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ACA Professional Level exam results published

Friday 16 October 2020: ICAEW students have today received the results of their September 2020 ACA Professional Level exams.

In total, 7,927 students sat exams in September, and achieved the following pass rates:

Audit and Assurance: 81.5%
Business Planning: Banking: 70.7%
Business Planning: Insurance: 80%
Business Planning: Taxation: 77.2%
Business, Strategy and Technology: 85.3%
Financial Accounting and Reporting: IFRS) 83.6%
Financial Accounting and Reporting: UKGAAP: 94.1%
Financial Management: 81.6%
Tax Compliance: 84.5%

Three students achieved full marks in all their exams.

This was the largest exam sitting to date, and the first ACA Professional Level session where remote invigilation was offered.

Mark Protherough, ICAEW Executive Director, Learning and Professional Development, said:

“Congratulations to everyone who passed their Professional Level exams in September and especially well done to the students who achieved full marks in their exams and received our subject orders of merit.

“This is the second exam session where we have offered remote invigilation, and we continue to be impressed by the dedication and resilience of all our students, who have studied for and sat exams during these challenging circumstances.”


Business Strategy and Technology
First place and the Railton prize
Dominic Judd, London (PwC LLP)

Audit and Assurance
Joint first place and the Watts prize
Phoebe Groves, London (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)
Michael Roberts, London (BDO LLP)
Henry Sturges, Worthing (Deloitte LLP)

Financial Management 
First place and the Howitt prize
Luke Green, Dunstable (PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)

Financial Accounting and Reporting  
First place and the Spicer and Pegler prize
Rebecca Walters, Ivybridge (Francis Clark LLP)

Tax Compliance
First place and the Knox prize
Georgios Dimitriou-Gakis, Athens (Eurobank Ergasias SA)

Business Planning: Taxation
First place and the Little prize
Katie McArdle, Kingston Upon Thames (Ernst & Young LLP)

Business Planning: Banking 
First place
Jack Collins, London (Barclays Bank Plc)


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