OIA Launches Mu’tamad Program for Finance, Accounting Graduates

Oman Investment Authority (OIA) and its companies put in continuous efforts to develop Omani talent and close the gap between the needs of the labour market and qualified Omani professionals. In pursuance, OIA in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Higher Education institutions in Oman, launched a new employment and development programme under the name ‘Mu’tamad.’

The programme focuses on recruiting and developing Omani graduates in finance and accounting disciplines to qualify them for the Chartered Certified Accountants Certificate (ACCA).

Mu’tamad seeks to onboard 20-25 graduates and offers them the opportunity to obtain the ACCA within three years from their recruitment. This career development journey includes tiered educational programmes, in addition to technical and behavioural training in line with international standards.

The programme will help create a pool of local professionals who can lead the financial and accounting sectors in the future. To achieve this, the programme will enhance their skills in various financial and administrative fields, build their capabilities, develop their knowledge, instill positive values, and increase their competitiveness locally and internationally.

Commenting on the launch, Ayad Al Balushi, Assistant Deputy President for Finance and Assurance at OIA, said that the new Mu’tamad programme comes as part of a series of other training programmes initiated by OIA, such as Nomou and Ea’dad programmes that have already trained many national talents most of whom were later employed at various government units and companies.

He further noted that such programmes reflect OIA’s commitment to training national talents, qualifying them, developing their capabilities, and preparing them for the labour market.

He added that supporting national competencies and encouraging them to obtain professional certificates will also help fill the need for these specialised disciplines. It will also enhance the companies’ overall finance and accounting performance, increase productivity, create job opportunities for jobseekers, and improve Omanisation.

Registration is already open, with certain criteria to be observed. Applicants must be of Omani nationality and hold a bachelor or master’s degree in accounting or finance. Qualified candidates will further be shortlisted through written tests and interviews. To apply for the programme, please follow the link: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3672305955.