Why Griffiths + Associates?
Griffiths + Associates is one of the leading accounting firms in Malta serving a multitude of industries, including closely-held and middle-market businesses, high-net worth individuals, real estate, maritime, healthcare, international commerce, sports and entertainment, professional practices, non-profit, and many more.
Areas of expertise include corporate services, tax, accounting & auditing, reviews, financial statement preparation, and business valuations.
We take pride in our reputation for providing a consistent quality service, an integrated approach and high-class expertise.
Our collaborative work environment is strongly committed to your professional growth and success – we give you an opportunity to work under the leadership of real experts in Auditing and meaningful on-the-job learning experiences you need to launch your career. Thus, our Audit Internship Program designed specifically to prepare you for a life in a dynamic CPA firm.
Interns who successfully complete the program may receive offers of part/full-time employment.
External Audit – Paid Internship 2023
For Students In Malta Studying Accounting
For Students Studying Accounting At:
- The University of Malta
- The Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology (MCAST)
- St Aloysius College Sixth Form
- De La Salle College Sixth form
- St Martin’s College Sixth Form
- St. Edward’s College Sixth Form
- The Ġ.F. Abela Junior College
- Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School
The program is designed to familiarize interns with the knowledge needed to perform a financial statement audit – 3 months of an in-depth comprehensive training to get familiar with the software and Statutory External Audit methodology.
After completing the internship program an intern will have the ability to work on an audit effectively and efficiently.
The fundamental role of an auditor is to report to the shareholders as to whether the company’s annual accounts show a true and fair view of the company’s financial activity, as well as to ensure that the accounts are presented in conformity with the prevailing legal and regulatory requirements.
As an audit-trainee you’ll be working within an audit team, where you’ll assist in the audit of the annual account of several clients. This includes identifying the possible risk areas where material misstatement could possibly happen in the financial statements and fieldwork and substantive testing.
Knowledge and skills you will learn from doing our audit internship program:
- Learn how to evaluate risks.
- Learn how to develop an audit program and checklist.
- Learn how to review and test documentation as required.
- Lear how to analyse complex procedures, transactions and data.
- Learn how to prepare audit findings to assist in the preparation of draft financial statements.
- Learn how to fill out a Tax Return.
Three (3) months
In-person internship, 4-7 hours a week between July and September 2023.
The intern would be given preference when recruiting for subsequent Internship programs
☑ Compensation: Paid Internship
☑ Software you will use:
RevisAudit, Sage Accounts Production, Excel.
University students must be taking Accounting as a major area of study in the Bachelor of Commerce Degree.
Sixth Form. Higher Secondary students must be studying Accounting at an Advanced or at an Intermediate level.
MCAST students pursuing Accounting with the Institute of Business Management and Commerce.
Meet Your Future Internship Coordinators:
As an intern, you will work with a Coordinator throughout your internship. Our experienced professionals will be there to walk you through the program from start to finish, helping you navigate the work and answering all your questions about building a career in Audit.
Alex Micallef - Audit Director
Alex Micallef has been a practicing auditor since 2001 and is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants. He started his career after graduating B.A. (Hons) Acctcy at University of Malta in accounting with the company involved in education, publication and consultancy services in 1993. He then moved to public practice in 1995 when he joined a Big 4 audit firm and subsequently after joined another medium firm. During these years he obtained invaluable experience mainly working in auditing, but also in the provision of accounting, and taxation services.
In 2006 he joined Griffiths + Associates where he took over the audit department.
Here he has been involved in audits of local and international firms in various different industries, including construction, manufacturing, co-operatives in the agricultural and transport sector, shipping companies, investment funds and the gaming sector.
Jason Stivala - Audit Director
Jason Stivala is an Audit Director and Internship Coordinator!
Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Acctcy (Hons) from the University of Malta in 2006. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Registered Auditor and is a Fellow of the Malta Institute of Accountants. Jason gained valuable experience with a Big 4 audit firm in Malta and was in charge of various audits, both locally and internationally, within the firm’s offices in Malta, Italy and Cyprus.
Jason joined Griffiths + Associates in March 2019, and has been involved in the audits of local and international entities across different industries. He has been involved in carrying out statutory audits and review engagements. He has also assisted clients in the preparation of financial statements according to specific financial reporting frameworks.
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Audit Internship Experience:
I was an intern in the Audit Department at Griffiths+ Associates for 2 months during summer 2016. It was a very good time because I could see how look work of auditors and what type of task they have during their daily work. I helped in planning and executing audit assignments and preparing income tax returns of companies, financial statements in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. During my second month I was also responsible for results of some common tasks, which I prepared with other intern. I think that it was a very intense time and very good experience, especially for people who want to start their career in the world of audit. It is also worth to mention that whole team was very helpful to interns and everyone could feel like member of team.
Especially our director Alex is an excellent example of good leadership and management skills and it was a pleasure to work with him. Internship in Griffiths+Associates was a time when I could improve my teamwork and languages abilities, analytical skills, attention to details and of course it was a time when I could work in multinational environment and get to know such a beautiful country as Malta. I think it has been a great adventure and I encourage other students to participate!
Hello, my name is Justyna. I’m studying Finance and Accounting and i have choosen internship in Griffiths + Associates Ltd in Malta. It was definitely a golden shot. I was an intern in the audit team.
During my internship I learnt more about accounting, audit and taxes. My mentor Alex was the best teacher I ever had.
I would like to recommend the international internship at this company. It’s great opportunity to discover new country, meet people and learn more about the world. What is more, you have ideal possibility to improve your english skills. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. My e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Łukasz, I’m from Poland. I have always been intrested in history, economics and culture of other coutries. I have started studies in International Relations and then, on my masters degree I countiuned my economics passion – I started International Finances and Business. Erasmus program gave me opportunity to participate in internship at Griffiths + Associates Ltd in Malta.
Despite of that I have known only basics of auditing and accounting, I have learnt a lot in practice, and it helped me to make big step forward. Of course, internship offered me much more than work, I have been living for 3 months in completly different culture, I have visited breathtaking places and, what was important – everyone was speaking English – it was the best learning opportunity.
I would fully recomend this experience, and at Griffiths + Associates Ltd, you will be able to meet wonderfull people, learn in practice and visit sunny Malta.
My internships in Griffits+Associates was a first step to start my financial career. I had only academic background and some dreams to get some experience in international world. This company gave me this opportunity and I think I did not waste this chance.
During my time there I was involved in variety small or bigger tasks like preparation of financial statements, compilation of tax returns and assisting in audit testing. I could learn from professionalists their work, how they were performing their daily duties. I have always received some help if needed. Apart from knowledge transfer I could also improve my communication skills thanks to friendly attitude of griffits’s team members.
After some years I still keep thinking back to when I was there, what I gained. Now I am still working in accountancy so I would say my Maltese adventure convinced me I can work wherever I want. I strongly recommend this company for all students, who do not afraid to create their own future 😉
Interning at Griffiths+Associates has been a great opportunity to develop and expand my skillset whilst working towards something I interested about – for sure that will be an invaluable part of my future.
The staff at Griffiths+Associates truly value their interns, and the work I have been given has been engaging and meaningful. The time I have spent here has been tremendously valuable, and I would highly recommend the internship to anyone interested in finance and who also wants to meet wonderful people and visit the beautiful island of Malta.
I chose Griffiths + Associates for my internship because I had heard many good reviews from friends who have previously interned there as well as from my university professors. I was placed in the Audit and Accounting Department. I feel that in this company from day one you can learn from others. Real responsibilities are handed to interns and I am thankful for that, because you feel that you got some values to team and develop your skills.
What do I like the most at Griffiths + Associates? Definitely culture and people. From the very beginning you feel that you are not just another intern , but a person who can feel important in this company. You definitely will be working with professional people with enormous knowledge and impressive experience. You can also count on a few jokes during the break as well.
It was my first internship abroad with Griffiths + Associates Ltd at the accounting and financial audit field, which became a solid platform for creating my future career and bring a valuable experience.
I am grateful to all of the colleagues with which I was working together for a good respectable treatment.
I would like especially to thank the direct mentor Alexander Micallef for the comfortable and positive cooperation, all the knowledges and useful advice that I have learned during this period. Besides the learning of basics principles about audit methodology, Alexander explained the whole internal processes of the company functioning, which help better understand a global view. An important thing is that mentor’s helpful and caring approach contributes to the warm working atmosphere and makes you feel a full-value member of the team. Being the junior assistant at the first steps in this work I was directly involved in the working process. At the time of the internship, I was dealing with preparing of financial reports and clients tax returns with the help of special software. Such chance to work with this company could not be overemphasized.
I joined Griffiths + Associates for a student internship under Erasmus+ program.
My internship was a great opportunity to get to know the audit procedures and extend the knowledge gained during my studies.
During this period, my job description included the handling of a number of local and international clients, assisting in audit testing, preparation of financial statements and compilation of tax returns. Additionally, as I worked in the audit department, I became well acquainted with Microsoft Excel.
My colleagues warmly welcomed me into the team and taught me about new tools and methods. I enjoyed every minute of it.
My experience in Griffiths + Associates was very enriching and satisfying and I highly recommend students to be part of this internship program!
Most importantly, the internship has given me a better point of view of what I would like to pursue in the future.
Doing my internship At Griffith’s was one of the best idea I had during my studies. I had the opportunity to discover how companies are audited in a great environment: adorable staff, interesting tasks, nice offices in Naxxar. The company is very serious in the work they give to their interns, so you feel really involved. Moreover, Malta is a wonderful country to visit and it’s a good place to easily start to practice my English. I hardly recommend Griffith and Associates to do your internship!
The internship at Griffiths + Associates in Malta was a great start to my further professional career. Thanks to the internships in this company, I learned a lot. Working for three months at Griffiths + Associates, I had the opportunity to learn about issues in the audit, finance and accounting departments. During the whole internship, I could count on help and explanation of the orders of my superiors. They have always been very friendly and patient.
During the internship, I learned about the rules of the international financial environment. Every day I was given interesting tasks to do and I got to know various programs for their implementation. After returning from internship, I immediately found a very good job in Poland. I highly recommend the Griffiths + Associates internship because it was the best experience of my life.