ACCA joins forces with Accountant General’s Department and UiTM
Kuala Lumpur – ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Accountant General's Department, Ministry of Finance and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) have entered into a mutually benefitting partnership that will see staff in the Accountant General's Department provided with an ACCA Qualification and continuous professional development courses.
The partnership agreement was signed by Datuk Wan Selamah binti Wan Sulaiman, Accountant General on behalf of the Accountant General’s Department; Helen Brand, ACCA chief executive on behalf of ACCA; and Professor Dr Rozainun Abdul Aziz, Accountancy Faculty Dean on behalf of UiTM.
The three reputable institutions have joined forces to work together on strengthening and maximising resources to enhance accountancy knowledge development and skills. With this partnership, a pathway has been established for staff in the Accountant General's Department to take up the ACCA Qualification or Foundations in Accountancy, or both programmes from ACCA.
Tuition will be held at UiTM, an ACCA approved learning partner – Platinum status. Platinum is the highest and most prestigious level of approval granted by ACCA to learning partners around the world, and is granted only upon fulfilling stringent performance indicators such as pass rates and student support services.
ACCA in turn will render its support and guidance in providing relevant continuous professional development (CPD) requirements for staff at the Accountant General’s Department.
Speaking at the signing ceremony held recently, Helen Brand says: "ACCA is proud to work with partners who highly value professional training and development such as the Accountant General's Department and UiTM. We strongly believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and as the leading global body for professional accountants, ACCA will continue to work with all parties to develop capacity in the profession so as to enhance the role that the profession plays in supporting a healthy global economy."
Datuk Wan Selamah concurs: "Working closely with ACCA is a natural choice for the Accountant General's Department, as both bodies share the same goal of upholding high standards of competency and proficiency within the accounting profession. This agreement marks another positive step towards strengthening the quality of chartered accountants in Malaysia."
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