April. Philip Morris becomes Approved Employer (Kyiv. Ukraine)
Philip Morris International is the leading international tobacco company, with products sold in more than 180 countries. Philip Morris Ukraine has recently gained the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants’ (ACCA’s) prestigious Gold Approved Accredited Employer status.
Philip Morris Ukraine was awarded ACCA’s Gold status for its commitment to providing its employees with the best possible support and development required to qualify with ACCA - the global body for professional accountants.
The company has also been previously awarded with the Approved Employer status under professional development stream, which demonstrates that its educational system and specifically the development of personnel in the financial department are in line with leading international practices.
Malcolm Healey, Finance Director of Philip Morris Ukraine, said: “Philip Morris Ukraine is deeply committed to the long term growth of our employees. Our partnership with the ACCA plays a strategically important role in the training and development of our Finance professionals and we are therefore very proud and honoured to have been recognized by the ACCA as a Gold Status employer.”
Nataliya Vovchuk, Head of ACCA Ukraine, Baltic and Caucasus States, said: “Just like committing to quality-mark professional accountants for the society, so does ACCA seek to endorse employers that provide opportunity to grow. Philip Morris Ukraine have shown that their support of ACCA trainees and members provide excellent development prospects that are in line with best global practices. We hope that the status of Approved Employer from ACCA will help the company maintain its image as an employer of choice.”
About Philip Morris Ukraine:
In 1994, Philip Morris International (PMI) acquired a majority share of the JSC Kharkiv tobacco factory. In 1996 the factory started manufacturing the first international PMI brands in Ukraine Chesterfield and Bond Street. In 2000, the factory began producing Marlboro.
Today we are the leading tobacco company in Ukraine and employ over 1,400 people. We have the headquarters in Kyiv, fourteen regional offices and our new state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Kharkiv was inaugurated in 2006.