Philip’s hard work pays off as he embarks on a career in accounting.

Posted on 22nd August 2016

Chester accounting firm Ellis and Co has generously recognised the achievement of a student who has hit all the right numbers to achieve the highest marks on his Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Chester.

Philip receives his prize from Robert Ellis at the University’s Queen’s Park Campus.
Philip receives his prize from Robert Ellis at the University’s Queen’s Park Campus.

Philip Edwards, 21, from Tranmere on the Wirral, has studied the three year degree course at the University’s Business School in Queen’s Park, Chester and is the highest performing student out of a class of 65. He was thrilled to be awarded with a cheque in recognition by Robert Ellis of Chester firm Ellis and Co, which has worked closely with the University and recently employed one of its graduates.

The popular degree course is proving a hit, as it moves up to rank 14th out of 110 accountancy and finance courses in the Guardian League table 2017 and scoring highly with its students who are ‘highly satisfied’ with the course.

Philip, who is applying to the top four accounting firms, said: “Any recognition is good and it is great to see all the revision paying off. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the November graduation ceremony.” 

He also rates the growing course and its great teaching staff “who make it easy to understand” as well as the new Campus, where he has been for the final year of his studies. 

Philip is aiming to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAEW

(the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and because the course carries exemptions from awarding bodies, (the highest number possible for a University), Philip will only need to complete eight instead of 15 exams to become a fully chartered accountant, which is an excellent start to his career.

Robert Ellis, Director of Ellis and Co, said: “Ellis Accounting is delighted to support this award and it is heartening to see such thriving graduates coming through. I wish Philip every success.”

Helen Clayfield, Programme Leader in Accountancy and Finance at the University, said: “Phillip was an excellent student. He showed drive and commitment throughout his time on the Accounting and Finance programme and thoroughly deserves the award he received. I wish him every success in his accountancy career.”