Exceptional accountancy student wins an ACCA Award - ACCA recognises outstanding achievement by German student


13 Apr 2011


Euro & Finance
Trade & Society

Press release

Mareike Crone from Frankfurt-am-Main in Germany is one of 33 students to win a global award from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) for outstanding performance in their 2010 exams.

Mareike is an ACCA Prizewinner for scoring the highest mark in the ACCA Qualification for Paper F8 which focuses on Audit and Assurance. In 2010, over 205,000 students sat ACCA exams.

Roger Acton, ACCA’s director for Europe and Americas, says: “I am very happy for Miss Crone. Her hard work and efforts have been rewarded by exceptional results. This award is just a small way for ACCA to say well done to her.”

Mareike Crone is an Assistant Manager – Risk & Compliance – for KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Germany. When asked why she chose the ACCA Qualification over the other professional qualifications available, she said: “Having spent time abroad during school and university I decided to gain an accounting qualification that is accepted on a global level and I felt that ACCA is becoming increasingly popular worldwide.

“Also, I found the flexibility that ACCA gives the students in being able to choose how many exams to take at a time and how to combine them appealing” she added.

After exam results are released, ACCA recognises exceptionally talented students from around the world. Awards are given to the highest performing ACCA and CAT students.

Roger Acton says: “All the students who have won an award are truly exceptional. I hope they are successful in their future careers and they achieve the goals they have set for themselves.”

For further information, please contact:

Nick Cosgrove, ACCA Newsroom
+44 (0)20 7059 5989
+44 (0)7963 496144

Notes to Editors

  1. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
  1. We support our 140,000 members and 404,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,000 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
  1. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.


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