ACCA and UTAR renew pact
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at the UTAR Petaling Jaya Campus today.
Representing UTAR was its President Ir Prof Academician Dato' Dr Chuah Hean Teik, while head of ACCA Malaysia Ms Jennifer Lopez signed on behalf of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants.
Today's signing renews a pact that was first made by both parties in 2006. Under this latest MoU, UTAR will continue to ensure that the syllabi of its four-year Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme as well as its three-year
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Accounting offered at their Bandar Sungai Campus and Perak Campus respectively, are aligned with the requirements of the ACCA Qualification.
With this, students studying for the Bachelor of Accounting (Hons) programme will be granted conditional exemption by ACCA for nine papers in the Fundamental Level of ACCA examinations, which enable them to pursue the ACCA Qualification in their fourth year of study concurrently with their degree. This exemption of nine papers is also granted to graduates of UTAR's Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Accounting programme, where upon they can register directly for the Professional Level papers of the ACCA Qualification.
Currently, UTAR's Centre for Extension Education (CEE) is offering a part-time programme to provide quality tuition to UTAR Accounting graduates and public members to prepare for the ACCA Professional Level exams. In addition, ACCA Malaysia also awards RM10,000 worth of scholarships each year to eligible UTAR students to study for the ACCA Professional Level papers at the centre.
ACCA's support is extended not only to the students but also to the lecturers and staff of the university. This comes in the form of continuous professional development programmes, train-the-trainers workshops for lecturers, as well as connecting them to ACCA's educators' network.