RSM launches the ACCA and Industry Experience Programme
RSM has launched a new programme to support young individuals in Malta wishing to gain the ACCA qualification whilst getting hands-on experience through their studies.
The RSM Industry Experience Programme will support young people to qualify as an ACCA graduate while providing the necessary work exposure to complement theoretical learning with real, every day industry experience.
RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 760 offices and more than 38,000 people internationally. The network’s total fee income is $4.64 billion and it has been present in Malta for 11 years.
Maria Micallef, Managing Partner at RSM in Malta said, “Investing, nurturing and retaining talent is a challenge faced by any organization. As a firm, we are committed to help our clients move forward with confidence and every person in our team has a contribution to make towards achieving this objective. Our Industry Experience Programme is an excellent opportunity for young people to get qualified while earning some money and an invaluable work experience in one of Malta’s largest mid-tier firms.”
The ACCA qualification is split into two levels – the Fundamental examinations made up of 9 modules and the Professional level consisting of 5 modules.
In order to start the Fundamental level of the ACCA qualification, candidates must have certain pre-qualifications for eligibility, including a completed Matriculation Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Levels and Ordinary Levels. For a full list of the different eligible options, candidates may visit the ACCA website.
It is envisaged that the tuition model offered by RSM will take 2 years to complete the Foundation level and another year to complete the Professional level.
RSM will cover the ACCA tuition costs and will offer a paid 20 hour working week to allow study time for the Fundamental exams. In addition, RSM will also offer a study grant, paid study leave and all statutory benefits, like vacation and sick leave, on a pro-rata basis.
Once students reach the Professional level, RSM will continue supporting the study programme through financial support for the tuition costs and also by providing paid study leave. The gross annual salary will be increased in line with the passes earned in Professional exams and also in line with the hours spent at work.
Interested candidates who do not have the necessary pre-qualifications to start the ACCA (at the Fundamental level) are urged to get in touch with RSM to consider other basic certificate options leading to attaining basic pre-requisites towards the ACCA route.
Further information on the RSM Industry Experience Programme may be accessed on the RSM Malta website.