Four of the Wits School of Accountancy’s graduates are once again at the top of the Part II Professional Examinations set by SAICA and IRBA, with a Wits graduate also claiming first place for the second consecutive year.

The Part II results released on Friday, 22 February 2013, by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA), are the culmination of at least six years of studying and training and form the final academic hurdle to be crossed in order to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (SA).

For the Part II examination, candidates choose to write either the Professional Practice Exam (PPE) set by the IRBA or the Financial Management Exam (FME) set by the SAICA. These are results of the examinations written in November 2012.

Four Wits graduates were placed in the top five for the Professional Practice Examination, all passing with honours.

Nicole Wainer attained first place while Tamar Schamroth claimed the third position. Fourth place is jointly shared by Caeleigh Britton and Jessica Jones.

In addition, five Wits graduates were placed in the top 10 for the Financial Management Exam and two passed with honours.

Honours passes were netted by Leanne Hackner at second place, Anton Friedlander at fourth position; Candace Stuhler at eight position while Robert Peche and Ori Shushan share tenth position.

“I am delighted that the Wits graduates have once again excelled. We are particularly pleased with our contribution to the transformation of the profession and our previously disadvantaged candidates achieved an impressive pass rate,” says Prof. Jackie Arendse, Head of the School of Accounting.

Of the 149 candidates in this category who sat for the exams, 83% can now boast to be chartered accountants having successfully completed all the required board exams.  

Click here to view Wits’ performance in the 2012 examinations.

The School of Accountancy has a SAICA Level 1 accreditation status, which is the highest level of accreditation awarded by SAICA

Article source: Wits Newsroom