At the time, Desmond had won 3 top ACCA awards (P7, F8 &P1)
Winning those three awards made Desmond the first Ghanaian to have won all three awards in Advance Audit and Assurance, Audit and Assurance and Governance, Risk and Ethics Examinations respectively.
Out of about 12k plus candidates, Desmond Bredu placed 2nd in Advanced Audit and Assurance at the March 2018 examination sitting, 10th in Audit and Assurance in March 2017 examination sitting, and 15th in Governance, Risk and Ethics at the September 2017 examination sitting in the Worldwide rankings.
However, he won the first place awards for all the papers mentioned above in Ghana’s rankings.
Fast forward, two years down the line, his employer STANLIB is recognizing the genius in him after nurturing him for years.
Yesterday, the company he works for awarded him as the Employee of the Year (2019).
“You go above and beyond. Excellent work,” read the note on his award.
In our 2018 exclusive interview with Desmond, he clearly indicated the influence his company STANLIB has had on him.
“What else contributed to your success? Aside God of course and your amazing self-teaching abilities,” we asked him.
“Work and family. My work environment helped. Naturally, I think in things like this, you need bosses who’d be supportive of what you’re doing. Mine has been amazing. STANLIB Ghana Limited is like a family and the bosses are unbelievable. It’s actually my boss who pushed me to do the ACCA. Also, my family has been amazing in ways I cannot describe to you,” Desmond answered.