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