Taking accountancy to new heights

  • Monday, 15 Apr 2019

FOR those aiming to ace in accounting, nothing beats being awarded a professional certification. So for Sunway TES students who were recently conferred their titles of qualification, that day is certainly one to remember.

Sunway TES has been selected as the Centre for Accountancy Excellence (CAE) by the Malaysian government in November 2013 and aims to transform the country into a leading Asia Pacific accountancy hub by next year.

This April, the institution celebrates 532 graduates from the Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) programmes, making this Sunway TES’s 38th Graduation ceremony this year.

Sunway TES prize winners as of April 2019.

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)- Stepping stone to ACCA qualification

ACCA’s CAT is a vocational qualification designed to equip qualification holders with skills to support professional accountants.

Last September, outstanding CAT World Prize Winner from Sunway TES include Nurul Nabilah Mahyuddin, who was awarded both World Prize and Malaysian Prize for first place in Maintaining Financial Records, while Leong Wen Shan was awarded World Prize and Malaysian Prize for first place in Foundations in Taxation.

The qualification could be a stepping stone to an ACCA qualification and membership to the global body for professional accountants.

Sunway TES CAT Prize Winners - Nurul Nabilah (left) and Leong Wen Shan.

ACCA- 16 years of prestigious platinum status

Sunway TES CAE has been ACCA’s first learning partner in the world outside Europe to be awarded the Premier Plus Status in 2003 and earned a Platinum Approved Learning Status in 2007.

This year, Sunway TES’s ACCA top prize winner went to Ng Yee Won, who was awarded the World Prize and Malaysia Prize for first place in Audit Assurance in September 2018 sitting.

ACCA offers members fast-track to reputable employers worldwide, and the chance to lead businesses in sustainable success. Sunway TES CAE maintains strong connections with BDO, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PWC — the Big Five industry players — and most of its graduates gain employment opportunities there as well.

Sunway TES ACCA Prize Winner Ng Yee Won

Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB)- Accelerated route to ICAEW qualification

ICAEW also has another qualification called the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB), which provides essential knowledge in the fundamentals of finance, accounting and business, and can be used as an entry route into the ICAEW programme.

Sunway TES’s CFAB programme provides school leavers with an accelerated route to the prestigious ICAEW ACA qualification.

Its unique approach, which allows both classroom studies and practical work experience, offers a holistic learning experience and equips students with relevant skills to be an adept Chartered Accountant.

CFAB offers strategic alliances with Authorised Training Employers (ATEs) such as BDO, KPMG, Deloitte, PWC, the Sunway Group and more to provide work-based learning and ICAEW training contracts.

ICAEW- The only active provider in Malaysia

ICAEW is the largest professional accountancy body in Europe and provides leadership, as well as practical support to over 147,000 members in 160 countries. It works with governments, regulators and industries to maintain the highest standards.

In last year’s ICAEW Professional Level Paper Exam, Ng Yi Sze emerged as the world top ICAEW student, awarded first place and the Little Prize in the Professional Stage Order of Merit for Business Planning: Taxation with an outstanding mark of 100%.

Ng was also awarded first placement and the Plender Prize for Professional Stage Overall Order of Merit with an average mark of 93% and was awarded the Highest Non-Graduate Student and the Simon Morris Memorial Prize.

Sunway TES represents ICAEW’s only active partner-in-learning in Malaysia. The ACA qualification by ICAEW is considered a leading business and worldwide finance qualification and recognised in practice, industry, commerce and the public sector.

Sunway TES ICAEW Prize Winner Ng Yi Sze

With 25 years of excellence, Sunway TES has established a reputation as the employers’ choice in accountancy.

Sunway TES is currently offering full ICAEW Global Accountant Scholarship for the CFAB and ICAEW programme to SPM/O-Level students with 9As, UEC students with five points from best five subjects, and STPM/A-Level students with 3As.

For details, visit college.sunway.edu.my

Graduates and their parents can now download the Sunway TES 38th graduation congratulatory advertisement.

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