KPMG employees show success

KPMG employees Jossini Barnes and Sabrina Welds have successfully passed the Certified Public Accountants examination.

A scholarship recipient of the firm, Jossini was awarded a Bachelors of Science Degree, with a major in Business Administration/Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in August 2001, at which time she returned to work with the firm. Jossini takes on additional responsibilities with her promotion to Assistant Manager within the firm’s Internal Accounting department, said a KPMG press release.

Sabrina Welds joined KPMG in February 2003 after gaining a Bachelors of Accounting from Florida International University. Sabrina is employed as a Senior Accountant in the Tax Department of the KPMG Cayman office.

KPMG also welcomed six new Caymanian trainees under the firm’s training and development program. The program encourages higher and continuing education for Caymanians through its scholarship and on-the-job training programmes tailored specifically for the Trainee, Assistant and Staff Accountant levels, the release said.

Margo Zechman is a university graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Arts and Sciences, with a major in Accounting. Margo first joined the firm in 1999 and in 2000 commenced study abroad under the firm’s scholarship programme, graduating in December 2004. In July of this year Margo returned to the firm in a full-time capacity. She is currently pursuing her CPA designation.

Linda Clark is also a university graduate with a Bachelors of Science Degree with Honours in Economics attained in July 2004. Linda joined the firm in February 2005 and is currently working toward the ACCA accounting designation.

Kimberly Dixon, an employee of the firm since 1999, and newcomer to the firm Christopher Glasgow both received their Associates Degree in Accounting this year and will be working toward their Bachelors Degree in Accounting through the University College of the Cayman Islands under the firm’s scholarship programme.

Samantha Brown, David Shibli and Paige Smyth, also newcomers, are working part-time with the firm whilst also pursuing Associates Degrees in Accounting at the University College of the Cayman Islands under the firm’s scholarship programme.

Lauri Bodden and David Watt Jr. will participate in the firm’s International Secondment Programme. Lauri will commence her secondment with KPMG’s Chicago office in January 2006. Lauri has been with KPMG since 2001 and was promoted to the level of Senior Accountant in October 2004. Assigned to KPMG Chicago’s Financial Services Practice, this secondment will provide Lauri with invaluable experience in investment fund work.

David commenced his secondment with KPMG’s Atlanta office in November of this year working primarily in the Audit Recovery Department. David has worked full-time with KPMG since 2002, and was promoted to the level of Assistant Manager in October of this year.

‘The achievements of our local staff are to be commended, as they continue to excel and demonstrate the drive and initiative to advance in the accounting profession,’ commented Senior Partner Roy McTaggart.

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