Partnership to increase number of qualified Bermudian accountants
A strategic partnership has been announced between the Chartered Professional Accountants Bermuda and the Ministry of Labour, with the aim of increasing the number of qualified Bermudian accountants.
Senator Arianna Hodgson, Junior Minister of Labour, said: “Bermuda is a significant player in the global financial services industry. Given that accounting makes up a substantial portion of our service offerings, there is an excellent opportunity for Bermudians to take advantage and secure their future by seeking careers in accounting.”
There are 1,500 professional accountants registered with CPA Bermuda, with 25 per cent Bermudian.
Ms Hodgson said: “This fact presents an excellent opportunity for over a thousand Bermudians to seek training and launch a career in an industry that is fulfilling, in-demand, and can help provide a comfortable lifestyle for individuals and their families.”
The partnership will target:
- • Bermudians graduating from high school and looking towards university;
- • Bermudians graduating from university and seeking employment; and,
- • Mature Bermudians considering a career transition.
The Ministry of Labour and CPA Bermuda will work collaboratively to execute a strategy that will:
- • Increase public awareness of the profession;
- • Work with stakeholders to gather relevant data;
- • Collaborate with Bermuda based companies to provide opportunities for Bermudians in the accounting field.
Ms Hodgson said: “I urge high school students who are looking towards university, college graduates seeking fulfilling employment and mature individuals in search of a career transition to consider a career in accounting.
“Additionally, we will strive to increase the number of scholarship opportunities for Bermudian students to pursue professional accounting designations.”
At the press conference to announce the partnership, Melissa Logie, president of the chief executive officer CPA Bermuda, and Ryan Parris, a staff accountant at KPMG, spoke about their careers in the profession.
For more information contact the CPA Bermuda at 292-7479 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org