What are the branches of Accounting?
Studying Accounting in Malaysia involves the process of keeping track of financial accounts, ensuring the flow of money and handling all money matters.
Are you a stickler for the rules? Someone who always finished and handed in his homework on time. Are you an honest person who believes that ‘honesty is the best policy’? Are you good with numbers and calculations when everyone wanted to borrow your maths homework in school, but you being the honest person that you were, said no? Do you want to be considered successful and professional by friends and family? Well, if this does sound like you, then read on as we meticulously introdMore details Less
Principles of Accounting
Basis of Economy
Organisations and Management
Professional Practice in Accounting
Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
Strategic and Sustainable Accounting
Auditing and Assurance Services
Future employees in the Accounting and Finance field with expertise in risk and compliance are in high demand as there is a constant competition among graduates in the job market.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Accounting:
All organisations and industries need the service of an Accountant. This means that you are not limited to working in a particular field and can choose from a wide variety, which leads us to the next reason.
A degree in the field of Accountancy provides you with tonnes of job opportunities, allowing you to quickly climb the corporate ladder. There is a 95% employment rate for Accountants.
Working as an Accounting in different organisations allow you to move to different fields and can help you learn valuable practical skills essential to starting your own business.
“Accounting is the language of business.”
Important Note: You can choose to enrol for the professional examination right after SPM, which would save you lots of time and enable you to be a Chartered Accountant sooner.
It is not necessary to do postgraduate or be a Chartered Accountant. You can opt to work straight after degree but because there is a lot of competition in this field, it is best to take the professional examinations. Doing your degree first then taking the professional examinations later would qualify you to be exempted from taking a few papers.
If you’re a detail-oriented person, you pay attention to the little things. That means you may like sharp creases in your jeans and crisp shirts, but it goes beyond attire or an obsession with making lists. It means you’re conscientious and focused on accuracy and precision. You pride yourself on being a perfectionist. You’re also patient and persistent in pursuing answers to challenging questions.
Your primary responsibility as an accountant is to safeguard your organization’s assets. That means you can’t take anything at face value. Your job is to question everything and then be willing to dig in and investigate – to do the research necessary to find the answers and resolve discrepancies. For the curious-minded, this can be satisfying work, particularly when your ability to overcome a challenge results in success for your company or clients.
Bet you thought accounting was just about math. While it is a numbers-based profession, real-world business problems do not present themselves as mathematical equations, even if math is required to solve them. You need to be good with words – a careful and critical reader, and a good oral and written communicator, able to present and explain financial data, new regulations, financial results and business projections.
Do you believe in following rules even if you don’t agree with them? Accountants must follow lots of rules, principles, tax codes, and regulations governing what data to report and how to report it. While it is okay to be creative in terms of how you set up spreadsheets or develop presentations, “creative accounting” – or making up your own rules – is not.
Below are a few of the top Accounting firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course is accredited. For a start, here are some of the most popular Accounting schools in Malaysia.
Petaling Jaya2 Courses
Feb 14, 2017
Nov 08, 2016
Oct 18, 2016
Sep 05, 2016