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Scottish accountant named best trainee in Scotland and England

A Scottish accountant has been named as the best trainee in Scotland and England after winning the Archie Hunter Prize.

Jenny Robertson, 24, of Meston Reid & Co, won the award for what was called an “outstanding performance” on the final Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Test of Professional Expertise paper. Aberdeen resident, Robertson came ahead of 624 trainees from Scotland and England.

Mark Brown, audit, accounts and business assurance partner at Meston Reid & Co, said: “We’re delighted Jenny’s sterling efforts have been recognised with the Archie Hunter Prize. It’s an accolade that reflects well on her and also recognises our commitment to supporting our students and developing their careers.”

Robertson added: “I’m very pleased to win this prestigious award. I’m a little surprised as the test was recognised by many as being extremely difficult. I’m delighted my hard work paid off and to receive this honour is beyond my expectations.

“Mark and colleagues at Meston Reid, along with my fellow trainees, have been extremely supportive in the past few years. My career is constantly developing through changes in the accountancy profession and assisting new clients. I find it a rich and varied profession.”

The accountant will be formally admitted and receive the Archie Hunter Prize at the ICAS admission ceremony in Edinburgh in 2020.

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