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Rothmans Havant Accountancy Competition

Rothmans Havant recently ran a competition with South Downs College to give students experience in applying accounting theory to a real-world commercial scenario; creating a cash budget for a new business start-up.

Georgina Stanley, who was selected as the winner by Rothmans Havant, won £100 and a week’s work experience with them.

Georgina said she would like to thank all the partners and staff at Rothmans for showing her how a real accountancy firm worked. She said, “Rothmans was a great experience as it put all that I had learnt over the year into practice and also added new challenges.”

Georgina also said that her work experience has affirmed her ambition of being an accountant. Richard Hutchinson, a partner at Rothmans, said that the competition finalists showed an impressive level of research and application. He said, “I believe Georgina did a good job on a variety of different tasks. She was keen to learn and not afraid of a new challenge.”

Rothmans and South Downs College have been working together for a couple of years with the partners coming into the College to give a talk to A2 students about career paths in accountancy.

Two South Downs former accountancy students are currently working at Rothmans, while returning to the College as part-time students on the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) course.

Photo shows Richard Hutchinson from Rothmans with winner Georgina Stanley.

Richard Hutchinson



Richard Hutchinson from Rothmans with winner Georgina and course tutor