Ekaterina Christova (known as Kati), an Economics student from the University of Cambridge Robinson College was announced the Future CFO of the Year 2017 winner at the final award ceremony on 21 April. Kati wins a one week’s trip to New York and Washington D.C. to gain an insight into the role of a finance professional in the US, visiting ACCA’s US office and learning first-hand what it’s like to live and work in one of the world’s largest metropolitan and finance capitals.
John Williams, head of ACCA UK said, “This is the third year we’ve held the undergraduate of the year Future CFO competition and the quality of entrants this year was incredibly high. Kati, this year’s Future CFO winner has shown the right ambition to make her mark and has demonstrated a strong interest in the value finance can bring to a business. We’re delighted that this year’s prize will provide Kati with international exposure into business and finance industry, which is essential for a successful career as a CFO. This is an invaluable opportunity to expand her professional network, as well as a great chance to sightsee. Congratulations Kati, we hope you make the most out of every opportunity the trip brings.”
Kati was one of ten finalists shortlisted for the award. Over 150 students entered this year’s Future CFO competition. 16 candidates were invited to an assessment day at ACCA’s London HQ where they heard from Rob Mutchell, Executive Assistant to Downstream CFO at BP, and took part in a series of roundtables and presentations before being whittled down to the final shortlist.
Entrants needed to be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK, have a minimum of 300 UCAS points, be on track to achieve a 2.1 or above and have the right to work in the UK after graduation.
Molly Ashton, an accounting and finance student at the University of Nottingham won a trip to ACCA’s Brussels office and a tour around the European Commission and European Parliament in last year’s competition.
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