Mercer & Hole has achieved the highly acclaimed ACCA Platinum Employer Status for training, recognising its high standards and commitment to staff training and professional development across the firm.
The ACCA is the global body for professional accountants and the Platinum Employer Status for training has been achieved during 2021 (including the lockdown periods), where Mercer & Hole’s commitment to providing and supporting training across the firm continued without pause.
Steve Robinson, Audit & Business advisory Partner at Mercer & Hole comments: “We are very pleased to have achieved the Platinum Employer Status for training and the global recognition this brings to the firm as an employer. We apply the same, rigorous levels across all of the training schemes our employees participate in, as we want to give them the best opportunity to achieve professional qualifications. Simply we want to provide the right environment for staff to achieve the very best they can.”
With high competition in the accountancy sector for professionals at all levels, access to and support for training and professional development is very important. It also benefits clients who have more skilled and knowledgeable individuals supporting their business or personal tax affairs.
Sarah Murphy, Head of Human Resources at Mercer & Hole comments: “Mercer & Hole’s values of TRUST – Together, Resilience, Understanding, Supportive, Thrive are embedded across the firm. We make this promise to staff, whether they are joining us as school leavers or later in their career, we are committed to investing properly in them to enable them to excel.”
“The ACCA gives an excellent globally recognised business qualification. Our investment of staff from start to finish enables them to become a well-rounded individual who owns their own career development. They can move forward at the pace they want and we provide the tools, opportunities and support to enable that success.”
This year, Mercer & Hole is investing in 29 trainees and apprentices (including ACCA) to continue to build a strong future for the firm. As well as the investment in the training courses, staff are supported with paid study days, partner support and exposure to a range of clients and client sectors to gain valuable, practical experience.