EY Iraq to collaborate with training institute Morgan International

04 October 2018 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read

The Iraq branch of professional services firm Ernst & Young has entered into a collaboration with accounting and audit certification provider Morgan International to enhance the availability of high-level professional qualifications in the country.

As part of the global accounting and consulting firm’s Middle East and North African practice, which boasts a headcount of 6,000 professional operating from 20 offices across 15 countries in the region, the Iraqi branch of Ernst & Young was first established in Baghdad nearly a century ago in 1923 – claimed by the firm to be the oldest and largest audit and business advisory in the country.

With around 80 employees of its own, augmented by the 350 or so available professionals from EY’s branch in neighbouring Jordan, EY in Iraq has set out to further build local capacity through a collaboration with Lebanon-based professional development and training institute Morgan International – a leading provider of certified accounting and auditor training programmes in the Middle East.EY in Iraq to collaborate with accouting educational institute Morgan InternationalAccording to Morgan International, the agency has now trained more than 80,000 students worldwide since its founding in Beirut in the mid-nineties, growing since then to now deliver professional certification and diploma programmes from offices in 32 locations across the globe, with a focus on the finance, accountancy, human resources, marketing and logistics sectors.

In addition to a range of digital marketing, sales and analytics courses among others, Morgan International’s primary provisions are in Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) programmes – which with announced EY collaboration will now be more widely available to ambitious industry professionals in Iraq.

With a boost to the skill-set and qualifications of its local professionals, it’s expected that EY will be able to further enhance its capacity to deliver specialist services in business assurance and advisory, business risk, transactions advisory and the tax segment during a period of rebuilding in the country, for clients within the public and private domain including those operating in the in the finance and oil & gas sectors.

According to EY Iraq, which is led by EY Jordan, Iraq & Syria managing partner Bishr Baker, the Big Four firm is the leading professional services provider to the Iraqi government of its type, having been engaged extensively by numerous state entities including the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Iraq, and the Ministries of Oil, Water Resources, and Housing.