Accountant Caroline is world’s top student

Caroline Cargill with Craig Vickery (left) and Steve Taylor.

Caroline Cargill with Craig Vickery (left) and Steve Taylor.

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A LOCAL trainee accountant has recorded the highest worldwide score in an internationally recognised exam.

Caroline Cargill, who works with Murray Taylor, was joint highest scorer for the Financial Reporting (F7) paper of the (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) ACCA Qualification in the December 2010 sitting.

The ACCA currently has more than 404,000 students and 140,000 members.

Caroline, who is senior trainee with the firm’s Montrose office, said: “I chose the ACCA qualification because it is globally recognised and respected, yet relevant to our clients in Angus.

“ACCA continues to have a growing intake of students and members so it is becoming a heavily sought-after qualification by potential employers. Combining work with studying for the ACCA examinations has meant that I have to discipline myself to study for a certain amount of time every night after a long day in the office.”

Craig Vickery, head of ACCA Scotland, said: “It is to Caroline’s credit that she has done so well in these exams. The papers within the ACCA qualification are independently rated as among the toughest professional accountancy papers and to have come top in such a competitive environment is exceptional.”

Steve Taylor, partner in Murray Taylor, congratulated Caroline on her “outstanding achievement”.

He said: “We are all delighted for her. Caroline has had to work hard during the working week, often for long hours, throughout her studies. To combine that with the amount of studying required and to achieve top marks worldwide in her financial reporting paper shows real dedication.

“We at Murray Taylor are delighted that all her hard work has paid off. We place great importance on employing qualified accountants and believe that this demonstrates the high quality of staff we are fortunate to employ.”