ACCOUNTANT

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ABOUT THE JOB

Accountants work with large amounts of numerical data, handle multiple tasks with deadlines and provide transparent and complete reports to management. If you are interested in this field, you should have a firm grasp of accounting and financial practices and posses strong computer verbal and written communication skills.

Accountants often specialize in particular areas of practice including audit, taxation, corporate finance, forensic accountancy and managerial accounting.

SKILL REQUIRED

Detail-oriented

Communication and interpersonal skills

Able to manage deadlines effectively

Analytical ability

THE JOB SCOPE

  • Compiling, analyzing and reporting financial data to managers, investors and other entities
  • Manitaining precise financial records
  • Administrating payrolls and company's income expenditure
  • Performing audits and resolving financial discrepancies
  • providing accurate financial forecast, budget planning and risk analysis

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

Foundation studies leading to Accounting

  • SPM :
    Minimum requirement for admission is 5 credits, including Mathematics and a pass in BM and History

Professional Papers in Accounting

  • It is not necessary to do a postgraduate course in Accounting or to be a Chartered Accountant. However, due to a lot of competition in this field with hundreds of graduates each year, it is best to take the professional examination. Plus, if you do take the examination after your undergraduate degree, you will be exempted from taking a few papers.

Degree in Accounting

  • A-Levels :
    Minimum of 2 passess in 2 subject
  • STPM :
    Minimum Grade C in any 2 subjects
  • Matriculation/Foundation studies:
    Minimum of CGPA 2.50
  • South Australian Matriculation :
    Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) 70 and Grade B in relevant subjects
  • Canadian Pre-University :
    An average of 70% in 6 relevant subjects
  • Unified Examination Certificate :
    Grade B in 5 subjects

Associated of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA)

  • STPM / A-Levels :
    2 Principal Passes
  • SPM / O-Levels :
    5 Credits including English and Mathematics
  • Foundation Studies

SALARY RANGE

  • Fresh Graduate

Fresh graduate accounts can expect a salary ranging between RM2,200 to RM3,600 a month. Many are quick to assume the big 4 accounting firms, Ernst and Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Deloitte, pay the best, however this is not the case. These accounting firms pay a little less provided they offer unparalleled training and experience

  • Senior Accountants
Senior Accountants who has accumulated around 6 years of experience will be earning between RM6,000 to RM11,000 a month.
  • Senior Manager
A Senior Manager is one who has over 10+ years of experience in the accounting field. An accountant can take up a managerial position in various financial departments such as financial manager, financial controller and finance director. Salaries may vary greatly depending on the certificates obtained ranging from RM 12,000 to RM15,000.

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