Approved Employer: Grant Thornton

We asked Grant Thornton why they chose ACCA's Approved Employer programme and how it's benefitted them

Why did you choose to become an ACCA Approved Employer?

Becoming an ACCA Approved Employer was a strategic decision rooted in our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence within our organisation. ACCA's reputation for rigorous qualification standards and commitment to professional development aligns seamlessly with our values. By partnering with ACCA as an Approved Employer, we demonstrate our dedication to fostering a culture of continuous learning, ethical behavior, and technical proficiency among our finance and accounting professionals.

How has this designation contributed to your organisation's success?

The ACCA Approved Employer designation has significantly contributed to our organisation's success in several ways. Firstly, it has enhanced our credibility in the industry, establishing us as an employer of choice for finance and accounting professionals. This has positively impacted our reputation, helping us attract top talent and clients who value the assurance of working with a team committed to the highest professional standards. Additionally, the ACCA framework has facilitated the development of our employees, enabling them to stay abreast of industry trends and advancements, thereby contributing to our overall competitiveness and success in the market.

What specific advantages have you experienced in terms of recruitment?

Being an ACCA Approved Employer has provided us with a competitive edge in the recruitment landscape. Job seekers and professionals in the finance and accounting field recognise the value of an ACCA qualification, and our Approved Employer status signals to potential candidates that we are committed to their professional growth and development. This has resulted in attracting a pool of highly skilled and motivated individuals who are aligned with our organisational goals. The ACCA affiliation serves as a powerful recruitment tool, allowing us to attract talent that is not only qualified but also shares our commitment to ethical practices and continuous improvement.

In what ways has ACCA support helped you maintain high standards in professional development and training?

ACCA's support has been instrumental in maintaining and elevating our standards in professional development and training. The organisation provides a robust framework and resources that align with industry best practices, ensuring that our training programs are comprehensive and tailored to the evolving needs of the finance and accounting profession. The access to ACCA's extensive network of experts and continuous updates on regulatory changes equips our team with the knowledge and skills required to navigate complex financial landscapes. The support from ACCA is not just about maintaining standards but exceeding them, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within our organisation.

We at Grant Thornton, encourage and support our employees to obtain the ACCA Qualification. We offer financial reimbursement for exam fees and study materials and provide paid leaves for preparation and examinations and recognise and celebrate employees' achievements as they progress through the ACCA qualification. We strongly believe that offering support for professional development, such as obtaining ACCA certification, can boost employee morale and loyalty. It demonstrates that our organisation is invested in the growth and success of its employees.