GEORGE NEWS - Devin Kruger, a 2013 Glenwood House matriculant, is "overwhelmed" after he received the news on 11 April that he shares the worldwide first place in the international Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Cima) exam of February 2019.
Kruger, who will be completing his management accounting articles next year at Moore Stephens Management Services in Stellenbosch, told the George Herald, "I am still in disbelief, but overwhelmed that the hard work accumulated over the years has led to something of significance."
He is following in the footsteps of his proud dad, Gerhard Kruger of K&M Management and Investment Services in George. "Devin is an extremely dedicated and focused young man. He grew up in George and attended Outeniqua Primary before enrolling at Glenwood," said Gerhard.
Kruger Jr has had to write a number of professional exams over the past 16 months, with the exam in strategic case study the last of the Cima exams he had to take to qualify as a professional chartered global management accountant.
"I believe it will open doors for me, but I have always been of the opinion that a qualification alone is not enough. I am very goal orientated. Everything you do, you should do to the best of your ability. You cannot just expect opportunities to come your way," he says.
He has already received recognition on various platforms internationally, through the university faculty and Moore Stephens sharing his accomplishment on websites worldwide.
Kruger earned his B Com (Management Accounting) degree at Stellenbosch University and went on to complete his Hons B Com (Management Accounting) degree in 2017 before starting his articles at Moore Stephens.
"Since I was a child, I had the idea of following the same career as my dad, and the more I learned about what he was actually doing, the more I realised this was for me. I don't want to be an auditor, I'd rather be involved on the management side of a business."
He still wants to obtain his chartered financial analyst qualification, but at a later stage. For now, he is concentrating on completing his articles.
His advice to other up-and-coming young professionals is, "Trust the system and work hard. There is no shortcut to achieving success."
This driven young man also likes the outdoors, cycling and running.
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