City accountant is best in the world

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JONATHAN Simons is the world’s best new accountant - and it’s official.

He beat more than 14,000 other Association of Chartered Certified Accountants students from around the world to finish top in his Advanced Audit and Assurance exam.

Jonathan, from Milton Keynes, works for Grant Thornton as an executive within their audit section.

Malcolm Gomersall Grant Thornton Milton Keynes Office Managing Partner said: “Grant Thornton is delighted for Jonathan and his colleagues in the Milton Keynes office are particularly proud of his achievement.

“Very good people are the key to our business and Jonathan is proof that hiring the right people and providing them with training and development for personal growth will bring business success and job satisfaction.”