ICAEW president gets OBE

Members of the accounting, tax and finance professions have been celebrated in the New Year Honours list for 2014 with the most notable gong going to the president of the ICAEW, Mark Spofforth.

Spofforth, who became president last year and is a senior partner in a 20-partner firm in West Sussex, will be honoured as an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the accountancy profession.

Spofforth served as president of the Institute in 2012-13, and is a former chairman of the Council of ICAEW, has chaired the General Practitioner Board, the Technical Directorate, and the Learning and Professional Development Board, as well as serving as deputy chairman of the International Accounting Education Standards Board.

In his practice he has a wide portfolio of clients including audits, but mainly focuses on private client work and the small business sector.

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