SEVEN Butterfield employees are celebrating having successfully completed qualifications in a variety of professional examinations.
Hannah Yerby, a trust officer, was awarded the STEP student of the year 2012 award at the STEP Guernsey Branch Conference last week.
Ms Yerby received the award for her STEP diploma which involved four modules in Trust Creation, Company Law, Administration & Accounting and Trustee Investments.
To receive the student of the year award the student has to achieve the highest aggregate mark across all four of the module papers.
“I gained a distinction for each module and achieved the top mark in Guernsey in three of the four modules which I am really pleased with,” said Ms Yerby.
“I particularly enjoyed the Trustee Investment module which covered the different types of investments, how to analyse their performance and a trustee’s role in selecting, monitoring and reviewing them.”
“I am really proud to have won the award. Studying for the diploma has furthered my knowledge in the trust arena and has helped me to grow and extend my role at Butterfield,” said Ms Yerby.
Danielle Le Gallez, assistant trust officer, also undertook the STEP Diploma last year and achieved a mark of 90% in the Trustee Investment and Financial Appraisal module.
Holly Woodford, a trust administrator, Devina Mokram, a client accountant, and Lisa Allen, a trust officer, all completed the STEP Foundation Certificate in International Trust Management this year. The qualification, which covers trust and company management, has ten modules and one exam.
Already ACCA qualified, Ms Mokram decided to study for the STEP qualification because it is highly regarded in the fiduciary industry. Ms Mokram, Ms Woodford and Ms Allen are now studying for the STEP Diploma.
Darragh Lee, a Manager within the Investment Management department team at Butterfield, completed the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Diploma in Investment Compliance in December 2012.
The Diploma covered the FSA regulations in place at the time, the future regulatory environment under the FCA and PRA, the practical implementation of the regulations, all with an emphasis on the ethical element.
Radek Sadowski, who already holds his Certified Accounting Technician qualification, has extended his technical skills by completing the ACCA qualification.
Mr Sadowski, is keen to develop his career in management so was particularly interested in the Advanced Performance Management and Business Analysis modules of the course.
“It’s great to see so many of our employees achieve such impressive results in professional qualifications,” said John Robinson, Managing Director of Butterfield Bank (Guernsey) Limited.
“Completing these courses requires great commitment and hard work. It is really encouraging that our employees are so dedicated to their professional development and we applaud them for their fantastic efforts.”
Category: Finance & Business