Become a CPA

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PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A GREAT CAREER

If you’re looking to build an exciting career based on professional accounting skills that could take you across the globe in a diverse range of roles, the CPA Program is for you.

THE CPA PROGRAM

Integrating education and experience, our program incorporates contemporary and internationally relevant material that will provide you with an understanding of dynamic issues facing organisations today.

The diagram below outlines program elements:

YOUR APPLICATION

If you have studied an accounting-related degree, you will likely go straight into the CPA Program. In some cases, you may need to complete further studies.

CPA PROGRAM

Includes four compulsory subjects, two electives and an experience component that will give you the skills to stand out in the real world.

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We recommend you complete this subject first. Learn the application of ethical principles, together with a strong knowledge of key corporate governance principles and mechanisms.

Apply accounting standards, interpret financial reports, and understand the business impacts of financial reports.

Learn how management accounting provides the information critical to the business decision making process. This subject then takes it all one step further and introduces the role of the management accountant in business strategy.

In the capstone subject, you will use strategic analysis to address complex business issues in a competitive and uncertain business environment.

If you have completed recognised studies in taxation and auditing, you can choose any two electives. If you have not completed recognised studies in taxation and/or auditing, you must select Advanced Taxation and/or Advanced Audit and Assurance.

ADVANCED TAXATION

Identify, analyse, and assess taxation implications for individuals and business entities and ensure compliance with taxation laws. Local taxation units are available for Malaysia and Singapore.

ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

Focus on both external and internal audit procedures. This subject will ensure you understand the audit process and are able to apply international standards to complex audits.

FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Recognise the financial risks faced by businesses and understand the key mechanisms and frameworks used to address and manage risk.

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES

Analyse and evaluate the role of the CPA in contemporary business and how the accounting profession continues to evolve.

If you have completed recognised studies in taxation and auditing, you can choose any two electives. If you have not completed recognised studies in taxation and/or auditing, you must select Advanced Taxation and/or Advanced Audit and Assurance.

ADVANCED TAXATION

Identify, analyse, and assess taxation implications for individuals and business entities and ensure compliance with taxation laws. Local taxation units are available for Malaysia and Singapore.

ADVANCED AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

Focus on both external and internal audit procedures. This subject will ensure you understand the audit process and are able to apply international standards to complex audits.

FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT

Recognise the financial risks faced by businesses and understand the key mechanisms and frameworks used to address and manage risk.

CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS ISSUES

Analyse and evaluate the role of the CPA in contemporary business and how the accounting profession continues to evolve.

To become a CPA you need 36 months of relevant experience. You can complete Your Experience before, after, or concurrently with your CPA Program subjects, however we recommend doing it concurrently. You will gain skills in four skill areas:

  • Technical 
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Business 
  • Leadership