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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
—Roger Acton, director-Europe, ACCA

Two accountancy bodies extend their historic partnership to offer more opportunities to students in Malta

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:

ACCA 
Tel: +44 (0)141 582 2000

The Malta Institute of Accountants  
Tel: +356 21323991

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Notes to Editors

  1. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 
  2. We support our 154,000 members and 432,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 80 offices and centres and more than 8,400 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence. 
  3. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.