Store investment analyst Alex Piercey, 29, achieved the highest marks in the world in the latest Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) exams.
Alex, who works for Homebase at Home Retail Group, in Milton Keynes, studied with BPP’s distance learning programme and came top in the Enterprise Management exam with a score of 80 per cent, beating more than 5,000 others.
The exams were held in November and Alex also sat Financial Management (F2).
Alex has lived in and around Milton Keynes formore than three years and is originally from High Wycombe. He conducts investment appraisals and property based financial analysis, including investment in stores.
To become a Chartered Management Accountant, students need to complete 10 professional qualification exams across four years.
Alex said: “I am delighted to have done so well in my professional exams and to be on my way to becoming a qualified management accountant, winning the prize was fantastic. The exams were really tough and were hard work but I had a lot of support from both BPP, through which I studied, and also from my employer, Homebase. The qualification has given me not only the basic accounting skills but also helped me to understand the wider business context of my work.”