In all, 316 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) warrants and Practising Certificates in Auditing (PCA) were presented by the Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna, during a ceremony held at Hastings Gardens, Valletta.
During his address, the Minister underlined the importance of the professional training that the accountants and auditors received as part of their formation.
Minister Scicluna explained that the recipients of the warrant now had great responsibilities. The public shall be trusting them to carry out work with professionalism, integrity and good faith.
Minister for Finance, explained how the accountancy profession acts as the backbone of the skill-set provided by the Maltese workforce. He proceeded by emphasizing that such a profession also contributes to the attractiveness of the local financial sector for foreign investment.
A total of 316 Certified Public Accountant (CPA) warrants and Practising Certificates in Auditing (PCA) were handed out during the ceremony. 216 accountants received the CPA warrant, 22 auditors received the PCA and 78 received both the CPA warrant and the PCA.
He congratulated all the accountants and auditors who received their warrants or certificates for their achievement, and wished them well for all their future endeavours.
The ceremony was presided over by the Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna and Accountancy Board Chairman, Peter Baldacchino, and Board Secretary, Martin Spiteri.