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Time Is Right For Malaysian Graduates To Get Qualified

Employers will be able to fast track the development of finance and accounting graduates, thanks to a new pilot launched by Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) and CPA Australia at the CPA Congress 2013 today.

Under the Get Qualified! Fund, TalentCorp will meet up to half of the fees of graduates who are employed for less than six months to complete professional development training through the CPA Australia program.

TalentCorp CEO Johan Mahmood Merican said the collaboration with CPA Australia was to encourage leading employers, especially in the fast growing shared services industry to jointly invest with the Government in Malaysia's young talent, particularly in upskilling them with an international qualification like the CPA.

“A strategic priority for TalentCorp is to optimise Malaysian talent, especially our young Malaysian graduate talent. This initiative will not only help employers by enhancing the quality of the talent pipeline. It will also ensure our Malaysian graduates are better placed to access the dynamic and international opportunities arising from the economic transformation, such as the increasing number of regional and global shared services finance centres based in Malaysia,” added Johan.

“A CPA qualification is an important and valuable recognition of technical and professional competency. Thanks to this joint collaboration, Malaysian graduates will be on the fast track to this globally regarded delegation.”

CPA Australia chief executive, Alex Malley, said the organisation was delighted to be working with TalentCorp in building the skills and capacity of Malaysian finance and accounting graduates.

“CPA Australia firmly believes in the importance of supporting both employers and employees in building capacity and professional experience.

“With more than 144,000 members worldwide, CPA Australia has had a presence in Malaysia for more than 56 years. We look forward to working with TalentCorp in building the next generation of Malaysian business leaders.”

For further information and media enquiries, please contact:

TalentCorp

Emma Delima Ali
Assistant Manager, Communications
DID : +603 7839 7045
Email : emma.ali@talentcorp.com.my

CPA Australia

Mr Zen Teng
Senior Business Development Manager
DID : +603 2267 3310
Email : zen.teng@cpaaustralia.com.au Ms Nirmala Ramoo
Senior Manager – Professional Development & Communications
DID : +603 2267 3350
Email : nirmala.ramoo@cpaaustralia.com.au

Factsheet on the GetQualifed! Fund

Firms keen on developing their graduate pool can now apply for training support of up to 50%for the CPA Program per eligible employee.

Eligible Employee Criteria Malaysian or Malaysian PR;
Fresh Graduate with maximum 6 months of employment within the company; and holds minimally a bachelor’s degree
Training Support CPA Program funding
TalentCorp will fund up to 50% of segment fees for an employee to undergo the CPA Program offered by CPA Australia. This is subject to 100% exam attendance and that the employee is still in employment during the time of the claim.
Employer Commitment A participating employer shall
ӢCommit to a basic salary of at least RM2,300 for the employee;
ӢVerify and endorse the practice requirement and curriculum;
ӢTo provide mentorship and guidance on competency development
ӢMonitor progress of employee and provide necessary exam and study leave
Register your Interest, contact Mr Zen Teng
Senior Business Development Manager
DID : +603 2267 3310
Email : zen.teng@cpaaustralia.com.au

About TalentCorp

TalentCorp was established on 1 January 2011 under the Prime Minister’s Department to formulate and facilitate initiatives to address the availability of talent in line with the needs of the country’s economic transformation.

Collaborating closely with relevant Government agencies and employers in priority economic sectors, TalentCorp develops demand-driven initiatives focused on three strategic thrusts, specifically (1) Optimise Malaysian talent, (2) Attract and Facilitate Global Talent and (3) Build Networks of Top Talent.

Visit www.talentcorp.com.my for more information.

About CPA Australia

CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with more than 144,000 members working in 127 countries. We have operations in chosen markets throughout the world, including all Australian capital cities, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

CPA Australia’s primary aim is to enhance our members’ professional knowledge and support their career development through education, training, technical support and advocacy. Staff and members work together with local and international bodies to represent the views and concerns of the profession to governments, regulators, industries, academia and the general public.

Our international presence continues to grow in terms of representation on international bodies and influence in the profession globally. In the areas of financial reporting, taxation and corporate governance, we are thought leaders in Australia and internationally.

CPA Australia’s vision is to be the global professional accountancy designation for strategic business leaders.

For more information, visit www.cpaaustralia.com.au

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