Mark Bugeja, Grant Thornton Malta’s Managing Partner, has recently celebrated his thirty-fifth anniversary with the firm. During a small celebration organised by his colleagues at the firm’s office in Birkirkara, Mark reminisced about his early days as a young university graduate in accountancy, when in 1987 he joined the firm as a junior auditor.
He recalled that jobs available to accountants were not numerous, but told those present that he took all opportunities which came his way both in Malta and abroad when he formed part of teams auditing clients operating in Libya, and various Italian cities. He urged those present to take all opportunities they get, irrespectively of how challenging they may be.
“I still remember the vacancy advert in the newspapers and my job interview”, said Mark whilst sharing his memories with those present.
“I never imagined that my career would be linked with Grant Thornton for so many years”. He expressed his gratitude to the founding partners of the firm who gave him the opportunity to develop professionally and for inviting him to partner in 1993. He also thanked all his previous and current colleagues for their continued support over the years and especially since he was appointed Managing Partner in 2013.
While the profession has evolved over these years, what hasn’t changed is the passion and dedication necessary for one to succeed, a passion that he now hopes to pass to a new generation of young accountants.
“This is a profession that rewards hard work and requires commitment. However, at Grant Thornton, we are also committed to making the journey interesting by providing new joiners with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and to grow as professionals.”