Chartered status for financial controller

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A financial controller from a Truro-based organisation has gained chartered status after completing three years of studying.

Gemma Brenton, financial controller at Swallowcourt Care Homes, achieved the qualification after completing her Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) programme.

She explained: “This is an overall business qualification that has given me the theoretical knowledge of finance, enterprise and performance, that will back up the experience I have gained through my role.”

Swallowcourt, which has six care homes in Cornwall, was founded over 30 years ago when it opened its first care home, The Poldhu.

Swallowcourt’s chairman, Stephen Keely, added: “I’m absolutely delighted that Gemma has achieved chartered status.

“I know how hard she has worked over the last three years to achieve this. She has a huge amount of experience within finance and the qualification will really underpin that and help with our ongoing success.”