Theresa Noel was one of two affiliates from Grenada who attended the ACCA/ICATT graduation ceremony held recently in Trinidad on October 5 th at the Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre. Theresa along with fellow countryman Wayne Nelson was present at the event to receive their certificates of completion. The ceremony honoured some 245 affiliates from the December 2007 and June 2008 exam sittings who had successfully completed the ACCA qualification. There were 8 graduating affiliates from Grenada among the honourees. Theresa was also awarded the bpTT Platinum Award for top performance in the Essentials module examinations. This award is presented to the affiliate completing the Essentials module in the first attempt in not more than two consecutive attempts with the highest average mark of those who sat the exam. The minimum grade is fifty percent. The Essentials module consists of three papers, P1 Professional Accountant, P2 Corporate Reporting and P3 Business Analysis.
Theresa began studying for the ACCA Qualification in July 2004 just two months before the devastating passage of Hurricane Ivan in September which ravaged the island of Grenada . With nowhere to study and no electricity supply, Theresa had to weigh her options carefully, but she was determined to continue her course of study given the limitations with which she was faced. Studying using lamps and candles, Theresa managed to sit and pass the December 2004 exams. She has kept up a rigorous schedule of study since then, attributing her success to the many study aids that she used including the study texts, revision kit and keeping up to date with business and financial developments via ACCA’s Student Accountant magazine and technical articles written by examiners. She was quick to add that the support of her husband and family were paramount to allowing her the time she needed to study.
Currently employed at Grensure Fire & General Insurances Limited ( Grenada ) as the Financial and Operations Consultant, Theresa has a future goal in mind of obtaining her Masters in Accounting, opening up the possibilities to the path of first female CEO of the company. Brenda Lee Tang, recently appointed Head of Corporate Development at the ACCA Caribbean office said “Theresa must be congratulated on her excellent performance particularly in the face of the adversity she faced at the beginning. I am confident that news of her success will inspire others to follow in her footsteps. We are especially proud of her and all our Grenadian affiliates.” Other affiliates from Grenada who graduated are: Tricia Melville, Inette Munro, Jesse Sylvester, Samantha Blackburn, Shallene Gooding, Wayne Nelson and Alexander Roberts.
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