the Future CFO of the Year Award

We're the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body.

We believe that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper, which is why we work all over the world to build the profession and make society fairer and more transparent.

We have more than 200,000 fully qualified members and 486,000 students worldwide. They're among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants – and they work in every sector you can imagine.

Organisations know and trust our designation. We're out there every day, connecting with businesses large and small, governments, educational establishments and opinion formers. We're on top of emerging trends, legislation and legal requirements, helping to shape them.

Because of all this, we’re able to create the innovative, strategic-thinking accountants our fast-changing world needs.

Why should you apply for the award?

At ACCA, we train the accountants and finance professionals the world needs. The Future CFO of the Year Award allows us to support and invest in students from a variety of different universities and degree backgrounds. We want to nurture future talent and this is a great way of doing so.

Applying for the Undergraduate of the Year Awards gives students the experience and confidence to apply, interview and succeed in their chosen career. From the application to the assessment centre, students will gain insight into the recruitment process that will prepare them for their future and enhance their skills and confidence. For the winner, it is in invaluable addition to their CV and the prize will allow them to connect with highly influential people and potential employers.

Whether you’re studying a finance degree or not, applying for the Future CFO of the Year Award will be a positive experience that will prepare you no matter the career you decide to go into.

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Entry criteria

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