Grant Thornton, CFI ink momentous deal

Grant Thornton Ethiopia (GTE), a leading advisory, assurance and tax services provider in Ethiopia, announced that it has partnered with Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) to cater CFI’s globally recognized world class certification and specialization programs in Ethiopia. The Institute is renowned as a world leading provider of practical learning and productivity tools for finance professionals.
The partnership is seen as a major milestone to build a globally competitive human capital in the Ethiopian financial sector and in building readiness for the upcoming Ethiopian Capital Market and financial sector liberalization.
According to Melaku Abeje, Managing Partner of GTE, the collaboration with Corporate Finance Institute to cater CFI’s hands-on certification and specialization programs have huge potential to fill the skill gap among finance professionals in the realm of capital market operation and financial sector liberalization. He added that the programs are online, self-paced and practical and designed by subject matter experts.
Anna Talerico, CEO of CFI, on her part explained that the partnership with Grant Thornton Ethiopia will help to make the internationally recognized programs available for the Ethiopian market. Anna added that the programs will be instrumental in the effort to cultivate the required human capital to materialize capital markets in Ethiopia. CFI’s certification and specialization programs are accredited by National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
The CFI programs are trusted by world class financial institutions like J.P. Morgan, Citi Bank, ING, AIB etc. and giant corporations like Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, Salesforce, Black Rock, Boeing, Uber, Ford and many more. Millions of professionals across 175 countries have got CFI certification.
“CFI programs are best certificate programs for those who need practical training,” Melaku stressed as he explained that the country is in need of practical and hands-on training.

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