An employee from Blackburn based accountancy and business advisory group, Pierce has gained the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification to become a Chartered Accountant.
For the past four years Waqas UrRehman has combined his full-time role as an accountant whilst studying for his accreditation.
Waqas said: “I’m delighted to have gained this qualification. I’ve been studying for this over the past four years as I had a gap to get married, so I’m really happy to have finally achieved it.
“I’ve had lots of support from my colleagues here, they have been really flexible with me so I could fit in time to study. Our Managing Director Jimmy King gave me advice about the best way to revise too which really helped.”
Waqas joined Pierce three years ago from a smaller accountancy firm as he was looking to progress in his career.
Now he has gained the qualification, Waqas will spend time developing in his role as well as spending more time with his wife and 9-month-old son outside of work.
Waqas added: “My advice to anyone looking to become a Chartered Accountant would be to not have a break in their studies like I did. Gaining the qualification is really hard work, but completely worth it.”
Jane Smith, Associate Director at Pierce said: “We’re extremely proud of Waqas as he has worked tirelessly to become a Chartered Accountant. Combining a full-time job with his studies and raising a young family is very tough but he managed to do it with a smile on his face.”
“He is a credit to the company, and I know he will do a fantastic job ongoing”
Pierce, which celebrated its 90th birthday last year, has 65 employees who cover all areas of accounting and business advisory services providing not only the critical numbers, but most importantly the advice that goes alongside them, whether it’s protection of assets, business consultancy, structuring, R&D and much more.