3a is the first locally founded accountancy firm in Malta to branch out overseas. Instead of becoming representatives of a foreign principal, which is the norm in Malta, they have reversed the trend and are now engaging affiliates who will be representing the 3a brand in their respective countries.
Dr Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, officiated this launch of 3a Global as a brand, which coincided with the agreement between the company and its first foreign affiliate, 3a Cyprus. Being a small island, an ex-British colony, and a Eurozone member like Malta, Cyprus was the natural choice for 3a’s expansion. In fact, senior representatives from this country attended 3a Global’s official inauguration which took place on 8th November at the company’s headquarters.
George Georgiou, Director of 3a Cyprus, spoke highly of the advantages this membership will offer and said that “Being a member of the 3a Global network has provided our office in Cyprus with access to markets and clients worldwide that recognise the value of quality services. In collaboration with an international network of professional accountants we can demonstrate the strategic and tax-optimising opportunities available to our clients. Utilising the 3a Global network tools and shared resources such as the online Knowledge Base and the Quality Management System, we can offer fresh and unique solutions that add value to our local and international clients.”
The company has gone quite a long way since its inception in 2008 when it was formed by a small team of professionals who ventured into the world of finance. Led by Neville Cutajar, 3a’s young and enterprising managing partner, this young team has grown rapidly and attracted high-ranking local partners, including Misco directors Lawrence Zammit and Joseph FX Zahra, and leading consultant Franco Azzopardi. The company nowadays serves a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from manufacturing, to tourism, e-gaming, insurance, ICT & finance service companies locally and overseas.
3a Global was launched after logistical planning and the investment in state-of-the-art information systems set to facilitate the smooth running of a business & professional exchanges between teams operating across multiple regions. The Global operation was instituted as a fully-fledged association, legally set up and registered in Malta, to act as the coordinator of 3a’s international professional services network.
3a Global members will benefit from cross-border facilities such as intra-companies IT infrastructure, granting privileged access to network resources (and potentially clients) geared to help members meet increasing service demands within the international business context. In parallel, clients of 3a Global will benefit from a multinational, best-of-breed HR team and a range of services including assurance, accounting, advisory, trust/fiduciary, international taxation, and corporate services.
For more information: www.3aglobalnet.com / 3amalta.com / 3acyprus.com