A group of accounting students from Aberdeen’s Robert Gordon University proved to be a cut above by winning a task to create a business plan for a company to provide cookery classes for children.

Acumen Accountants and Advisors, based in Bon Accord House on Riverside Drive, entered into a partnership with the Aberdeen Business School to reward the students for their efforts during their first year of studies.

Students Emma Devnani, Morven Rapson, Fraser Simpson, Caleb Wake and Michael Rose came out on top to win a cash prize of £100 each.

Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Head of Department Accounting and Finance at Robert Gordon University, today paid tribute to Acumen for backing the project.

“At RGU we strive to develop our students into well rounded and effective accountants with strong interpersonal skills.

“This first year project has helped to develop some of those skills and employers say our students add significant and immediate value to their organisations.

“We are delighted that Acumen are continuing to support our Accounting and Finance students.

“Their recognition of our degree and talented students is testament to the superior industry led programme offered by RGU.”

Acumen Accountants and Advisors managing director Steven McKenzie, was delighted to once again support the students of RGU.

“This is the third time we have been a part of the Management Accounting Module at RGU and we hope to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

“We are keen to be involved with the next generation of professionals, many of our staff studied at RGU so it is good for us to have a relationship with the nearby University. One of the winning students from this project last year joined us for placement.

“The project mimics real life situations which the students will encounter in their working lives after graduation so it is an extremely worthwhile exercise.”

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