Job Info & Trends >> Accounting

What’s with the title of this article, you might ask. Yeo Beng Yean, a Director in Global Financial Services, a division within Assurance and Advisory Business Services in Ernst & Young, explains, so read on and you will get the answer.


Accountants have had a long history of being stereotyped as uninteresting and boring number crunchers who often dress in crisp white shirts with black or grey pants; or maybe dark blue pants on the day that...

Last Modified : Tue, 30/11/2010

As more women are given the opportunity to have better qualifications (compared to 50 years ago), it is very common to see more of them holding prominent positions in corporations and organisations, be it in business, the public sector, or other industries. In fact, most of the time, the number of women in schools and universities is much higher than that of their male counterparts.

The accounting profession is also experiencing similar global trends. The news could not have come...

Last Modified : Tue, 30/11/2010

What skills and abilities should graduates have in order to thrive in the challenging world of accounting today? Chew Siew Suan, HR Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) tells us more.

Accounting is a challenging field for the new graduate. As technology grows and changes the way businesses are run, and new fields of specialisation emerge, you will find yourself in a vibrant work environment where you need to learn fast and perform on the job. Accountants are no...
Last Modified : Wed, 02/09/2009

Teo Ee Sing, Executive Director of Sunway-TES, gives us a clearer picture.

Professional accounting courses are interesting and exciting as the knowledge obtained is gargantuan and the papers are practical in nature with real-life scenarios. In order to succeed, students should not be confined to pure textbook knowledge but they need to keep abreast of current developments as well.

Also, professional accounting qualifications are recognised worldwide. In...
Last Modified : Wed, 02/09/2009

In Malaysia, the word 'accountant' is protected. The Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) was established under Accountants Act 1967 as the national regulatory body for accountants in Malaysia. All persons practicing as accountants or auditors in Malaysia must be registered with the Institute.

To become a qualified chartered accountant in Malaysia, you need to pursue one of the following routes:
1) Pass any of the final examination specified in Part 1 of...
Last Modified : Wed, 02/09/2009

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