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Bolton-based trainee accountant makes the top 10 list

A trainee chartered accountant from Bolton is celebrating after scoring in the top 10 students within the Greater Manchester region of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW).

Gareth Colquitt, a trainee accountant at leading North West based chartered accountants and business advisors Cowgill Holloway, was awarded the annual order of merit for the academic year 2015 in the ICAEW Professional Stage Examinations, beating 340 other students from the region.

Gareth joined Cowgill Holloway in September 2014, after graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Maths and Actuarial Science. Since joining Cowgill Holloway, he has completed his certificate level exams and will continue with his studies to become a Chartered Accountant in September 2017. The examinations covered a broad range of areas within accountancy, such as business strategy, financial management and tax compliance.

Commenting on his award, Gareth said: “I was surprised when I found out, as my initial ambition was just to pass all my exams first time.

“I’d studied really hard for all the exams, and to learn that my overall scores across the awards were in the top 10 for the region was a great achievement.

The achievements of the Greater Manchester region will be marked at an awards ceremony for the Manchester Student Society at The Midland hotel on Friday 9 September.

Paul Stansfield, Managing Partner at Cowgill Holloway says Gareth’s success in the exams is very well deserved: “We’re delighted with Gareth’s results in his exams last year.He worked very hard, and his dedication to his studies has been rewarded with this honour. To excel across the board shows the amount of time and effort he put into all his exams and we wish him every success for the rest of his examinations along the way to becoming a Chartered Accountant.”


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Posted by Cowgills
18th July, 2016
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