Celebrating Malaysian Top Scorers
ACCA recently organised a special event to celebrate the achievements of outstanding Malaysian students for their excellent performance in various ACCA and CAT examinations for the June 2010 session.
The top scorers received their awards from guest of honour, Mr Jeffrey Chew Sun Teong, Director and CEO, OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd who is also a fellow member of ACCA.
In his speech, ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee (MAC) president Mr Devanesan Evanson noted that in today's business climate, many organisations were increasingly relying on the expertise of accountants at all levels.
Mr Devanesan advised that, 'as roles and skills are evolving, there is a perceived gap between the skills organisations need, and the skills both employees and external candidates hold. With accounting roles becoming increasingly technically specialised, they are also becoming much more strategic and central to business performance, particularly in the corporate and public sectors. Consequently, management skills - especially in the areas of communication, analysis, leadership, presentation - coupled with business awareness are critically important for finance professionals across all sectors to develop'.
'Across all sectors, in all types of organisations, professional accountants will be at the heart of value creation, bringing their unique skills and talents to help businesses deliver enhanced performance. This is because accountants are more mobile and careers will increasingly cross traditional borders, both inside and outside the finance function. They will also transcend national borders. This increased career mobility is facilitated by the growing global demand for the services of finance professionals', he said.
At the presentation ceremony, 29 Malaysian prize winners were awarded with certificates for scoring the highest marks in various papers.
Two of the winners, Mr Khalid bin Kamarulzaman and Mr Ong Wei Zun emerged as the first and second CAT World Prizewinners, scoring the highest cumulative marks for five advance level papers.
A total of 498 Malaysian students completed the ACCA examination in June 2010 session, out of 9,143 students completing the examinations worldwide.
Also present at the ceremony were ACCA Malaysia country head Jennifer Lopez, ACCA Malaysia Advisory Committee members, as well as representatives from various colleges and guests.