Ramkumar Raman, an 18-year-old Indian boy from Dubai, became the youngest CA in the world to be affiliated with ACCA. He completed the tough course in just three years and now wants to pursue an MBA.
While most students start their degree courses at the age of 18, this young boy not only finished his Chartered Accountant course, but also became the youngest CA in the world.
Meet Ramkumar Raman, the 18-year-old Indian boy from The Indian High School in Dubai.
Raman has been recognised by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the global professional accounting body in the Gulf, as the youngest affiliate ever registered with them.
Raman, who is originally from Chennai, India, started his CA education in December 2012 and finished the course in three years in June 2015 by clearing 14 papers in the first attempt in Dubai. Initially, he decided to study for ACCA because he wanted to gain more knowledge in the field of accounting and finance. But he did not know that he would end up clearing it so fast.
According to Khaliji Times, Raman, hailing from a family of chartered accountants, used to get up at 6:00 am every day to study – even on holidays!
And to make sure his luck follows him to the examination hall, this superstitious boy wore the same shirt, pant, vest, socks and shoes and ate the same type of curries and rice, with potatoes, on all exam days.
Raman managed his CA studies along with his school and college studies. He usually took an average of 3.5 months to study for each exam which is held every June and December.
Many students fail to clear this hard-to-crack exam even after repetitive attempts, but Raman managed to pass all of his papers in the first attempt itself. He will now be working for three years as a CA to become a full-fledged ACCA member.
The London-headquartered ACCA has over 1,78,000 members and 4,55,000 students in 180 countries. While most of the ACCA candidates only start their journeys at 18 years of age, Raman has shown exceptional performance in the field.
He wants to obtain an MBA degree from the US, and eventually wants to follow a career in the field of investment banking.