Top award for chartered student


A Cornish accountancy firm is celebrating the success of a team member being presented with an internationally recognised accountancy award.

Amalia Chambers with Simon Reed
Amalia Chambers with Simon Reed

Amalia Chambers, a chartered student at Robinson Reed Layton, came joint first in the September Tax Compliance exam with two other students from international accountancy firms and won the Knox Prize.

Her score of 89% placed Robinson Reed Layton alongside the accountancy giants KPMG LLP and BDO LLP.

The winners attended a ceremony at the Chartered Accountants Hall in Moorgate Place, London, where they received the International Order of Merit for Tax Compliance and were presented with the Knox Prize from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

3,020 chartered students sat the exam from throughout the UK and beyond, with international applicants from as far as Dubai and Cyprus.

Chambers attended the ceremony with newly-appointed partner, Simon Reed, who was delighted to see her representing the firm at such a prestigious event.

He said: “I am very proud that she represented Robinson Reed Layton alongside leading international firms.  Winning the Knox Prize is an achievement Amalia should be extremely proud of and we hope that she will continue to develop her success within the firm.”