Dan Ainscough of KPMG has become the first chartered accountant to have achieved full ACA accreditation while training with KPMG in Gibraltar.
Dan Ainscough of KPMG has become the first chartered accountant to have achieved full ACA accreditation while training with KPMG in Gibraltar. The qualification has only been available since 2011, and Dan’s achievement highlights the commitment and dedication both he and KPMG have shown towards training. When asked about his results he stated: “Finishing my exams and finally becoming a fully trained accountant has been my goal since I joined KPMG, and it’s just the best feeling knowing I don’t need to study in the evenings and at weekends any more. Now that you can complete the ACA here in Gibraltar I hope more people will be willing to make the effort. It is achievable with hard work, especially now it’s on our doorstep!”
The ACA from ICAEW is internationally recognised as a premier financial business qualification in more than 160 countries around the world, comprised of both a training and exam element. Dan’s colleague Rob Goode has completed the exam portion of the qualification in the shortest time the ICAEW allow, not an easy task. When asked about his experience with ACA to date, Rob said: “The ACA so far has been brilliant. The fact you can take the exams when you’re ready gives people the chance to juggle their personal and work lives around personal development. I wanted to get the exam portion of my accreditation done as soon as possible, and now that it’s all done I can start focusing on the rest of my training.”
Jon Tricker, managing director for KPMG commented: “I am sure that I speak for everyone at KPMG when I say how delighted we are at Dan’s achievement. When Dan first began the course it had never been completed by anyone in Gibraltar, but his courage and determination to improve have seen him not just succeed but excel. His exam results have been consistently exceptional, and achieved this alongside the work he does on a daily basis in support of his clients and colleagues. I know that Dan will continue to achieve great things at KPMG, especially now that he is exam free, and we hope that others can look to Dan’s success as an example of what they can achieve. At KPMG we recognise that our future depends on how we nurture great individual talent and so we try to provide an environment where people can flourish personally and professionally.”