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Carrie Jensen shortlisted for two awards at Women in Accountancy & Finance awards

  • 3rd March 2020

We are delighted that Forrester Boyd partner Carrie Jensen has been shortlisted for two awards at the Women in Accountancy and Finance awards 2020.

Carrie is up for both Outstanding Achievement and Woman of the Year - Practice (National). She would be a worthy winner of either award following her achievements over the past 12 months.

Carrie joined Forrester Boyd in 2009, right after she had finished her A Levels. She began to specialise in the Charity and Education sector, and once she passed her exams she quickly rose through the ranks, becoming an assistant manager just two years after qualifying and a manager 18 months later.

In October 2019, Carrie was appointed Forrester Boyd’s first female partner in more than 30 years, and only the second ever. She also became the first female treasurer of the Enrolled Freeman of Grimsby since their Charter of 1201.

Carrie is nationally recognised as an Academy expert, participating in the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) auditors’ forum. She has also been invited to sit on the committee of the UK200 group’s Charity focus group, a leading association of independent chartered accountants and law firms who aim to drive innovation and collaboration across member firms.

As well as being an expert in her field, Carrie is also an inspiration to others at Forrester Boyd, including young female accountants seeking to follow in her footsteps.

“Carrie is approachable and helpful. I feel like I would be able to ask her for help at any time and she would always be willing to advise me in any way possible,” says trainee accountant Ruth Bollington.

“She is very determined and adapts to any working environment. She is hands on with clients and isn’t afraid to get stuck in. She gets involved with all levels of staff, whether they are juniors or managers, and no problem is too small for her to look at.”

In a male-dominated industry, Carrie has never felt that her gender should be any obstacle to her success, and now she has become a role model for other aspiring female accountants to achieve great things as well.

She is fully deserving of her shortlisting and we wish her all the best of luck at the awards ceremony on 6th May 2020.

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