IN the accounting, banking and finance industry, having the right qualifications can take you places in terms of job prospects and diversity of projects. It helps you to get a foot in the door for bigger, more attractive opportunities. Whether you have just graduated with a degree or you are planning to take a year off work to upskill or earn a professional qualification in this field, there is a certification to fit your needs.
There are, however, several drawbacks to attaining professional accreditations. Among them are that some professional certifications require prior work experience before enrolment and the programme can take years to complete. This can then incur both a longer time spent outside the workforce and higher costs to finance your living and studies.
Fortunately, with the CPA Program under CPA Australia, you now have a chance to accelerate your journey towards attaining an internationally recognised accounting qualification.
CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, with a global membership of more than 164,000 members. Its members work in more than 150 countries and regions around the world.
The CPA Program allows for full- or part-time study and presents the opportunity to complete the programme in as few as 12 months. The programme also integrates education and experience by using contemporary and internationally relevant material to provide you with an understanding of dynamic issues facing organisations today.
One course fits all
If you’re looking to build a career based on professional accounting skills that can open opportunities to a diverse range of roles worldwide, the CPA Program is for you. Regardless of time availability and constraints, you can choose to complete the CPA Program according to your own timeline within six years and with the level of support you need for full-time or flexible study options.
The full time CPA Program is currently delivered in Malaysia by CPA Australia’s tuition providers – Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UniRazak) and Sunway TES Centre for Accountancy Excellence. International students are also able to enrol in this programme via UniRazak in the same amount of time.
If the full-time programme does not fit your current needs, worry not. Candidates can choose between flexible study options offered by the CPA Program such as distance learning or through a combined postgraduate degree.
Candidates can also opt for online or face-to-face tuition to complement the distance learning study option. CPA Australia has partnered with approved providers to deliver face-to-face tuition services for the CPA Program to help students who thrive in a classroom environment with direct contact to a facilitator.
The Malaysian tuition providers are Noesis Exed, Sunway TES, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak and UniRazak. If you are based in Singapore, the Kaplan Learning Institute provides you with tuition services, too.
So, what are you waiting for? If you have a background in accounting, banking and finance and wish to attain an internationally recognised CPA designation, fast track your journey with the CPA Program.