British Virgin Islands insolvency and restructuring firm, Kalo, has announced that two of its case administrators have achieved exam success in their ACCA studies.  

BVI-Islanders, Devon Letteen and Shaneé Black are both studying towards the internationally recognised accountancy qualification, and having passed their latest units successfully they will now move on to the next round of exams.

The two BVI team members have been studying towards the ACCA qualification at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Tortola. However, since Hurricane Irma hit the BVI last year, both have had to continue their studies with restricted local teaching support for extended periods.

Paul Pretlove, managing director of Kalo in the BVI, said: “Kalo is always striving to hire homegrown talent from the BVI. Because the BVI has a relatively small population, we inevitably have to import some expertise, but the perfect scenario for us is that we can train and develop staff for whom the BVI is home - and then have them come up through the ranks with Kalo.”

“We are incredibly proud that, despite considerable adversity over the past year, Devon and Shaneé have applied themselves and proved that they are extremely resourceful and committed to their studies. We wish them well on their journey to ACCA status and Kalo will continue to offer them our full support.”

Shaneé Black commented: “I am very grateful for the support Kalo has provided to me on my ACCA journey and am excited to watch my career develop as I hone my skills and experience at the firm. I have received a great combination of hands-on experience, mentoring and support from the team here and I know they will continue to support me in my workplace and educational goals.”

Devon Letteen added: “I’ve had the chance to work on some fascinating and complex matters at Kalo, alongside the firm’s experienced staff. Having this qualification in accountancy is fundamental to being able to progress my career and there are lots of opportunities for growth at Kalo - so I’m working hard to ensure I achieve my goals.”

Photo caption:Devon Letteen and Shaneé Black, case administrators with Kalo in the BVI.