The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has named Tim Kelland, assistant director of the Finance Delivery Unit at NHS Wales, as its ‘Regional Advocate of the Year’ for Europe and Americas for 2020.
The association granted Kelland the award for his work in establishing the Welsh Annual ACCA Health Finance conference, a popular event with over 250 delegates attending each year.
He was also recognised for his efforts to “identify key training and development areas for ACCA members and students”.
ACCA launched the Regional Advocacy Awards in 2017 to “recognise members who go above and beyond in expressing public support for the accountancy profession and encouraging others”.
Claire Bennison, head of ACCA UK said: “This award recognises Tim’s popularity and dedication as a registered mentor within the NHS Wales Finance Academy mentoring scheme, currently mentoring a number of students and newly qualified accountants.
“The impact Tim’s advocacy has had on the UK health sector and the promotion of ACCA has been immense. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement.”