Platinum Approved Employer Trainee Development

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

As on June 27, 2013 - Merali’s was awarded the Platinum Approved Employer Trainee Development status by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Merali’s is one of the very few independent organizations in United Arab Emirates who has been awarded with the Platinum Employer accreditation from ACCA.

Commenting on the accreditation, Merali’s Resident Partner Ms. Sheen Zhao stated, “At Merali’s, we are committed to providing a platform on which associates can build a career, whilst nurturing professional growth. We support professional education of student associates by providing financial assistance and full study support for ACCA qualification. Establishing partnerships with professional institutes such as ACCA is important to us both in terms of building capacity and validating the exposure we provide to students. We are delighted to receive the ACCA Platinum accreditation under Approved Employer-Trainee Development stream, recognizing our commitment towards nurturing young talent.”

Platinum Approved status is awarded to employers who meet ACCA's standards of best practice in all of the following key areas:

  • Study Support

  • Work Experience

  • Supervision

  • Appraisal & Workplace Development

  • Training Records

  • Continuous Development of Staff

In order to receive accreditation at this level, employers must provide full financial support and be able to demonstrate senior management commitment to the training and development of staff.

Merali’s training staff has achieved outstanding success in the ACCA examinations, and many of our employees have also achieved ACCA membership recently. To help our people succeed in the ACCA examinations, we offer them a structured training & development program, which includes the following:

  • Students are provided with full financial support and paid leave to enable them to attend structured study and revision courses for each paper attempted for the first time.

  • Work experience is organized to meet Merali’s long-term staffing and skills needs.

  • Merali’s senior management team monitors the overall performance and development of staff.

  • Broader employee and organizational development plans or programs (such as management development programs, succession plans, change management programs etc).

  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) records are also maintained for members (and other qualified professional staff) for whom CPD is mandatory.

  • CPD records are monitored to ensure individuals obtain an appropriate amount of structured and unstructured CPD

Merali’s Partner Mr. Mahmud Merali expressed delight at receiving the accreditation and said, “The partnership with ACCA will not only provide us access to products specifically customized for approved employers, but also provide a platform for us to increase awareness of the opportunities within this industry and, as such, look forward to collaborating with ACCA towards capacity building.”

"All accounting trainees are given full financial support and paid leave to enable them to attend structured study and revision courses for each paper on their first sitting. Senior management teams monitor the overall performance and development of our trainees, guaranteeing that they are properly supervised and assisted. Training is conducted using ACCA's Student Training Record as a guide. This, together with Merali’s unique internal communication process, works towards building the managers of tomorrow.”