Julie Jaiyen and Neil Cowley have passed their ACA exams with the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) . Meanwhile, another dedicated member of staff, Rebecca Hands, is due to sit her final examination this July.
The globally-recognised ICAEW qualification is made up of four important elements; 15 exam modules on different aspects of accountancy, finance and business, 450 days of practical work experience, professional development and ethics and professional scepticism.
Ian Begley, Accounting Director, says the SMP Group is extremely proud of their achievements. He said: ‘We are always excited to see our team grow and progress and are delighted for Julie and Neil who are valued and capable members of SMP Accounting & Tax. Both are real assets to the company and I am looking forward to seeing them continue to develop their careers and take on additional responsibilities and client portfolios.’
SMP has been a platinum approved training office for the ACCA qualification for more than a decade and also became an ICAEW approved training organisation in late 2017.
Julie said: ‘I am extremely proud to have achieved this qualification, which is the result of intensive studying, hard work and the support of everyone in the Group.’
Neil added: ‘Having now passed my exams, I am looking forward to taking on more responsibilities and helping SMP continue to provide the exceptional service we offer clients.’
Rebecca continued: ‘I really appreciate the huge support my colleagues are giving me and, with a few more months of studying to come, I’m looking forward to sitting my final exam this summer.’
SMP Accounting & Tax is one of the Isle of Man’s largest providers of accounting, taxation and VAT services. Employing almost thirty people, it provides a broad range of professional services in the Isle of Man, UK, and internationally to private clients and entrepreneurs, trust and corporate services providers and local authorities.