Date posted: 08/05/2023

Meet Danny McCarthy FCA, Meritorious Service Awardee

Danny McCarthy FCA is a true leader of the accounting profession

In brief

  • Danny McCarthy FCA has been honoured with the prestigious Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding contributions and services to the profession and for his professional achievements
  • The award recognises the volunteering effort of members who offer their time and skills to give back to the profession, with three awards given a year in each region
  • As a proud Tasmanian, Danny has championed the state on national matters, and remains committed to supporting local businesses, organisations and individuals

Danny McCarthy FCA has been honoured with the prestigious Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding contributions and services to the profession, as well as for his professional achievements. The award recognizes the volunteering effort of members who offer their time and skills to give back to the profession, with three awards given each year in each region.

As a proud Tasmanian, Danny has championed the state on national matters and remains committed to supporting local businesses, organisations, and individuals.

Danny McCarthy FCA has been awarded the prestigious Meritorious Service Award from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) for his outstanding contributions and professional achievements, including dedicated voluntary efforts providing his time and skills towards giving back to the profession. At the time of the nomination, Danny had over 39 years of experience, of which he spent 28 years as a partner with WF Accounting and Advisory sharing his wealth of experience in auditing and financial consulting and helping clients protect their businesses and achieve even better results. 

Tasmanian Member Celebration Dinners

Danny McCarthy FCA (left) and Bo Xu CA (right) at the Tasmania Celebration Dinner 2023

Danny's expert research, modelling analysis, and reviews have enabled both small and large Tasmanian businesses to proactively address challenges and identify opportunities for growth. He was elected to the Tasmania Council of the then Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia in 2011 and served on council for 11 years, with his term ending in 2021. Danny also served on the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand council for three years between 2019 and 2021.

Danny's service to CA ANZ has been exceptional, exceeding what is typically expected of an office bearer or volunteer. He has been a strong advocate for Tasmanian members and has always emphasised the importance of giving the membership a voice within CA ANZ's governance structure.

Danny says members have an incredible opportunity to influence the profession and the world. "I urge young members to grab every opportunity presented to them and run with it. The only way to drive change is through involvement, and this is a fabulous organisation to have been a part of with stories from members that we should all be inspired by."

Danny was presented with the Meritorious Service Award at the Tasmanian Member Celebration Dinner 2023.

Danny-McCarthy-FCA-at-the-Tasmania-Celebration-Dinner-2023

Danny McCarthy FCA at the Tasmania Celebration Dinner 2023

The celebration dinners held on the 15th and 16th of March in Hobart and Launceston were conducted by Tasmania Council Chair, Bo Xu CA. The ceremonies were graced by the presence of CA ANZ CEO, Ainslie van Onselen, Tasmanian Council Vice Chair, David Kewley CA, council members Phil Fulton FCA, Cherie Atchison FCA, Hayden Moore CA, Natalia Svetlova CA and Stuart Edwards CA, past CA ANZ Board Member, Mike Blake FCA as well as previous Tasmania Council Chairs John Woods FCA, Lyn Cox FCA, Shaun Sargent FCA, Rod Whitehead FCA, Brett Spinks FCA, Rob Woolley FCA, Bob Ruddick FCA, Ben Coull FCA and Lyndal Kimpton FCA, along with CA ANZ Regional Manager for Tasmania and Victoria, Andrew Quinlan FCA.

Search related topics