CAs top Joint Insolvency Exams

By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

15 March 2017

The Joint Insolvency Exam Board have announced this year's prizewinners for the highest marks, four of whom are CAs.

The Joint Insolvency Exam (JIE) is the accreditation required for becoming a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

Prizes are awarded each year to the highest achievers in the examinations. Vicky Ryan CA, Manager at PwC, achieved the highest exam grade overall and was awarded the Insolvency Practitioners Association Prize for First Place.

Commenting on the value of the course, she said: "While the insolvency work experience I already had meant I had a reasonable base of technical insolvency knowledge, I chose to take the JIE in order to build on this and really cement my insolvency knowledge and broader skills.

"I can definitely say that this has happened - as well as giving me a very high level of technical knowledge, my studies also broadened my knowledge of the practical issues associated with all aspects of insolvency cases and better informed me in how I deal with these on a day to day basis.

"I have also become a go-to person within our team when it comes to queries, so the study has benefitted more than just me."

James Long CA, Associate Director at EY, had the next highest mark overall, receiving the PricewaterhouseCooper Prize for Second Place.

The ICAS Prize, awarded to the candidate with the highest grade in the Scottish papers, was given to Gavin Park CA, Senior Manager at KPMG. Timothy Vance CA, also an EY Assistant Director, was the recipient of the BPP Prize for the most highly marked Personal paper.

David Menzies CA, Director of Insolvency at ICAS, commented: "I am delighted that our members have had such success this year. Two-thirds of the CAs who sat the exam have passed and half of the overall prizewinners were from ICAS.

"This may have been our most successful year and I would like to congratulate everyone who passed the exam on a fantastic achievement."


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