Firm sets up programme for accounting students

| 23/07/2018
CNS Local Life

Alister Forsythe

(CNS Local Life): Accounting firm Grant Thornton has launched a graduate programme for the company’s audit, tax and advisory practice in the Cayman Islands. The programme is aimed at attracting young Caymanian students looking to develop their careers in the accounting industry, providing a flexible working programme while they study for a relevant degree, as well as offering financial support for the recipient’s education.

Dara Keogh, Grant Thornton managing partner, said of the initiative: “We’re thrilled to be launching this brand-new programme, not only enabling us to attract fresh talent to the firm but more importantly, provide young Caymanians an opportunity to qualify as professional accountants with the right kind of structured support.

“This will include a financial grant, industry training and fantastic career prospects, from a global brand with a significant local footprint.

“We recognise that these Islands are home to a pool of high-calibre talent and our firm is committed to offering a great start by developing ambitious Caymanian students into young ambitious professionals. This announcement demonstrates our commitment to the continued growth of our organisation and our development of the local student community.”

Alister Forsythe, 20, the first recipient under the programme, is studying finance and business administration at the University of Alabama, stated a press release, which added he has been “pivotal in supporting the development of the programme to ensure it is the correct fit and appeal for forward-thinking and ambitious students”.

Forsythe said of his selection: “I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to join Grant Thornton and take the first-ever graduate place for the Cayman Islands office. Grant Thornton are the fastest-growing firm on island and I’m delighted to be part of the growth journey whilst gaining invaluable industry experience and exposure to help me with my ultimate goal of becoming a successful accountant.”

Applications for the 2019 programme will open in Spring 2019. for more

information go to the Grant Thornton website

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you to the partners and staff of Grant Thornton for making opportunities like this available to young ambitious Caymanions.
    Keep up the good work.