Accounting Firm Serious About Management Success

The Australian Institute of Management is collaborating on an innovative new training program that will see Queensland accountants better equipped with leadership and management skills.

Moore Stephens Queensland, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Institute of Management – Qld & NT, has commissioned the development of a Leadership Management Program, a first-time initiative for mid-tier accounting practices.

The Leadership Management Program (LMP) is an integrated program aimed at developing leaders at Moore Stephens Queensland, and equipping senior accountants through to Principal level with leadership and management skills.

Moore Stephens Queensland has signed agreements with both QUT and AIM to deliver the program over a 3 year period and beyond, with QUT to provide training at the Executive and Principal level. AIM programs will focus on the Senior Accountant to Manager levels.

Ken Pickard, Managing Director of Moore Stephens Queensland, said the decision to partner with leading training providers to deliver quality corporate education is a positive move for the firm, given increasing competition across the mid-tier market, and is part a long term plan for Moore Stephens Queensland marking a change in the firm's organisational culture.

"In business today, it is essential we are up skilling our employees with leadership and management techniques early in their careers," Mr Pickard said.

"By starting this program off at our Senior Accountant level, we aim to retain our qualified staff and develop well rounded leaders for our future.

"The LMP program is a significant investment for Moore Stephens Queensland as a business, for our current employees and for the attraction of quality staff to the firm," he said.

Vivienne Anthon FAIM, CEO of AIM, also commented on the partnership.

"The Australian Institute of Management is very excited to be working with Moore Stephens Queensland to create a highly customised and contextualised management and leadership development program," Ms Anthon said.

"AIM firmly believes in the premise that better managers make better companies and we are committed to supporting growing Queensland companies such as Moore Stephens Queensland to develop managers and ultimately leaders across all levels of the organisation.

"AIM has a rich sixty year history of developing managers across a range of industries and professions and looks forward to creating high end leaders with Moore Stephens Queensland," she said.

Peter Little FAIM, Executive Dean of QUT Business School also said, "By designing the program collaboratively, we were able to incorporate the appropriate blend of communications, strategy and leadership to meet Moore Stephens business needs."

Accounting Firm Serious About Management Success

Ken Pickard and Vivienne Anthon FAIM

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