ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and MIA (the Malta Institute of Accountants) have signed a new agreement extending the existing Joint Examination Scheme (JES) to incorporate ACCA’s Foundations in Accountancy suite of entry-level awards. This agreement signals the continuation of a successful history of partnership working between the two accountancy bodies.
Roger Acton, director-Europe at ACCA, joined MIA’s president, Anthony Doublet, to sign the Foundations in Accountancy Joint Examination Scheme (JES) and renew the ACCA Qualification Professional Level JES. The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education & Employment, Dr. James Calleja, in representation of the Minister the Hon. Dolores Christina, was also present at the signing event, signalling the Ministry’s support of this development for the local profession.
Roger Acton said: 'Working with other bodies is a vital part of ACCA’s strategy and also encompasses one of our core values, that of innovation. Through working with other organisations and people, we can come up with and discuss fresh ideas to keep the accountancy profession advanced. By working together, we can ensure both bodies are training and developing accountants for the future.'
Anthony Doublet concluded: 'I am delighted to be extending this partnership which leads to both ACCA and MIA qualifications; allowing students to complete the examination requirements for membership of both ACCA and the MIA. This offers many opportunities for members and supports lifelong career and development needs.'
This new agreement will take effect from 24 September and any new students registering to study Foundations in Accountancy after this date will do so under the JES. The first exam session will be held in December 2012.
Existing ACCA Foundations in Accountancy students in Malta will all be notified directly by ACCA, however any questions can be directed to MIA or ACCA at the following contact details:
Tel: +44 (0)141 582 2000
The Malta Institute of Accountants
Tel: +356 21323991