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ICAEW recognises talented students

Tuesday 16 April 2019, The top performers in our globally recognised ICAEW CFAB and ACA qualifications and the Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship will tonight be celebrated at an awards ceremony at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London (16 April).

  • Prize-winners from all over the world, including the UK, Malaysia and Cyprus
  • Students come from accounting firms of all sizes as well as central and local government departments and business
  • Three students achieved 100% in their exams at the ACA Professional Level – Yi Sze Ng from Malaysia; Thomas Thoma from Cyprus and Natalie Bowmaker from the UK – with 29 awards from 100% at the ACA Certificate Level and ICAEW CFAB exams
  • ICAEW President, Paul Aplin, said:

    “ICAEW’s vision is a world of strong economies. Each of our prizewinners has a role to play in delivering this vision and to consider what they can do for the public benefit. For example, helping young people become financially literate or becoming a trustee for a charity. As an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, the world is their oyster and I wish all of the winners the very best with the rest of their studies and their future careers.”

    The keynote address was given by ICAEW Chartered Accountant, Carol Handa, Finance Director at St. Modwen Properties PLC. She added:

    “The accountant’s role is no longer about reading a P&L, or performing an audit. It is about how finance can provide the underlying foundations of how business decisions are made and overall strategies are determined and that’s what I love most about my role. My advice is to be passionate about what you do and always challenge the status quo – remember a role in Finance is what you make of it, it can take you into any industry in any country and lead to an amazing future.”

    New for this year, the Livery Company prize, awarded in collaboration with the Chartered Accountants’ Livery Charity, recognises the achievements of three the Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship students. Michael Fowle CBE, the Almoner to the Company and Chair of the Trustees of the Chartered Accountants’ Livery Charity, said:

    “I would like to congratulate each and every winner. Achieving an exam award, is no easy feat. The Livery Company prize recognises ICAEW students at the very start of their journey, students who have embarked on the Level 4 Accounting Technician Apprenticeship. This is an excellent step in cementing foundations for a successful career for the future as each student progresses their journey to chartered accountancy.”