The first is a platform to provide undergraduate accounting students with an opportunity to be mentored by ACCA members to gain industry knowledge and increase their skills for greater employability.“I encourage you to learn as much as you can from this opportunity to engage with our ACCA Young Members’ Network,” said ACCA Malaysia country head, Edward Ling, to 90 students from 21 local private and public universities.
The ACCA Young Members’ Network for those aged under 40, in the meanwhile, seeks to create a strong network of young ACCA professionals through career guidance and mentoring opportunities with senior and C-suite ACCA members.
A statement informed that the objectives of both programmes tie in closely with the findings of ACCA’s research into the career aspirations of the younger generation.
In this study with 19,000 respondents from 150 countries, 52 per cent of the participants rated experiential learning highly.
“With these two programmes, we have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the next generation of young professional accountants and develop the future leaders which Malaysia needs,” said Ling.