By British Council Nigeria

22 April 2020 - 14:03

Thanks to You Esosa Omorenuwa many financial organisations in Nigeria are recognising the benefits of supporting their staff to attain international, certified professional qualifications to improve the quality of their operations and the career development of staff.

The benefit of becoming an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) member is innumerable. It is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body with over 300,000 students and members. ACCA membership is one of the most respected qualifications that is globally recognised. Once achieved, you become part of an elite group of the world's leading accounting professionals greatly opening up international opportunities for employment as well as entrepreneurship.

British Council in Nigeria administers professional exams on behalf of UK institutions and organisations at centres in Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt and Kano offering young adults the chance to earn an internationally-recognised, UK qualification from within Nigeria. The ACCA is one of such exams. The British Council not only offers the exams but also provides instruction, guidance and training as required by the individual, in line with their educational requirement.

As part of its call for stories to mark its 75th Anniversary in Nigeria, the British Council received an impact story from Esosa Omorenuwa who described her journey with the British Council following a decision to qualify for ACCA membership.

Esosa Omorenuwa decided to become ACCA qualified after completing a BSc in Economics and Finance at the University of Benin in Nigeria. She had begun a career as a credit analyst in a bank and wanted to improve her career options as well as expand her knowledge in the field of accountancy. She contacted the British Council to register and wrote her first exams in 2018. Esosa won 4 national top performer awards for being the highest scorer in Nigeria for 4 exams, all of which were administered by the British Council.

She has now completed the examination component of the ACCA qualification and is now in the process of meeting the practical experience requirements to qualify for full membership.

The impact this qualification process has had on Esosa is tangible. According to her, “I have gained valuable skills, which have proved crucial in my current job role as a finance professional and it has opened the door to exciting new possibilities for me; both within and outside Nigeria”.