The 2020 Group has announced the appointment of Sharon Cooke FCA CTA to 2020 Innovation as a technical director.
Cooke joined 2020 Innovation in January and will be working closely with the rest of the 2020 team to build on the existing technical support it provides its members.
She is a chartered accountant and a chartered tax advisor with over 15 years’ experience supporting accountants in practice. Prior to joining 2020 she was London director at Mercia and SWAT and started her career in practice with Bishop Fleming.
She said she is “looking forward” to meeting lots of 2020 members over the coming months including at the Spring Conference on 9 March where she will be presenting.
The firm said 2020 is in an “exciting phase of growth” and Cooke will help accelerate the development of new resources and services to ensure 2020 members are kept ahead of the curve.
2020 provides training and marketing solutions for accountants and tax professionals with over 1,000 members providing training and support to approximately 25% of all UK accountancy firms.
Cooke said: “The accountancy profession is going through an unprecedented level of change. Ever-increasing access to and analytics of business data is presenting accountants and advisors with new risks and opportunities. The same can be said for innovative technologies and software solutions entering the market.
“I am excited to be joining 2020 at this time, combining our skill sets and truly supporting our clients to provide top-class compliance and advisory services, meet their regulatory requirements and, most importantly, to have fun at work and enjoy what they do.”
Michael Roberts, CEO of 2020 Innovation, added: “We are really delighted to have Sharon joining the 2020 team and look forward to introducing her to members over the coming months. She is a great fit with the core values of 2020 and our mission to help accountants in practice become more successful.”