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Grant Thornton Business School rewards first ACA candidate trained in Mauritius

Grant Thornton Business School rewards first ACA candidate trained in Mauritius

Grant Thornton Business School held a ceremony to reward the 18 best students who have completed the ‘Certificate Level’, ‘Professional Level’ and ‘Advanced Level’ under the Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) course. (Image: Company)

Grant Thornton Business School saw its first Mauritius-trained ACA candidate, Youvin Virahsawmy, receive his certificate at the hands of the British Deputy High Commissioner in Mauritius, Sharon Taylor, at a ceremony held last week.

The ceremony, which took place on January 30, 2015 at Voila Bagatelle, served as an occasion to reward the 18 best students who have completed the ‘Certificate Level’, ‘Professional Level’ and ‘Advanced Level’ qualifications under the Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) course.

“It is a great honor for me to be the first student to have completed the ACA course in Mauritius, and as from now, this qualification offers to me many opportunities which will be most beneficial for my career,” Youvin Virahsawmy.

“A few years ago, to become a Chartered Accountant Certified by Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), it necessarily meant studying in the United Kingdom, which was very expensive. Three years ago, when we began the adventure of Grant Thornton Business School, we had only 5 students. Nevertheless, we were determined to offer them trainings of international standards, without having to leave the country or having to spend a large amount of money,” said the Chief Executive Officer of Grant Thornton Business School, Sattar Hajee Abdoula.

“Today, there are 120 students within our institution and I am particularly happy to be finally able to announce that one of them became the first ACA trained accountant certified by the Grant Thornton Business School in Mauritius,” he added.

The 2014 Batch in particular showed outstanding potential as students of Grant Thornton Business School have done very well with 100% marks during the accounting exams, which is a first in Mauritius.

All this serves to highlight the quality of the work realised within the institution, made possible by the unwavering dedication of the tutors.

Besides, for enhancing student skills the Grant Thornton Business School now collaborates with PwC Cyprus Academy tutors for course revision, in order to offer international exposure to the future accountants.

“We have only just embarked on this journey, thanks to the trust of the students and their parents. We provide unwavering commitment that our institution will continue to support the accountants of tomorrow,” said Sattar Hajee Abdoula.

This view is shared by the Academic Head of Grant Thornton Business School, Shakti Moti, who took the opportunity to underline the efforts made by the teachers and pupils during the previous year.

“It is an honor and a privilege for me to spend this year together with these instructors and see their relentless work in class, during revision periods and the ‘Mock exams’,” he said.

“Today, we are seeing the fruit of all this hard work, where this success serves to underline the quality of the courses proposed within our institution. We must add that we would not be here without the vision and the determination of our management team, in particular our CEO,” said Shakti Moti.

“I am particularly proud to be a part of this team and am convinced that this success is only the beginning, for both our students and for our institution,” he concluded.

About Grant Thornton:

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations in independent assurance, tax and advisory.

Grant Thornton helps dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful and forward-looking advice.

The Associate Chartered Accountant status granted by the Grant Thornton Business School is certified by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) where it prepares students to become world-class professionals from the time they embark on their training.

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