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A First For Malta As 3A Global Is Launched

3a is the first locally founded accountancy firm in Malta to branch out overseas.

Dr Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, officiated this launch of 3a Global as a brand, which coincided with the agreement between the company and its first foreign affiliate, 3a Cyprus. Senior representatives from this country attended 3a Global’s official inauguration which took place on 8th November at the company’s headquarters.

George Georgiou, Director of 3a Cyprus, spoke highly of the advantages this membership will offer and said that “Being a member of the 3a Global network has provided our office in Cyprus with access to markets and clients worldwide that recognise the value of quality services. In collaboration with an international network of professional accountants we can demonstrate the strategic and tax-optimising opportunities available to our clients. Utilising the 3a Global network tools and shared resources such as the online Knowledge Base and the Quality Management System, we can offer fresh and unique solutions that add value to our local and international clients.”

The company has gone quite a long way since its inception in 2008. Led by Neville Cutajar, the firm has grown rapidly and attracted high-ranking local partners, including Lawrence Zammit, Joseph FX Zahra and Franco Azzopardi. The company nowadays provides a wide range of services to a diverse portfolio of local and foreign clients.

3a Global was launched after logistical planning and the investment in state-of-the-art information systems set to facilitate the smooth running of a business & professional exchanges between teams operating across multiple regions. The Global operation was instituted as a fully-fledged association, legally set up and registered in Malta, to act as the coordinator of 3a’s international professional services network.

3a Global members will benefit from cross-border facilities such as intra-companies IT infrastructure, granting privileged access to network resources (and potentially clients) geared to help members meet increasing service demands within the international business context. In parallel, clients of 3a Global will benefit from a multinational, best-of-breed HR team and a range of services including assurance, accounting, advisory, trust/fiduciary, international taxation, and corporate services.

Anita AloisioNexia BT Welcomes New Partner, Anita Aloisio To Lead The Advisory Services Arm

Nexia BT has appointed Reform Finance and Operational Specialist Anita Aloisio, B.A. (Hons) Accountancy, CPA, EMBA (Edin. Paris), FIA, as a new partner with the firm, with effect from 1st January 2014.

In 2010, Anita joined Nexia BT with the specific remit to set-up the firm’s advisory services division. She has made a significant contribution to the firm over the last four years with her direct involvement in managing various large-scale projects, including a number of operational and financial restructuring exercises. She has been integral in the co-ordination of various business partners to compile business plans for obtaining substantial financing, and has also achieved a success rate of 90%+ in assisting clients to secure EU funding.

In his statement to the firm, Nexia BT Managing Partner, Brian Tonna, described Anita as “a catalyst for change”. He expressed his belief that Anita’s extensive knowledge in understanding business complexities and her significant hands-on experience, business acumen and in-depth insight on operational and organisational matters will add even greater value to clients’ businesses, especially those that are experiencing growth or need to transform their systems to remain effective in a dynamic business world.

A CIMA prize winner for the best dissertation in Management Accounting, she brings more than 18 years of experience in cost modelling, project management, the development and implementation of strategic management systems, and business planning. Anita is also a part-time visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. Prior to joining Nexia BT, Anita held a number of senior management positions in the public sector.

Deloitte Brightstart Recruitment Event

Deloitte Brightstart 2014 Recruitment Event

Deloitte’s annual BrightStart recruitment event took place on Saturday 5 April at the Deloitte offices in Mriehel. The event was inaugurated by the Hon. Minister Evarist Bartolo, Minister of Education and Employment who commended the organisation of such events which are important since they help bridge the gap between the education and employment worlds. The Minister also spoke of the importance of having the right work ethic and cautioned students “It’s not just about skills, it’s a question of integrity, of honesty; it’s a question of being dedicated, being loyal” said Hon. Bartolo.

During this event Deloitte’s foyer was transformed into an information centre, buzzing with activity as students explored Deloitte’s programmes for tertiary education in professional services. Deloitte directors and staff shared their experiences with the students and discussed their plans for the future. Malcolm Booker, CEO of Deloitte encouraged students to be the best they can be and to share in Deloitte’s vision of a high standard of excellence and in turn Deloitte will give students “the best, the most prosperous future”.

Students attending BrightStart would typically have accomplished their secondary education and are considering the various options available to them, as well as University students and graduates who already possess a first degree and are now planning to further their studies. The Deloitte Programmes for tertiary education in professional services offer various opportunities to those wishing to pursue a career in the financial sector or any related area of business. There are a range of different options enabling students to choose whether they would rather work full-time and study part-time or vice versa, or a mix of both.

  • Deloitte’s Pathway programme is targeted specifically at University students majoring in a degree in Accounts in the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy whilst Deloitte’s LLB and LLD programmes are targeted at Law students with an interest in taxation.

  • Deloitte’s ACA programme allows students to concentrate on their studies for most of the year whilst the Deloitte ACCA programmes enable students to balance work with study with the support of Deloitte.

  • Deloitte’s educational programmes support students and graduates to ensure that Malta’s next generation of business leaders will be provided with a dynamic and rewarding career path.

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