UTAR wins CIMA Excellence Award

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants distinguishes UTAR for its outstanding contribution to the accounting profession

UTAR was awarded the Regional Bronze (Asia Pacific) 2020 CIMA Prize Winner Award at the first-ever CIMA Excellence Awards virtual ceremony on 11 December 2020. This award recognises the outstanding performance at the Strategy Case Study Exam for the exams taken in November 2019.

The CIMA Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding academic partners, tuition providers and students who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and the Institute over the past year. These awards highlight the high-quality of teaching, research, and learning in accounting education across the world.

Dr Sia Bee Chuan, Dean of UTAR Faculty of Accountancy and Management (FAM), thanks the staff and students for their continuous efforts towards greater achievements. She continues to encourage the Faculty to work closely with professional bodies to strategically make the Faculty a leading business and accounting degree provider in the near future. She said, “Our lecturers benchmark our programme contents with the latest developments in the industry and with professional bodies to fulfil the necessary requirements to ensure that our graduates are trained for the industry. The Faculty is indeed thankful to CIMA who is a close ally that has been giving continuous support to UTAR.”

Shamini Kandasamy, the Head of the Department of Accountancy in the Faculty, encourages the lecturers to work closely with CIMA and other professional bodies to make sure that students are continuously progressing in their studies to enhance the management and accounting profession.

According to Andrew Harding, FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive, Management Accounting at The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, “The CIMA Excellence Awards honour institutions and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the accounting profession and worked tirelessly to enrich their students, providing them with the best possible education and prepare the next generation of accounting professionals. The Regional Bronze (Asia Pacific) CIMA Award received by UTAR is a true testament of its commitment and dedication to building the future of our profession.”

Sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the global accounting organisation formed by CIMA and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the CIMA Excellence Awards will be presented annually to those who have made a difference to the global accounting community, and proactively supported their students towards earning their Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, the most widely held management accounting designation in the world.

Visit the CIMA website for a complete list of the 2020 CIMA Excellence Awards winners.

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