ICAEW partners with Singapore Polytechnic, Indonesian and Vietnamese universities

09:55 | 25/10/2018 Finance - Banking

In its mission to promote the professional development amongst students, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has collaborated with its Partners in Learning, Singapore Polytechnic and leading universities in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by ICAEW with its Partners in Learning, Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and leading universities in Indonesia and Vietnam earlier this year, the second batch of 22 students from Indonesia and Vietnam have embarked on a two-week Experiential Learning Programme to Singapore in October.

The second batch of 22 students from Indonesia and Vietnam have embarked on a two-week Experiential Learning Programme to Singapore in October

During the programme, students will participate in different activities such as cultural visits and industry immersion programmes. They will have the opportunity to experience professional work environments at Deloitte Singapore and Grant Thornton Singapore and undergo a soft skills training workshop conducted by ICAEW and SP. To conclude the programme, the students are required to complete the Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) module conducted by SP before sitting for the Accounting examinations when they return to their respective countries.

Speaking about professional development of budding accountants, Mark Billington, Regional Director of Southeast Asia, ICAEW, said: “Through these initiatives, we are committed to developing young minds to be accountants of tomorrow, who are not only technically-competent but are also well-rounded and can adapt to the changing landscape.”

In June 2018, the first batch of 30 students from Indonesia and Vietnam’s leading universities embarked on this experiential learning programme to Singapore, where they visited PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore and RSM Singapore.

The Experiential Learning Programme is one of the many collaborations developed as part of the MoU agreement which ICAEW and its Partners in Learning signed, with the aim of providing students with international exposure and the opportunity to broaden their horizons through this exchange programme in Singapore.

Uyen Ly