CHRISTA Worth, a trainee accountant and employee of Moore Stephens, was feeling on top of the world after her examination success in the audit and assurance paper of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants) Chartered Accountancy exams.
Christa achieved a score of 95 per cent earning her the Watt’s prize, which is awarded to the student obtaining the highest mark globally for the paper.
Christa undertook her studies with Manx Professional and Educational Services (MPES), who are the island’s only provider of tuition services for the ICAEW exams and qualification.
From MPES office in Nelson Street, Douglas, Eddy Kewin, director, and Christa’s lecturer at MPES Peter Brumby, spoke of their delight for Christa and her achievement.
Eddy said: ‘We are proud to offer quality tuition which is able to contribute to the success Christa has achieved.
‘Her prize is a testimony to her hard work and dedication, in and out of the classroom. It is also nice to see such a success so soon after the ICAEW accredited MPES as a tuition provider just four years ago.
‘It is an indication of the commitment shown by the institute and MPES coupled with the support offered by Moore Stephens.’
Dawn Webb, audit partner in Moore Stephens said: ‘This is such a fantastic achievement – Christa should be extremely proud of herself. She is the first Manx student to win the Watts prize for a long time; I am really proud of what she has achieved.
‘It is wonderful for Christa – she works very hard and deserves her success in every way.’
Christa, who is a graduate trainee, joined Moore Stephens Isle of Man in 2011 having gained a First Class BA Honours degree in Business Management at the Isle of Man Business School.
Christa said: ‘I can’t believe I have won this incredible award – it was such a surprise; I honestly didn’t expect it.
‘I work hard because I enjoy what I do. I have some great support around me at Moore Stephens which definitely helps when you are studying for exams.
‘I’m looking forward to becoming a fully qualified accountant.’
The Watts prize was established by the Women Chartered Accountants Dining Society in memory of Ethel Watts who was the first woman to be admitted to membership having successfully completed her professional examinations in 1924.