Celestine Esi Adzayi, a graduate of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), was crowned as the Overall Best Candidate at the 37th Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) graduation ceremony.
Celestine also emerged as Best First Attempt and Best Female Candidate of the Level 3 CA professional examination.
Prior to her joining the institute on scholarship, the 25-year-old graduated from the University of Education, Winneba with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting) in 2020.
In an interview with JoyBusiness, Celestine revealed that she was inspired by her lecturer, Samuel Gameli Gadzo, currently the Head of the Department of Applied Finance and Policy Management, School of Business at the University.
Celestine admonished accounting and auditing professionals to adhere to industry practice to protect the image of the profession.
“For you to be recognised as a professional and certified accountant, you need to write the exam to be able to be admitted by the institute. So I urge all practitioners out there to abide by the profession’s code of ethics,” she said.
Meanwhile, Elliot Akplaga and Frank Owusu emerged as the overall best candidates for Level 2 and Level 1 respectively.
In all, 439 qualified accountants were issued certificates and 563 new members were inducted into the institute, having satisfied specific qualification criteria including 19 Accounting Technician Scheme West Africa (ATSWA) graduands.
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