A graduate of a Chasidic Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York has received the highest grade on Israel’s difficult CPA audit exam.
Menachem Abramovitz, a Gerrer Chosid who currently lives with his family in Beit Shemesh, began studying accounting with his Rabbis’ blessings and advice.
The 29-year-old father of three gradated from Yeshiva Yagdil Torah in Boro Park. After getting married, he learned for around 5 years in the Mir Kollel, and is considered to be a close Talmid of Rav Asher Arieli.
The Israeli CPA exams have always been known to be grueling tests, especially the section focusing on audit – reportedly just 34 percent of the 100 who sat for the exam.
Menachem was informed last week that he had the highest grade on the July exam – earning a 79 in audit. He is set to be honored at The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel (ICPAI) awards ceremony in Binyanei Hauma on February 4th, and was given the opportunity to address the crowd.
The accounting exams in Israel are intentionally created to be difficult, to maintain an adequate number of certified accountants in the workforce.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)