Johnston Carmichael awards audit students with cash prize

The firm has awarded cash prizes to three top audit students at Robert Gordon University

Johnston Carmichael, has awarded cash prizes to the three top audit students at Robert Gordon University.

In July 2020, Johnston Carmichael’s Aberdeen audit team agreed to sponsor an auditing module for third year students studying Accounting and Finance at Robert Gordon University, providing cash prizes to the top three students with the highest course marks for the module.

At the end of the module, the three winning students were revealed to be Donald Anderson, Zain Choudry, and Claire Nichols, in first, second, and third place respectively. 

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All three students attended a socially-distanced prize-giving at Johnston Carmichael’s Aberdeen office on Monday 12 July 2021, and met with audit partner Graeme Fraser and audit senior manager Lisa Thomson.

Johnston Carmichael said it shares a “close working relationship” with further education providers around the country, and has collaborated with Robert Gordon University for several years. 

The firm’s north-east offices take on third-year placement students from the university each year, and a number of Johnston Carmichael staff are also part of the RGU Graduate Apprenticeship scheme. 

Graeme Fraser, audit partner, said: “One of our core values at Johnston Carmichael is leading our future, and so supporting the next generation of accounting and finance professionals is very important to us. 

“It was fantastic to meet Donald, Zain, and Claire, and it’s very encouraging to see such burgeoning young talent coming into our industry. I wish them well with the rest of their studies and have no doubt that they will continue to excel.”

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