ACCA is one of the most valuable international practicing certificates in financial accounting.
Following the examination session in June 2013, 12 EY employees graduated the professional certification program Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This is the largest number of EY employees in the last six exam sessions completing the certification.
ACCA is a complex certification program for those building a career in accounting, finance and management, which includes 14 exams organized in two annual sessions, plus a final essay. Worldwide, 140,000 professionals hold this certification and 404,000 ACCA students are at various stages in obtaining the certificate. Of the 455 employees at EY Romania, 150 are enrolled in the ACCA program and 50 are already members of the association.
EY has assumed the role of preparing a new generation of business leaders by offering numerous development programs, work experiences and challenges tailored for each employee. Therefore, most of the young people who apply at EY are motivated by the opportunity to participate in international certification programs that EY offers to employees, and also by the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams, having access to global resources and best practices.
In a business environment where talent management is crucial for every company, EY invests an average of EUR 3,000 annually in training each employee. This investment is reflected in the exceptional results that EY young professionals obtain both nationally and internationally at examination sessions for various certifications: ACCA, ICAEW Chartered Accountant (ACA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT).
Being involved in educational projects in partnership with universities and student associations, providing internships for students and offering specific programs to develop the skills needed to meet the challenges of the business environment made EY one of the most attractive employers in Romania.
Thus, EY is the third most popular employer among graduates with good academic results and who are actively involved in extra-curricular activities, after Google and the Representation of the European Commission, according to the study Trendence Graduate Barometer , one of the most extensive and comprehensive studies regarding recruitment trends and employer branding in Europe and in Romania.
"At EY, we support our employees’ performance and encourage their often exceptional results at international training programs. We congratulate our 12 colleagues who are now certified ACCA for their success in completing this educational journey that lasts a minimum of 3-4 years, demonstrating their motivation and commitment to a career in accounting", says Bogdan Ion, Country Managing Partner, EY Romania.
About EY Romania.
EY is one of the world's leading professional services firms with approximately 167,000 employees in 700 offices across 140 countries, and revenues of approximately $24.4 billion in 2012. Our network is the most integrated at global level and its vast resources allow us to help our clients benefit from every opportunity. In Romania, EY has been a leader on the professional services market since its set up in 1992. Our over 450 employees in Romania and Moldova provide seamless assurance, tax, transactions, and advisory services to clients ranging from multinationals to local companies. Our offices are based in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Iasi and Chisinau. From 1 July 2013, Ernst & Young becomes EY, the logo has been modified in response to this change and the company's new tagline becomes "Building a better working world". The new visual identity reflects the new strategy of EY, Vision 2020. For more information, please visit www.ey.com.