Hard work and study adds up to top 10 place for ac­coun­tant

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

AN AS­TUTE ac­coun­tant has gained a place in the global top ten in his Char­tered In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment Ac­coun­tants ex­ams.

Frans Er­wig, from Amer­sham, who works within Lloyds Reg­is­ter came fifth in the world in the case study exam.

The former Chesham Gram­mar School stu­dent stud­ied with BPP on­line and achieved a score of 121 out of 150 beat­ing over 800 other stu­dents.

Mr Er­wig said: “It was fan­tas­tic to be told I had come in the top ten in the world in this exam and made all of the hard work study­ing worth­while. The exam was re­ally tough but I had a lot of sup­port from both BPP and fi­nan­cial sup­port from Lloyds Reg­is­ter. I am pro­gress­ing down the road to be­ing fully qual­i­fied and the ex­ams so far have given me not only the ba­sic ac­count­ing skills but also helped me to un­der­stand the wider busi­ness con­text of my work.”

Area chair­man of the Char­tered In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment Ac­coun­tants for Cen­tral South­ern Eng­land, Sarah Ghosh, said: “Frans’ ded­i­ca­tion to his stud­ies has paid off ad­mirably.

“I hope his suc­cess will show oth­ers who are cur­rently study­ing for their CIMA qual­i­fi­ca­tion how hard work re­ally can be re­warded. I wish Frans ev­ery suc­cess as he con­tin­ues his jour­ney to be­com­ing a fully qual­i­fied CIMA man­age­ment ac­coun­tant.” A NEW char­ity shop was of­fi­cially opened by Chesham and Amer­sham MP Ch­eryl Gil­lan on Mon­day, Novem­ber 2.

Mrs Gil­lan cut the rib­bon on the Ren­nie Grove Hos­pice Care char­ity shop in The Broad­way, Chal­font St Pe­ter and a stream of cus­tomers en­sured a good first day’s tak­ings.

Shop man­ager Sue Barry said: “We were only open for five hours on our first day but we brought in nearly £400, which is fan­tas­tic.”

Mrs Gil­lan said: “It’s a won­der­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion, which started off as Iain Ren­nie Hos­pice at Home 30 years ago and has brought peace and help to thou­sands of peo­ple. I’d like to thank all the vol­un­teers who give their time so freely and ev­ery­one who has made this shop pos­si­ble.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic lo­ca­tion, easy to drop off your do­na­tions and to make your pur­chases.”

Dis­trict man­ager Michelle Remice added: “There’s a car park round the cor­ner and a bus stop just out­side so hope­fully peo­ple will pop in and see us reg­u­larly.”

The Chal­font St Pe­ter shop is the 23rd in Ren­nie Grove’s chain of shops across Bucks and Herts.

It of­fers a range of good qual­ity items for sale, in­clud­ing clothes and shoes; hand­bags and jew­ellery; toys; books and or­na­ments.

Shop­pers can also buy Ren­nie Grove’s re­cently launched range of Christ­mas cards.

Ren­nie Grove’s re­tail op­er­a­tion is re­spon­si­ble for bring­ing in more than £2mil­lion to­wards the char­ity’s £6.7mil­lion an­nual run­ning costs.

Ms Barry is look­ing for an as­sis­tant man­ager to sup­port her part-time in the Chal­font St Pe­ter shop, as well as vol­un­teers who could give a few hours a week to help out be­hind the till, on the shop floor and be­hind the scenes sort­ing do­na­tions.

The char­ity is soon to be open­ing a shop in Chesham, and is look­ing for paid staff and vol­un­teers for that store.

For more, visit www. ren­niegrove.org or call 01494 877 200.

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