In a time when Caymanian business
professionals have to compete on a global level, Rawlinson & Hunter staff
accountant Catherine Anderson is doing just that.
When sitting her recent ACCA
examination, she received the joint highest marks worldwide for paper F5
(performance management) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Ms Anderson shared the highest mark
globally with three other students out 28,000 students that took part in the
exam in June.
In recognition of her achievement
ACCA international will present her with a certificate and a cheque for 200
Ms Anderson has worked fulltime
with Rawlinson & Hunter for over a year, but her work experience with the
firm extends back a number of years as she worked during her summer breaks. She
is a Cayman Prep and High School graduate and completed 4 A-Levels before going
to Durham University in the UK where she graduated with a BSc in Natural
Sciences. Her primary goal is to complete the remaining ACCA examinations and
achieve her designation while advancing her career with the firm.
Ms Anderson is on a scholarship
programme with Rawlinson & Hunter whereby her tuition fees, study materials
and examination fees are paid for by the firm. In addition, she gets paid study
and exam leave, as well as the assistance/guidance of a mentor from within the
She has now completed four out of
14 exams and is hoping to complete the qualification by the end of 2012.
Ms Anderson said: “It was a truly
pleasant surprise when I was told that I would be receiving this award. I’m
very grateful to Rawlinson & Hunter for their financial support and their
generosity in giving me much needed study leave – it really is vital. This,
coupled with the guidance I get from the firm under the mentoring programme
certainly makes studying a lot easier.
“Though this is an encouraging
checkpoint I realise there’s a lot of hard work still to be done over the next
few years to complete my qualification,” she said.
William Walmsley, partner with
Rawlinson & Hunter said “Catherine has been a member of the Rawlinson &
Hunter family for several years, and we are delighted to see her receive this
recognition for her academic achievement. We look forward to seeing her
continued success in the ACCA programme. It is essential for our firm to
facilitate the development of young Caymanian professionals in order for us to
grow and we are pleased to offer continuing support to several other students
through our scholarship and professional development programmes.”
Hunter provides scholarships and professional development support to young Caymanians
through the firm’s scholarship and training programmes and provides scholarship
students with up to US$25,000 per annum to assist with, tuition, fees, housing
and related expenses, up to the completion of their course.