Accounting students score national success

ACCOUNTING students from Priestley College have proven they have the know-how to make a difference to Britain’s biggest companies.

A team of five took home the ‘Best Business Recommendation’ accolade from a national competition held by The Institute of Chartered Accountants, who are world leaders in accountancy and finance.

Peter Bann, Business Tutor at Priestley, said the team had proven they could deal with real business scenarios and make quick decisions.

“Some of the decisions they had to make were instant so they were put under pressure,” he said. “What they were very good at was thinking outside the box and arguing their points really well.”

The ICAEW 2012 BASE competition was held in Birmingham and saw teams from across the country putting their business brains to the test against each other.

Prizes were awarded for ‘most charismatic performance’ and ‘most organised’ team. The competition attracted entries from 250 schools – 1,500 students – and its aim was to increase awareness of the profession and develop desirable skills in the future workforce.

Peter said: “There were a lot of top schools and colleges there so it was great to be a part of the competition.”

Students who took part were Aalia Latif, Holly Broady, Charlotte Innstone, Jack Miller and Patrick Naughton.

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