Newly qualified accountancy talent celebrated

MORE than 20 young chartered accountants from the Liverpool City Region celebrated becoming qualified at a ceremony hosted by ICAEW – the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

The initiative is designed to mark exam success, welcome new chartered accountants into membership and prepare them for the next steps in their career.

The new accountancy professionals met at The Venue in Liverpool for the ceremony last weekend with family and friends.

ICAEW President Fiona Wilkinson presented certificates and prizes to outstanding candidates and signposted new members to support, opportunities and benefits of a relationship with ICAEW in their local area.

Andrew Lovelady, President of the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants, said: “We know that our trainees getting to this point is no easy feat. Our world-renowned professional qualification is deliberately tough, so it’s important that we acknowledge their achievements and show how much we appreciate the huge effort that goes into successfully balancing work and study.

“The event was amazing and I know it means so much to these young people to be awarded their “key to the profession” by the President of ICAEW. There will be many reflecting on the event and we hope the memory stays with them for a long time.  Our grateful thanks also go to our event partners CABA (the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association) and RSA.”

Nick Sell of RSA said “On behalf of RSA, congratulations to all these new chartered accountants! It’s important that they take a moment to celebrate their success; it’s what this event was all about.