Toronto School of Management student, Cheryl Ranganadhan, achieved the highest mark in North America in an ACCA paper in the June 2021 examinations.
Cheryl, who had obtained the outstanding result in the Audit and Assurance (AA) paper, is placed eighth in the world for the same paper. Cheryl expressed her gratitude towards the support and encouragement she has received from her “family, TSoM’s Academic Manager, Professor and classmates”.
She said: “It’s true that you can’t accomplish your goals by hard work alone – you need a clear direction to reach success! I got it through taking my TSoM program, and for that I will be forever thankful.”
Cheryl’s professor, Larry Yarmolinsky, said he hoped Cheryl’s story will inspire others at TSoM. He said: “As a TSoM student, you embody the traits that our institute strives to impart to all our students and staff. “May your story inspire our fellow TSoM family to always aim for excellence and give our best in all our endeavours. You truly deserve this recognition!”
Academic Manager of ACCA, Mahmood Khan, described Cheryl’s achievement as an “incredible feat”. He said: “I am truly honoured to witness this milestone in Cheryl’s journey to success. “This incredible feat is a testament that through hard work and perseverance, we can achieve our goals, no matter how hard they may seem. Congratulations, Cheryl!”
Cheryl also used her achievement to tell others to “dream big”. She said: “Believe in yourself, dream big! However, you must also be prepared to endure all the challenges ahead in order to achieve your dreams. “Make time to review all the necessary information that you’ll need, focus on the methods you have learned, and aim to complete the exam.”