We are proud to announce the launch of Advance, our online portal for training courses. “We have an impressive amount of talent working at Grant Thornton, individuals who, thanks to their academic backgrounds and years of work in the field, are highly competent in their areas of specialization. The next natural step is to make this knowledge and expertise available to the wider business community, " says Victoria Darmanin, Manager - People and Culture | Learning and Development. Grant Thornton has been running structured training to its team as well as clients who requested specific training, and to other entities through their own training programmes. “We are confident that these courses will give value to our audience and support with one’s continued educational development.” The courses, which will cover an ample array of subjects, will be offered for a competitive price and delivered online or in a classroom setting at our training centre (having regard to all health measures) by the firm’s experts. The first three courses will be offered for free.
The training calendar
The training season will be launched on September 11th starting with “Social media strategies for businesses”, a course designed to guide the participants with planning and delivering a holistic and client-focused digital strategy, using Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. The training will be delivered by Fabio Giangolini, Grant Thornton Malta’s Marketing Manager and an experienced digital marketing trainer for both local and foreign companies. Fabio has, over the years, trained individuals from over 200 foreign and local companies, including the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The training sessions will continue on September 25th with a session run by Jessica Borg, Manager within the Regulatory, Corporate & Financial Services team. Jessica, an experienced financial services and company law lawyer, will deliver a training session on “Dissolution and Consequential Winding Up of Companies.”
Michael J. Agius, Manager within the Transactional Advisory Services team, will follow with a training session on “Impairment Testing – a Walkthrough” on October 9th. Michael specialises in corporate finance, and services a varied portfolio of clients in different sectors, ranging from hospitality, healthcare, real estate, retail, renewable energy, and information technology.
Grant Thornton is also planning to offer on-demand courses for clients with specific training requirements, such as “Anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism” training delivered by Compliance and Risk Manager Ruth Esposito. Ruth is the firm’s Compliance Officer. She is responsible for Grant Thornton’s, and its clients’, compliance with the Anti-money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) regulations and advises on matters related to this field. Ruth’s team drafts internal policies and procedures on Anti-money laundering and CFT and oversees their implementation throughout the firm. “Corporate public relations”, another on-demand course, will be delivered by Fabio Giangolini, and will focus on building a solid corporate image, writing press releases and dealing with media enquiries.
Grant Thornton’s Advance courses promise to be instructive and dynamic, encouraging the participants to engaging in dialogue with lecturers and participants as well as ask questions. As the training calendar continues to be built according to demand, expertise and interests, more courses will soon be added to the Advance online portal. “With our training, we aim to keep participants abreast of the industry’s best practices and provide applied knowledge through real case scenarios.”
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