ACCA has asked Greek graduates to put themselves in the shoes of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a bid to win a spot as an intern in one of Greece’s largest accounting firm.

ACCA in partnership with Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Greece (SOEL) has launched a graduates internship schemes in Greece offering 19 internships with the country’s biggest firms: KPMG, Deloitte, Grant Thornton and SOLAE (Crowe Horwath International).

To apply, graduates will have to produce a one minute video in which they describe one initiative they would implement if they were Prime Minister Tsipras to grow the Greek economy.

“Given the financial pressure being felt by everyone across Greece, it is crucially important that the next generation of Greek finance professionals are capable of meeting the challenges ahead,” Mark Cornell, ACCA director, Europe and the Americas said. “Greece’s future is marked by a process of business consolidation, mergers and acquisitions, privatisation, and the on-going stabilisation of the Greek and European banking systems, of which finance professionals trained to the highest standards are essential for.”

ACCA and SOEL continue to have a successful examination scheme which has resulted in growing student numbers, he continued. “There are now over 1,800 students in Greece and membership has increased by nearly 40% since July 2014. This internship is a great way to gain experience and for someone’s CV to stand out.”

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