List of Famous Chartered Accountants People

List of Famous Chartered Accountants

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This list of famous chartered accountants includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top chartered accountants in the world? This includes the most prominent chartered accountants, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable chartered accountants is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these best chartered accountants were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chartered accountants - many working for the top accounting bodies in the world.

What is a chartered accountant, you might ask? Chartered accountants were the first group of accountants to form a professional accounting body, which was initially established in Britain in 1854. As such, this chartered accountants list includes people like Andy Parker, Fred Goodwin, and many other best accountants crunching numbers today.

Going beyond just the top 10 chartered accountants, here you'll find over 50 reputable, prominent, and well known chartered accountants - all some of the best professionals in the chartered accounting field. Who are the most famous chartered accountants ever? Who are the best chartered accountants worldwide? Take a look below and find the chartered accountant who fits your needs!


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    Vivek Mehra
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    Vivek brings twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur, business manager, and RD leader in a number of network computing and systems companies. He has also been an active investor and advisor to startups in the areas of infrastructure software, networking, security, storage, and wireless. Prior to ...more

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    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist
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    Charles James "Charlie" Haughey was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving three terms in office. He was also the fourth leader of Fianna Fáil. Haughey was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála in 1957 and was re-elected in every election until 1992, representing the Dublin North–East, Dublin Artane ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1925-2006)
    • Birthplace: Castlebar, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician, Barrister
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    Fred Goodwin
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    Frederick Anderson "Fred" Goodwin, FRSE FCIBS is a Scottish chartered accountant and former banker who was Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group between 2001 and 2009. From 2000 to 2008 he presided over RBS's rapid rise to global prominence as the world's largest company by assets, ...more

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    • Age: age 57
    • Birthplace: Paisley, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Businessperson
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    Saifur Rahman
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    Mohammad Saifur Rahman, was a Bangladeshi economist and politician. He was a popular leader of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, best known for being the longest-serving Finance Minister of Bangladesh. He delivered 12 national budgets in three terms between 1980–81, 1991-1995 and 2002-2006 over a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1932-2009)
    • Birthplace: Maulvibazar Sadar Upazila, Bangladesh
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    Edgar Benson
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    Edgar John "Ben" Benson PC FCA was a Canadian politician, businessman, diplomat, and university professor. He held four Cabinet posts, most notably that of Minister of Finance under Pierre Trudeau, where he was instrumental in reforming Canada's income tax law. After serving overseas in the Second World ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1923-2011)
    • Birthplace: Cobourg, Canada
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Diplomat
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    Jonathan Chadwick
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    Jonathan Chadwick is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer at Cisco. He is responsible for a team of over 1000, managing external reporting, compliance, procurement, shared services, and global process, systems and controls.more

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    • Profession: Chartered Accountant
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    Norman M. Betts is a Chartered Accountant, university professor, and former provincial politician. Norman Betts graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and went to work for a firm of chartered accountants in Fredericton, New Brunswick with ...more

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    • Age: age 61
    • Birthplace: Doaktown, Canada
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    John Wrathall
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    John James Wrathall was a Rhodesian politician. He was the last white President of Rhodesia. He formerly worked as an accountant.more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1913-1978)
    • Birthplace: Lancaster, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    William May
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    William Morrison May was a unionist politician in Northern Ireland. May was born in Letterkenny, County Donegal, the son of William May JP, and educated at Methodist College, Belfast. In 1934 he married Olive Muriel Dickinson and had one son and two daughters - Jennifer married, firstly, the 8th Earl of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1909-1962)
    • Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    Justine Greening
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    Justine Greening is a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom. She has been the Member of Parliament for Putney since the 2005 general election. Greening was appointed Secretary of State for International Development in September 2012. Previously, she was appointed Economic Secretary to the ...more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Rotherham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant
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    Edmund Ho
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    Edmund Ho Hau Wah, GOIH, GML, GCM was the first Chief Executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. He is now serving as Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Edmund Ho was made Chief Executive-elect on 15 May 1999 by the ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: China, Macau
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    Jean-Maurice Simard was a Canadian Chartered Accountant and politician remembered as a strong promoter of French language rights and defender of Canadian bilingualism. He was born in Rivière-Bleue, Quebec in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region near Maine and New Brunswick. He studied at the University of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1931-2001)
    • Birthplace: Rivière-Bleue, Quebec, Canada
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    Albert Kan-Dapaah is a chartered accountant, politician, member of parliament and a former minister of state in Ghana.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    Charlie McCreevy
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    Charles "Charlie" McCreevy is a former Irish politician. He was the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services from 2004–2010. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD in 1977 and held the seat in Kildare until 2004 when he became Ireland's European Commissioner. In ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Sallins, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    Kwadwo Baah Wiredu

    Kwadwo Baah Wiredu was a Ghanaian politician and a chartered accountant. He had been a Member of Parliament in the Parliament of Ghana since January 1997 and had been a minister in the Kufour government since 2001.more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1952-2008)
    • Birthplace: Agogo, Ghana, Ghana
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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    Jean-Paul Beaulieu was a Canadian and Québécois politician and chartered accountant.more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1902-1976)
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant
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    Mario G. Racco is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from2003 to 2007 representing the Greater Toronto Area riding of Thornhill.more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Italy
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant
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    David Bernstein

    David Alan Bernstein CBE is a British business executive who is the chairman of the British Red Cross and was the former chairman of French Connection. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Bernstein has also been involved in the footballing world and was the chairman of Manchester City F.C. from 1998 ...more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: St Helens, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Businessperson
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    T.V. Mohandas Pai

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    T.V. Mohandas Pai
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    T.V. Mohandas Pai is the Chairman of Manipal Global Education. He used to be a Member of the board of directors of Infosys, and Head – Administration, Education and Research, Financial, Human Resources, and Infosys Leadership Institute. Mohan joined Infosys in 1994 and served as a Member of the Board ...more

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    • Birthplace: Bangalore, India
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant
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    Mike Del Grande

    Mike Del Grande is a Canadian politician. Elected in 2003, he is a former Toronto city councillor, representing Ward 39 Scarborough—Agincourt. He announced in February 2014 that he would not run for re-election, and instead ran for election in 2014 to the Toronto Catholic District School Board.more

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    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Chartered Accountant, Politician
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