Yesterday there was much cause for celebration at QXAS offices as our Training Academy completed its first year. Exactly a year ago on 25 February 2015 we launched the academy, and our first trained batch of accountants graduated just 6 months later. Since then a lot has changed.
Freshly baked accountants
Over the last year we’ve signed up 39 trainees; 29 have so far completed the full programme and are now paired with experienced accountants on the Operations floor. Trainees received a combination of class-room and on-the-job (OJT) training before advancing to work with live client data.
Akil Shah, one of the academy graduates who won the Rising Star award at the recently concluded 12th Annual Day celebration, said, “(The QXAS training Academy) gave me a chance to get my foot in the door and lay the foundations for a career in accounting. I like that QXAS is a forward-thinking company with a great atmosphere and work culture.”
A delicious dinner
It’s our first birthday, so what better way to spend it than sharing delicious food with your colleagues. After we wrapped up yesterday, everyone headed to The Green Pearl, a real nice restaurant just up the road in Bodakdev. We were very happy to share our big day with the trainees after a year of hard-work.
QXAS Training Academy training manager, Jay Joshi, who runs the programme, said, ‘We can really celebrate our first birthday knowing that the Academy is proving itself to be a great asset to the QXAS operations team and deliver a quality service to our clients. We are meeting our aim of ensuring trainees have the skills they need in order to succeed on the floor.”
Just 9 months after the launch of the Academy, QX was accorded Gold approval from ACCA which means that all of the training our accountants go through is of the highest standard. That same year, we also signed an MOU with HBI International to provide training to QX employees that wish to pursue an ACCA qualification.
Hiring new talent
The first anniversary celebrations follows a period of exponential growth for the QX Group.
Dishant Desai, Operations Director, said, “2015 saw us cross several big milestones, and the new batches of talented staff will help us accelerate our growth further. Following my plans to double the size of QXAS, we are still looking for more candidates to fill a number of positions.”
New roles available at QXAS include trainee accounts assistants, accountants at all levels, and ACCA accountants. We are already planning the next intake for the Academy. If you’re have finished college, and have a love for numbers, explore the vacancies page on the QX Group website and get in touch.
The future only gets better and brighter
We will more updates to share soon, but for now we’d like to thank all of our clients and employees to believe in our service, and to everyone who has supported us during the first year of our Academy. It’s been a fantastic journey so far, and as Genesis famously said, ‘It's Gonna Get Better’.
Onwards to 2016!
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