Top marks for world beating Ripley accountant

DHL finance graduate Craig Bosworth
DHL finance graduate Craig Bosworth

Ripley’s Craig Bosworth, 25, has defied the odds beating thousands of other students to achieve the highest marks in the world in the latest Chartered Institute of Management Accountants exams.

The former Mill Hill student, currently working for DHL on their finance graduate scheme, came top in the world besting 5,000 other students registered for the exam across the globe in November last year.

To become a Chartered Management Accountant, students need to complete ten professional qualification exams over four years, requiring personal study and dedication. This is complemented by three years’ experience gained whilst studying.

Craig said of his success: “I’m delighted to have done so well in my professional exams to be a qualified Management Accountant and winning the prize was fantastic.

“The exams were really tough but I had a lot of support both from BPP, through which I studied, and my employer, DHL.

“The qualification has not only provided me with essential accounting skills but has given me a broader understanding of the wider business environment. The internationally-recognised CIMA qualification also gives senior management confidence in the finance team and the information produced by them.”

Andrew McGunnigle, FCMA, CGMA, CIMA Area Chairman - East Midlands and East Anglia Area, added: “Craig has shown fantastic dedication to come top in these professional business exams. The CIMA qualification produces versatile professionals who are assessed in a practical business setting enabling us to apply our knowledge in many different areas and roles.”

Noel Tagoe, Executive Director, Education at CIMA, concluded: “Once again, it is extremely pleasing to see some excellent student performances from around the world. This highlights CIMA’s ethic, that dedication and hard work can produce exemplary results.”