Accounting student wins first place in Malaysia and worldwide in AAA (INT) paper
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Accounting student Tung Giim Chyn was awarded as Malaysia Top ACCA Prize winner for Advanced Audit and Assurance [AAA (INT)] paper taken during the September 2021 ACCA examinations. She won first place in Malaysia and worldwide.
“I am extremely honoured to receive this award. It means a lot to me and serves as a motivation for me to complete my remaining ACCA professional papers. There are no shortcuts to do well in the exam. The most important tip is to practice using the past exam questions, but it is not enough to only memorise the theories as ACCA questions are designed to mirror real-life business scenarios. We are expected to apply the concepts from a practical perspective. Thus, a good understanding of the things learnt is the key to succeed in the exam,” enthused Tung.
She added, “Regardless of how prepared we are, sometimes we do easily get distracted and lose focus. Fortunately, I was able to overcome this challenge by developing a systematic study plan and having short breaks in-between. The achievement makes me believe that it is possible to do well in an ACCA exam through self-discipline, perseverance and motivation.”
Tung also thanked her lecturers and UTAR for providing an educational platform to acquire accounting knowledge and shaping a solid foundation in her studies. “The six-month internship programme has also given me real-world exposure to the auditing and accounting field, which is extremely useful in helping me to prepare for the ACCA examinations, as I was able to apply my studies in real-life working experiences. I would encourage more students to enrol in the ACCA while taking their Bachelor’s degree in UTAR through the ACCA Accelerate programme. The ACCA Accelerate programme allows students to begin their professional qualification journey before completing their degree. Although the professional exams are challenging, it equips students with comprehensive knowledge and skills that are essential for future careers,” advised Tung.