Taylor’s College Launches ACCA Programme that Complements ACCA Competency Framework

Producing graduates who have the capabilities to meet the expected competencies of future financial professionals

Taylor’s College recently announced that registration for the inaugural intake of the ACCA Professional Accounting Programme at its Sri Hartamas campus is now open.

Taylor’s College president, Mr Lim Tou Boon shared that prospective students of this programme will be exposed to active learning methodologies throughout the duration of their ACCA journey at Taylor’s College. This includes engaging students in collaborative learning environments and equipping them with 21st century skills for real world. Taylor’s ACCA prepares students to acquire the full range of competencies financial professionals needs, with an emphasis on technical knowledge, cognitive capabilities and soft skills.

“By adopting this approach to the programme, we aim to equip our ACCA students with the skills and tools necessary to become well-rounded ACCA graduates who will be an asset to their prospective employer,” he shared.

Mr Lim also shared that students who register for the ACCA programme at Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas will be able to take advantage of a structured coaching programme. The programme will also feature guest lecturers by industry leaders throughout the duration of its programme.

“By utilising this tool, ACCA students at Taylor’s College will be able to make the best possible choices. When combined with the fact that the programme will be able to develop the full range of competencies finance professionals need in the corporate sector today, we believe that our ACCA programme will be able to provide a holistic approach to all its students. This approach is also in line with ACCA competency framework that was launched by ACCA recently,” he said.

ACCA competency framework demonstrates the different competencies developed through all elements of the ACCA Qualification - exams, ethics module and experience requirement, and links these competencies to jobs in accounting and finance.

Also present at the event were Ms. Jennifer Lopez, Country Head of ACCA Malaysia and Mr. Wee Hock Kee, Managing Partner, CG Board Asia Pacific, who shared information about ACCA and their personal experiences with the prospective students at the preview session held at Empire Hotel, Subang Jaya recently.

Chew Leong Chun, a Taylor’s College South Australian Matriculation student shared that he attended the Preview with some of his friends to find out about the ACCA programme. The 18-year old shared that he came away with everything he wanted to learn about, adding that it met all his expectations.

“It was an eye-opener to hear directly from speakers who came from ACCA and the industry,” he said.

Another student, Nurul Faznita Mohd Tajuddin, said “I used to think that accounting is a boring profession but the speakers changed my perspective about it. It was particularly interesting hearing from Mr Wee Hock Kee about his real life experience as we got to know what it was really like being an auditor.”