Our success has been acknowledged with a number of awards:
ACCA Platinum Approved Employer
We have been awarded Platinum Approved Employer Trainee Development status by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). This award covers both the Nicosia and the Limassol office and is the highest level that an ACCA Approved Employer can achieve. It is an indicator to current and prospective trainees looking to train within an organisation that standards of tuition and development are of the best order.
Stavros Ioannou, our Managing Partner explains: "We are thrilled to receive this prestigious stamp of approval from ACCA for our training programs. It reflects the high standards we set ourselves in providing a first-class environment and facilities for our trainees. The award means that students looking to embark on a career in accountancy have an independent verification that Grant Thornton Cyprus will offer an excellent and consistent training program."
Grant Thornton Cyprus has been an ACCA Approved Employer since 2002.
ICPAC Quality Checked Certificate
The ICPAC Quality Checked certification is a quality assurance scheme introduced by ICPAC in July 2006 to help improve standards across the accountancy profession in Cyprus. The aim of the scheme is to help ICPAC member firms enhance the quality and efficiency of services they provide to their clients by ensuring that the procedures and checks in place are consistent with the demands of the quality programmes and generally accepted best practice within the industry.
The quality assurance reviews of non-audit services are carried out alongside the routine statutory audit monitoring visits. Under the scheme, ICPAC member firms can qualify for the ICPAC Quality Checked certificate and mark if they are able to demonstrate that they follow international best practice standards and, in addition, have a satisfactory outcome from the audit monitoring visit and can demonstrate compliance with ICPAC's rules and regulations.
Stelios Loizides, partner of Grant Thornton Cyprus, said "For Grant Thornton this prestigious award serves as recognition of our firm's commitment and focus on implementing in house systems and procedures which ensure world class standards and a consistently high quality level of service to our clients." Stelios received the award on behalf of the Cyprus firm from the General Manager of ICPAC, Mr. Theodoros Philippou at the awards ceremony.
Investors in People
We have been awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accreditation following a successful evaluation in November, 2012. The IIP is an established and highly regarded international standard that is only awarded to organisations who meet a series of stringent assessment criteria.
This award was achieved as we were able to display a continued effort in the development and training of its people with the purpose of achieving future business goals and maintaining employee satisfaction.
Elena Aristidou, our People & Culture Manager said: ‘For us in Grant Thornton Cyprus winning the hearts and minds of our people together with doing the right things to add value to the organization is a continuous challenge and commitment. Our recent achievement of being accredited as Investors in People organization is a result of our consistent efforts and a living proof of our strong employer brand and we are all very proud of it.’