Nineteen-year-old Solomon Etornam Asuhene of the La English Assembly of The Church of Pentecost is currently the youngest Chartered Accountant in Ghana after successfully passing all three levels of the Chartered Accountants (CA) professional examinations.
The record-breaking feat was conferred on him by the Institute for Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) at the recently-held 32nd ICAG Graduation and Admission Ceremony in Accra on Saturday, 27 April 2019.
Mr Asuhene wrote three papers out of four and deferred one in the first level of the CA examination. In Level 2 of the examination, he took all six courses required and wrote seven papers including the one from the previous part. In the final part, he wrote two courses at the first attempt and the other two on the next attempt, thereby passing all 14 papers as required by ICAG.
Speaking to Pentecost News, Mr Asuhene revealed that it has been his objective to become a Chartered Accountant as a teenager so as to be able to explore many other opportunities that may come his way.
He encouraged others who are pursuing higher heights in their professional careers to keep working hard regardless of the challenges they may encounter in life. “Despite my humble background, I didn’t give myself any excuse. I worked very hard to make my dream of becoming the youngest Accountant in Ghana happen and now I have excelled by the grace of God,” he said.
Solomon is currently majoring in Insurance at the Finance Department of the Business School of the University of Ghana. He serves as the Organising Secretary of the UGBS Student Council. He is also an active student with tremendous contributions to co-curricular activities.
Mr Asuhene aspires to help local entrepreneurs conceptualise their business ideas, add value to their products and services, and grow their businesses to be globally competitive.