Thursday, 24 February 2011

Another Malaysians best in the world

Duo score highest in ICAEW exam

Duo score highest in ICAEW exam

PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysians shared top honours in the internationally recognised Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Financial Accounting paper in 2010.

Their wins brought the number of prizes awarded to Malaysians last year to three. In June, An Li Fong had scored the highest marks in the Audit and Assurance examination. Kwong Sze Hui and Teh Qian Yuen, both 20, scored the highest marks in the Financial Accounting paper, ahead of almost 900 students across the world and 64 in Malaysia.

Sponsored by the world’s fifth largest accountancy and advisory services network BDO, Kwong and Teh were two of the top accounting students studying for the leading Accredited Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification in Malaysia with Sunway-TES.

A total of eight prizes have been won by Malaysians since 2004, ICAEW said in a statement yesterday.

Number crunchers: Gan (centre) posing with the ICAEW examination joint first place winners Teh (left) and Kwong.

Kwong and Teh garnered joint first place and the Spicer and Pegler prize with their BDO colleague Sam Moore of Huddersfield, Britain.

BDO Malaysia managing partner Datuk Gan Ah Tee lauded the duo’s achievements as a reflection of their drive to become global accounting professionals.

“They have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and this augurs well with BDO’s continued strategy to support human resources development.

“Our intention to provide opportunities for young, deserving Malaysian students to become global professionals through the BDO sponsorship programme continues to be well on its way,” Gan said.

ICAEW is an international accountancy body which provides training and support to over 134,000 members in 160 countries.

It is also a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance with over 775,000 members worldwide.

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