Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the largest and fastest-growing international accountancy body, with over 300,000 students and members in 160 countries. ACCA has an extensive network of 70 staffed offices and other centres around the world. (ACCA Website: www.accaglobal.com)
The ACCA qualification is recognised as the equivalent of an honours degree in Accounting. In fact many university graduates are taking up ACCA studies to upgrade their knowledge and advance their career even further. The qualification is recognised around the world and ACCA graduates can seek employment in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, etc.
Becoming A Chartered Accountant
The ACCA qualification is recognised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) as one of the requirements for MIA membership as a Chartered Accountant in Malaysia. A Chartered Accountant (with practicing certificates) can set up his or her own Public Practice and provide services such as accounting, audit, liquidation, tax and other related services. Many accounting graduates from overseas (e.g. UK, Australia, US, etc) take up ACCA studies after they return to Malaysia so that they can meet the requirements of MIA membership to be Chartered Accountants in Malaysia. (Visit MIA website for more information)
Pathway Towards Becoming A Chartered Accountant
Taking a Degree Through ACCA
ACCA students can get an honours degree (i.e. Bachelor of Applied Accounting with Honours) while studying for the ACCA qualification. This is made possible through ACCA's innovative partnership with Oxford Brookes University (UK). To get the degree, students will have to satisfy the following:
Complete Knowledge & Skills modules I [Paper F1-F9], AND
Submit a 6,500 word business related Research & Analysis Report, and a 2,000-word Key Skills Statement to Oxford Brookes University.
Note: ACCA students will graduate with NOT just one, but TWO qualifications - the ACCA Professional Qualifications and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Applied Accounting.
Why Study ACCA at Crescendo
In selecting the right ACCA college, the critical factor to consider is its "LECTURING TEAM". ACCA is not an internally assessed qualification where lecturers set the exam papers; it is externally assessed and therefore the lecturers must be very knowledgeable and be VERY exam-oriented because the exam papers are not set by the lecturers. The pool of such lecturers are small and Crescendo has gone to great extent to obtain well-known ACCA lecturers from Singapore and KL to lecture at the College. Some of the lecturers are themselves former Prize Winners or have produced Prize Winners before. Apart from the well-known 'fly-in' lecturers, Crescendo has also produced top ACCA lecturers who are now providing their expertise to other colleges in Singapore, KL and China. Students under their tutelage have also won ACCA Achievers Awards.
Crescendo is honoured to have its own Johor ACCA students made it a leading ACCA college in Johor (and in Southern Malaysia) -- a testament to its meticulously selected team high-quality of lecturers. The standards of students registering with the College is also noteworthy. Many of Crescendo's ACCA students are graduates from various private and public Malaysian universities, and overseas universities (Australia, UK, etc) as well.
The College is also the first in Johor to conduct FULL ACCA papers, and it has been producing ACCA graduates since 2002.
Taught by Some of Malaysia's Best ACCA Professional Trainers
The College has gone to great length to assemble some of the finest ACCA lecturing teams in Malaysia just for YOU - providing real value for money.
Louis Looi, ACCA F1, P3 Lecturer
B. International Business Admin (UK), MBA
Mr. Louis, based in Singapore, commutes daily to JB to teach since 2011. His specialisation in both IT and Management subjects makes him the best person to help you kickstart your ACCA experience in the right direction.
Vivian Lee, ACCA F2, F3 Lecturer
CIMA, Masters in Business Accounting
When Ms. Vivian first began teaching back in 1993, she immediately fell in love with the profession and has embarked on rigorously honing her subject delivery skills ever since. She takes great pride in laying up solid foundations that could transform ordinary students into extraordinary achievers. In her span of 20 years of lecturing experience, students of her class have retained high passing rates (with some even winning world-class prizes).
Natelie Ang, ACCA F3, F7, F8 Lecturer & P2 Tutor
Ms. Natalie, a passionate lecturer who has been teaching on ACCA subjects since 2005, is one of the very few educators well-adept at making complex concepts and ideas look easy to understand. She conscientiously develops her students and even devised unique approaches that systematically conditions them into strong exam candidates.
Gary Ng, ACCA F4 Lecturer
LLM (Merit) London, LLB (Hons) London
One of the most well-regarded law lecturer in Johor Bahru who recently received his Masters of Law from the prestigious University of London. Gary currently leads the Law programme and has produced many successful law students. A prolific researcher, Gary continues to develop charts, diagrams, and revision guides for ACCA F4. Students under his tutelage can expect the highest possible training in law subjects.
Hoo Sen Kai, ACCA F5, F6, P6 Lecturer
Mr. Hoo has over 15 years of lecturing experience in Singapore and Malaysia under his belt. Taxation, Management Accounting and Financial Management is his specialty. He trains his students to think broadly and deeply, sharpening their minds and skills further and further as they delve into their subject of interest. A firm believer in "measuring twice, cut once", Mr. Hoo never fails to throw in thought provoking questions that disciplines students to be well-prepared in handling hard exam questions well.
Chow Kim Tai, ACCA F9, P4 Lecturer
CA (M), FCCA, MBA (Finance)
A prominent ACCA lecturer in Malaysia and Singapore, Mr. Chow has taught extensively all over Asia with at least 13,000 students benefiting tremendously from his rich professional experience. With more than 17 years experience in delivering the subject of Finance, Mr. Chow has authored ACCA study texts, learning kits and even developed unique methodologies that effectively simplify the subject. He is no stranger to public seminars, and conducting in-house training for MNCs are part of his regular portfolio.
Dr. Parmindar Singh, ACCA P1 Lecturer
DBA (Aus), MBA (UM), B.Sc. (Hons) Computer Science (UKM)
Dr. Parminder has started teaching way back in 1987, and was the first Malaysian to teach ACCA in Hong Kong. He has taught in top Chinese research universities like Xi'an Jiao Tong University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. His core areas of interests are strategic management, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, ethics and information systems. Being well-versed on multiple professional training platform (e.g. ACCA, CIMA, ICSA, ABE etc.), he has also given lectures to students in Singapore, Brunei, and even Cambodia.
Joe Fang, ACCA P2 Lecturer
MSc. Accounting & Finance, ACCA Affiliate (UK)
A well-known ACCA lecturer in Malaysia and Singapore, Mr. Joe specialises in Corporate Reporting and Financial Reporting. Thousands of students have benefited from him during the 15 years he spent lecturing throughout colleges and universities in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Joe is a firm advocate of virtual education who passionately fights to elevate students' learning experience beyond the boundaries of physical classrooms; actively creating Facebook groups to improve their learning curve, which includes uploading complete collections of his live lectures online.
Teo Sau Keong, ACCA P7 Lecturer
Being a practicing auditor for almost 17 years, couple up with over 13 years of lecturing experience in Singapore and Malaysia, students of Mr. Teo will definitely enjoy the latest updates and issues derived from the field of auditing into his class. Former students of Mr. Teo often attributed their success in answering audit papers to his depth of knowledge in this area.
|Papers Offered Papers Offered|
|Knowledge Module||Essential Module|
| F1 Accountant in Business|
F3 Financial Accounting
| P1 Governance, Risks & Ethics|
P2 Corporate Reporting
P3 Business Analysis
|Skills Module||Optional Module |
| F4 Corporate & Business Law|
F5 Performance Management
F7 Financial Reporting
F8 Audit & Assurance
F9 Financial Management
| P4 Advance Financial Management|
P5 Advance Performance Management
P6 Advance Taxation
P7 Advance Audit & Assurance