The Chief Finance Officer of the Rochester Bridge Trust has been recognised for her commitment to the accounting profession.
Paula Puxty has received the coveted title of Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. This means she can now use FCA after her name, instead of ACA (Associate).
Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001, Paula has been working towards this status for almost 20 years. She said: “I still remember the hard work that was required in order to achieve the ACA qualification in the first place: juggling long days of professional practical experience with hours of studying and exams was extremely challenging but worth the effort.
“At times my career has taken a back seat to being a mum to two young children, another important part of my life and personal development. Having been ‘back in the saddle’ for the last four years in my role as Chief Finance Officer for the Rochester Bridge Trust, now felt like the appropriate time to apply for fellowship status.
“I am very proud to have received this title.”
Fellowship status is recognised globally and demonstrates the comprehensive level of experience acquired during at least ten years post-qualification, as well as a commitment to ongoing learning through continuing professional development. This ensures those with the FCA designation are recognised as working to the highest ethical and technical standards in the industry.