Certified Accounting Technician CAT in Malaysia - HELP CAT

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)



  • Programme Name : Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
    (R/344/3/0332(MQA/A5062)05/20)
    Duration of Study : 1 to 1½ years
    Intakes : January, April, July, September
    Study Mode : Full Time or
    Part Time
    Assessment : Examination
    Computer Based Examination
    Awarding Institution : ACCA

  • The CAT is usually studied as an introductory qualification prior to training to become a Chartered Certified Accountant through the ACCA Professional Scheme. The duration is one and a half years to complete the nine CAT papers. There is no restriction on the number of papers that can be taken in each sitting. The Certified Accounting Technician is a skilled person capable of performing highly responsible and important jobs:

    • collect, check and analyse financial information
    • maintain and check financial records
    • receive and settle invoices from suppliers
    • monitor company expenses
    • complete and submit tax returns
    • manage the staff payroll
    • prepare company tax returns
    • record receipts and payments
    • audit (verifying an organisation’s accounts)
    • control budgets
    • write reports

     

    In a small company, Accounting Technicians may be the only employee qualified to look after financial records, invoices and wages. In large companies, they are likely to be part of a team that includes chartered accountants, other accounting technicians and general administrators. In this case they are likely to specialise in a particular area, such as audit or tax. Increasingly, accounting technicians are also responsible for identifying how a company can improve its profits and reduce costs.


  • Below are the entry requirements for CAT:

    5 Credits in SPM/O-Levels (including English & Mathematics)

  • INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
    FA1 Recording Financial Transactions
    MA1 Management Information
    INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
    FA2 Maintaining Financial Records
    MA2 Managing Costs and Finances
    ADVANCED LEVEL
    FAB Accountant in Business
    FMA Management Accounting
    FFA Financial Accounting
    Options (any 2 papers)
    FTX Foundations in Taxation
    FFM Foundations in Financial Management
    FAU Foundations in Audit
    General Subjects
    Pengajian Malaysia or Bahasa Komunikasi 1
    Critical Thinking
    Comparative Religion