Roshan Ramesh became the first self-funded student based in the United Arab Emirates to win the Watts prize in the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification exam.
The 22-year-old Ramesh also topped the ICAEW Chartered Accountant test, which is a global standard for accountancy. He won the Watts prize by scoring the highest marks (i.e. 98%) in the Audit and Assurance paper. If you’re looking to study abroad in UAE and be like Ramesh, many universities offer a comprehensive curriculum system for students pursuing a degree in accountancy or other courses.
The ICAEW Chartered Accountant test has a good reputation that 97% of the 100 Best Global Brands hire ICAEW Chartered Accountants, according to an Emirates 24|7 report. In the U.K., 84% of FTSE 100 companies’ boards have an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
Much of these professionals later become the heads and leaders of their respective organizations.
Work and Academics
Ramesh completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance with honors at the Warwick Business School in the U.K. He said the ICAEW exam’s distinction as the global standard for accountancy led him to decide in taking up the exam in December 2015.
More than 145,000 professionals from over 160 countries participate in the test. Ramesh prepared to the exam by being independent, studying without enlisting help from review centers or support studies. With his score, it is impressive to emerge on top of a highly lauded accountancy test.
The completed test allowed him to step closer towards becoming a fully qualified CAEW Chartered Accountant. The next requirement involves 450 days of work experience.
PricewaterhouseCoopers will welcome Ramesh as its new employee in its Dubai office in September. An alumni of Delhi Private School, he believes that the qualification not only provides technical education in accountancy, but also in finance, tax, law, ethics and business management. It also helps in providing students with a firm foothold in their chosen careers, as they set out to become successful in the corporate world.
Studying abroad can be an eye opener and a great experience to students, and Ramesh is just an example.