Former accountant of the year 2007, Fiona Houston Moore, has made claims that she was sacked from her high flying city job after applying for a promotion within the accountancy firm Mazars.

Ms Moore is bringing the sex discrimination case against the firm and suing for £1million after they demoted her when she applied for the role of UK senior partner. It has been alleged that the person who held the position withdrew an earlier promotion after he discovered that she had applied for the role

In an recent interview Ms Moore said ‘this isnt a step that I have taken lightly and without a lot of consideration’.

Mazars has said denies all the allegations put forward and ‘looks forward to the outcome of the tribunal which is due to take place next year.’