RSM launches the ACCA and In­dus­try Ex­pe­ri­ence Pro­gramme

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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.

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