Stevenage worker is UKs top part-qualified accountant
Stevenage worker is UK’s top part-qualified accountant
A Stevenage worker has been named the UK’s top part-qualified accountant. Kelly Bridge, management accountant at Finlays Fresh Produce UK Ltd, was awarded the accolade by leading specialist in accountancy recruitment, Reed Accountancythis week.
The REEDPQ of the Year 2012 competition aims to identify exceptional part-qualified accountants who are making positive contributions to their organisation, colleagues and workplace environment.
Kelly, who has worked for Finlays Fresh Produce for four years, said: “I’m really passionate about the company and am planning a long career as an accountant so I’m delighted to be named REEDPQ of the Year 2012. It’s great to be recognised for my achievements so early on in my career and is a fantastic addition to my CV. My award will have pride of place in my office!”
Judge and divisional director of Reed Accountancy, Gert Nzimiro, commented: “At Reed Accountancywe’ve been working with trainee accountants for more than 50 years to help them progress their career in the direction they wish to take. We believe the talent of tomorrow should be recognised and this competition aims to do just that, as well as rewarding the country’s best for their work.
“From what we’ve seen, there’s clearly a wealth of growing talent in the accountancy industry, given the quality of entries received this year. The regional winners were all selected for their determination, skill and raw potential, with Kelly being the standout entrant because of her motivation, determination and streamlining of processes. Having already achieved a management accountant role at 24, she's clearly got a promising future in accountancy ahead of her.”
Managers were invited to nominate their outstanding part-qualified accountants, with the winner crowned the UK’s REEDPQ of the Year 2012 as well as winning £1,000 of vouchers of their choice and £1,000 worth of Reed Learning training for their organisation. Regional runners-up in the North, South, West, East, Central and London areas also each received £250 of vouchers.