Top Accounting & Finance Jobs in Demand in Malaysia


Accounting & Finance Jobs in Demand in Malaysia According to Hays Recruitment Agency

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Hays is a worldwide company whose expertise is in recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people across a wide range of

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specialised industries and professions. They operate across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

Hays operate in 48 locations throughout Asia Pacific, including 10 offices across Asia. They find permanent jobs for over 14,000 people a year and temporary and contract assignments for over 52,000 people a year and at any one time they employ over 13,000 temporaries and contractors.

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Accounting & Finance Jobs in Demand in Malaysia

According to the Hays Quarterly Report for October to December 2014, the top jobs in demand for accounting and finance are as below:

Internal Auditors – Strong demand exists for Internal Auditors across local, regional and international banks. As shared services centres are largely process driven, Internal Auditors are required to perform testing to ensure internal controls adhere to risk mitigation / risk management rules.

Financial Controllers – There has been continual demand for senior level finance professionals who have international experience and regional exposure with genuine multinational companies. Demand for these professionals is strongest in the oil & gas, healthcare, technology and FMCG sectors.

Finance Managers – Many local companies are looking to grow their businesses through acquisitions in South East Asia and

"I met EduSpiral at the education organised by them at Kinta Riverfront in December. I was still confused and had some questions. EduSpiral met up with me and my mum at Old Town to explain more about the course. The counselor helped me choose well." Gary Ng taking the Diploma in Accounting at KDU University College

“I met EduSpiral at the education organised by them at Kinta Riverfront in December. I was still confused and had some questions. EduSpiral met up with me and my mum at Old Town to explain more about the course. The counselor helped me choose well.”
Gary Ng taking the Diploma in Accounting at KDU University College

the Middle East. Employers demand strong financial modelling skills as well as an understanding of how local investment businesses operate.

Financial Analysts – Employers are generally feeling more confident about the outlook for business activity over the next 12 months and as a result are adding more Analysts to their teams.

Tax and Audit professionals – There is a shortage of tax professionals across the board in both direct and indirect tax. Employers are looking for candidates with a mix of experience in both commercial and practice firms. Regional and transfer pricing experience is also in demand. Tax roles are picking up mainly because of the GST implementation that will start in April 2015.

Risk Managers – As the deadline for Basel II projects approaches for most banks, they are employing more managers in the area of risk modeling to either develop new models or to ensure the correct implementation of models. Banks are also tightening the analysis and infrastructure of their credit risk function.

Trends in Accounting Profession in Malaysia

Some shared service centres (SSCs) are moving up the value chain to hire talent with commercial skill sets and require candidates with specialised knowledge in areas such as tax, statutory requirements, internal audit and risk management. The industry is finding it challenging to attract high calibre talent as candidates perceive SSCs as ‘cost centres’ and don’t want to limit their career progression.

SSC employers that hope to retain and attract talent need to look into their remuneration packages, create learning & development opportunities and offer internal transfers to other job functions / business operations.

Study at the Best Universities in Malaysia for Accounting

In order to succeed in the competitive field of accounting, students must choose the best universities in Malaysia to study. The

"I attended EduSpiral's Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam in December and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU." Julian Hum, from SMK St. Michael Institution, Ipoh studying Business at Asia Pacific University.

“I attended EduSpiral’s Education Fair at KInta Riverfront after my SPM exam in December and obtained great information there. Although Asia Pacific University is famous for IT but I found out that they have a solid accounting programme and I can get a UK degree. I got a scholarship as well from APU.”
Julian Hum, from SMK St. Michael Institution, Ipoh studying Business at Asia Pacific University.

best university doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive. Students should choose the right university that fits them which has a good reputation for business programs, excellent facilities, top lecturers and an English-speaking student environment.

Upon completion of the accounting degree programmes, graduates will have 9 paper exemptions from the total of 15 ACCA papers. I would recommend students who are weak in the English language to go for the accounting degree course first and then only pursue the ACCA. The ACCA is exam-based and marked in the UK.

Curtin Sarawak is one of the few Universities in Malaysia that offers a variety of double major options which includes Accounting & Banking, Accounting & Finance, and Accounting & Entrepreneurship.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Entrepreneurship) and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Marketing) programmes at Curtin Sarawak are now eligible to sit MIA’s Qualifying Examinations and, on completion, will qualify as Chartered Accountants (Malaysia).

Through its Qualifying Examination, MIA provides an avenue for membership admission for those who do not currently possess a qualification recognised under Part I and Part II of the First Schedule to the Malaysian Accountants Act 1967.

Students can consider studying the accounting degree at Asia Pacific University where they offer various specialisations in Forensic Accounting, Taxation, Forex & Investments for students to choose from. Students at APU will get a degree awarded by APU as well as Staffordshire University, UK.

For affordable universities with excellent facilities, students can consider UCSI University or HELP University, both with more than 20 years of experience in higher education in Malaysia. Students after SPM in Sarawak can study the Foundation at UCSI University’s Kuching campus first before continuing on to the degree at their campus in Kuala Lumpur.

Students at HELP University can go for their homegrown Accounting  degree courses.

Students taking the Accounting degree course at KDU University College can obtain both the degree as well as complete the professional ACCA programme in 3.5 years.

EduSpiral Consultant Services- Your Personal Online Education Advisor

Established since 2009, EduSpiral Consultant Services helps provide information and counselling on courses and universities in Malaysia.

EduSpiral Consultant Services represents the best colleges and universities in Malaysia offering a

After I finished my SPM, I felt confused about my further study. Eduspiral, was so patient to answer all my questions and took us around for a campus tour.
Hui Ying, Diploma in Accounting at Asia Pacific University

wide range of choices for students to choose from. These colleges and universities offer value for money in the quality of education and excellent facilities that you get.

These universities and colleges are chosen by EduSpiral because they represent the best in their fields in Malaysia and affordable. EduSpiral provides in-depth information and counseling on their courses so that students are able to make the right choice.

If you are still not sure what to study, please contact us and we will send you a free EduSpiral Career Assessment Form.

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Posted on October 10, 2014, in Accounting, Accounting & Finance, Business, Career Choices, Choosing the right course, Choosing the right university, Finance, Job Outlook, Jobs with high salary, Salary Report, Study in Malaysia, The best jobs and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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