Those Who Excel

ACCA members on their individual paths to success

Those Who Excel – bringing member stories to life

Member stories

What does it take to excel? There are many routes to a great career and it may start with a dream. Success doesn’t always come easily and there are personal challenges to face along the way. But with perseverance you can reach your goals.

Farah Iqbal

Planning and performance manager, BP Plc, ACCA member

As a teenager growing up in Hounslow, London, my ambition was to travel the world—but I never imagined myself 3,000 miles away on the coast of Senegal…

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Steve Cox

Chief evangelist, IRIS Software Group, ACCA member

I’d always had a love for numbers and I got talking to a couple of accountants and finance managers about their roles. They explained how what they did might be in the background but it was really important...

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Natalie Adele

Senior accountant, Invicta Law Ltd, ACCA member

It was incredibly stressful, and during this whole time I was working and studying. I recall when dad had an operation on the day I had an exam. I passed all my ACCA exams the first time apart from my final one, which I failed by 4%....

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