Top marks for accountant

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A young Cornish accountant has beaten candidates from around the world to win an award after scoring the highest marks in an ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants) exam.

Chris Dowrick, who works for Wills Bingley Chartered Accountants in St Austell, was presented with the Carter Prize at an award ceremony in London. He was the only candidate in this region to be honoured.

L-R: Director Giles Bingley, Chris Dowrick and director Paul Smith
L-R: Director Giles Bingley, Chris Dowrick and director Paul Smith

Wills Bingley director, Giles Bingley, said he was both delighted and proud with Dowrick’s success and considered it a reflection of the high standards of training and services his company can offer.

“Chris’s achievement is particularly impressive because almost all of the prizes this year went to international firms’ UK and overseas students,” said Bingley.

“Chris is extremely switched on – he’s fast, accurate, picks up on what’s going on around him and knows how to handle it. I hope he will go on to be a partner in this firm when he completes his training.”