Local accountants become first ‘platinum’ employers

| 13/07/2010

(CNS): KPMG has become the first company in the Cayman Islands to achieve the highest accolade for training and employment award by theglobal professional accounting body ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). The local firm has qualified as an ACCA Approved Employer for trainee development at the Platinum Level. KPMG is the first organization in the Cayman Islands to attain this status which will allow them access to specialized services and knowledge through ACCA customized for approved employers. ACCA said this was the highest level an organization can attain in its Approved Employer Programme and acknowledges that KPMG’s learning and development systems are on par with global best practice.

 
Paula Marcelle-Irish, Manager ACCA Northern Caribbean congratulated the firm on its proven commitment to the training and development of its employees.
 
“It was a pleasure to have collaborated with KPMG in the Cayman Islands on this process,” she said. “From the beginning, it was evident that KPMG has a robust and structured training and development system that successfully supports and develops their trainees. This achievement is historic for two reasons, firstly, KPMG is the first and only firm in the Cayman Islands to have received ACCA Approved Employer Status for Trainee Development and secondly, Platinum Level status is the highest level of the Trainee Development stream. We warmly congratulate them on such an achievement.” 
 
Marcelle-Irish explained that it would also help fast track the young employees.
 
“I am certain that those trainees pursuing the ACCA qualification are equally happy as they can be now exempted from having to complete the Trainee Development Matrix (TDM), which satisfies ACCA’s Practical Experience Requirements for membership.”
 
Sheenah Hislop, Partner at KPMG said the firm was proud to receive the ACCA Platinum Accreditation.
 
“We aim to provide the highest standard of service and value to our clients.  To accomplish this, the ongoing professional development of our people is extremely important.  This accreditation is a great example of our continuous efforts to enhance the development options for our trainees and we thank ACCA for the support received throughout the accreditation process,” she added.
 
The ACCA Approved Employer programme can be used to compare and certify the training policies and procedures of organizations, against ACCA’s global best practice standards, providing independent assurance for their learning systems. ACCA’s Approved Employer programme continues to grow and now has more than 8000 Approved Employers worldwide.
 
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  1. Oldtimer says:

    Can we refrain from boring free advertising. KPMG, Deloitte, PWC., EY. they are all the same. The lawyers are just as bad. Been called to the bar? We are not interested unless they are Caymanian and have earned the right to be called because of their endeavours. It is really tedious seeing the boring photographs of the newcomers in the local press with their funny wigs accumulated from Dr Who. Many leave after a few years having contributed zilch to Cayman. The population is really only interested in seeing their Caymanian friends accomplish their goals when they are admitted to the bar. We are not interested in cheap advertising when the newcomers are admitted to the bar having arrived a couple of weeks ago. We need pay respect to those Caymanians who have made sacrifices to achieve their goals and who have my greatest respect.

    An opinion from a very old expat.

    • evenolderexpat says:

      I completely agree. This is just not a newsworthy event and nor are the called to the bar articles. I certainly do not recall seeing this boring stuff in England.Some of these lawyers are just here for the $$ and never put anything back into the community.