27 Jun 2024

MGI Worldwide's Sophie Woodburn, Shadow IC Member, named Winner in Accountancy Age 35 under 35 Rankings!

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We are thrilled to announce that Sophie Woodburn, Manager at F.W. Smith, Riches & Co. and UK & Ireland Shadow International Committee member for MGI Worldwide, has been named a winner in the prestigious Accountancy Age 35 under 35 rankings for 2024. This accolade celebrates Sophie's exceptional leadership and contributions to the accountancy profession.

From over 160 entrants, Sophie emerged among the top 35, a testament to her dedication and expertise in the field.

Beyond her professional achievements, Sophie is a passionate advocate for small and medium-sized accountancy firms. Her role on MGI Worldwide’s Shadow International Committee underscores her commitment to shaping global accounting practices and supporting young professionals within our network. As a Core Group Member of MGI's Tomorrow’s Leaders initiative, Sophie has played a pivotal role in enhancing the professional development of over 200 young accountants worldwide.

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“I am delighted that Sophie has been named in this year’s 35 under 35. Her contribution to both F. W. Smith, Riches & Co. and MGI Worldwide has been outstanding and her recognition by Accountancy Age is truly deserved.”

Jane Lowden
Managing Partner, F.W. Smith, Riches & Co.
and Executive Committee member MGI Worldwide

Sophie is a familiar presence within the MGI Family of firms, regularly attending MGI Europe’s annual Talent meeting and recently participating in MGI’s European conference in Warsaw, Poland.

Her contributions were also recognised at the UK Alternative Accountancy Summit, where MGI UK & Ireland hosted its Audit Forum earlier this year. Sophie actively engaged in discussions on the future of the profession and the impact of AI. Sophie’s proactive approach extends to community engagement, through her leadership in Mental Health Awareness Week initiatives and her role in securing the ESGmark® accreditation for F.W. Smith, Riches & Co.

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“I am delighted to have been named as a winner in the Accountancy Age 35 under 35 rankings for 2024 and honoured to be recognised alongside such a talented group of individuals, particularly for my focus areas of ESG, mentoring, and leadership in both my daily work and my role as the UK & Ireland Shadow International Committee member for MGI Worldwide.
Congratulations to all the winners announced, and I look forward to connecting with fellow honourees in the future!"

Sophie Woodburn
Manager, F.W. Smith, Riches & Co.
and Shadow IC member MGI Worldwide
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About the Accountancy Age 35 under 35 Rankings

The Accountancy Age 35 under 35 rankings spotlight emerging talent in the industry, recognising individuals who exemplify excellence in their careers and contribute significantly to their firms and communities. Sophie Woodburn’s achievement is a testament to her outstanding leadership, innovation, and dedication to advancing the accountancy profession.

Please join us in congratulating Sophie on this well-deserved honour!

Learn more about the Accountancy Age 35 under 35 rankings here or explore the F.W. Smith, Riches & Co. firm website to learn more.

MGI Worldwide, is a top 20 ranked global accounting network and association with over 8,000 professionals, accountants and tax experts in some 400 locations in almost 100 countries around the world.