May 25, 2018



We are very proud to announce the success of our graduate trainee Claire Machin, who recently achieved joint first in the world, for the March ICAEW tax compliance exam.

Claire joined Albert Goodman in 2016 as a graduate trainee and became a member of the Audit team in the Taunton office. Claire has had consistently high grades in all of her exams and well represents the hardworking members of staff employed at Albert Goodman. Albert Goodman is very proud of Claire’s achievements and is sure she will continue to be a great asset to the workforce.

607 people sat the most recent tax compliance exam globally, with 466 people passing it; out of those 607 people Claire achieved the joint highest grade and due to this has been awarded the prestigious ‘Knox prize’.

Claire comments, “I was very happy to learn that I earned the top grade in the world for the tax compliance exam, it definitely makes all of the hard work worthwhile! Throughout my studies, I have been provided with great support from both Albert Goodman and the tutors at First Intuition. I really enjoy working within the Audit team and I look forward to becoming an ACA fully qualified chartered accountant soon.”

Sophie Parkhouse, the Technical and Training director at Albert Goodman had this to say about Clair’s success; “The ICAEW examinations are extremely challenging. To gain a pass in any paper is a fantastic result, but to achieve the highest score in the world is absolutely remarkable. The level of dedication and effort that Claire has applied to her studies is truly commendable. She is a real credit to the firm!”


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