HELP College of Arts and Technology ACCA Graduate Achieves World Placing

HELP College of Arts and Technology ACCA Graduate Achieves World Placing


HELP College of Arts and Technology’s (HELP CAT) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Centre has every reason to be proud of itself as its students have done exceptionally well again in the 2017 examinations.

Its student, Ong Tiek Huey, achieved 3rd placing in Malaysia and 20th placing in the world for the ACCA Exam Session in September 2017. Her average score in all five professional papers was on par with the world’s best.

Tiek Huey was an outstanding student, who graduated from the University of London International Programmes with First Class Honours in Accounting and Finance.

“With the ACCA certification, I am now able to pursue my dream career, and it has opened up doors for me to work overseas,” said Tiek Huey, who was awarded a scholarship to pursue her ACCA. She was awarded exemptions for some ACCA papers, and signed up for a total of five professional papers, all of which she passed with flying colours.

Although Tiek Huey is now amongst one of the top ACCA achievers, she remained humble and said she owed her success to consistency and constant revision. She also thanked her lecturers for their patience in answering all her questions.

Another achiever from HELP CAT’s ACCA platinum-certified centre is Ghugan Mohan, who was a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) student. Ghugan scored the top mark of 96% in Management Information in the June 2017 examinations, which was the best score in Malaysia and second best in the world.

Other previous achievers include Wong Yin Yin, who won the 1st Placing in Malaysia and 6th Placing in the world for her ACCA Financial Management paper in the December 2016 exam.

Ong Zhi En won the 1st Placing in the World and in Malaysia for the CAT Foundation in Taxation paper in the June 2016 exam. She was awarded a full scholarship by HELP CAT to pursue her CAT and ACCA qualifications.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) was founded in 1904. Today, it is widely recognised globally as a professional qualification, with 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 180 countries. Many of its graduates are offered employment as auditors, corporate and management accountants, taxation experts, business managers, financial advisors, and many other senior roles in various industries.

Accountants are one of the most highly paid professionals because of a global shortage, and the rigorous nature of the examinations.

The Centre for Professional Accounting Programmes (CPAP) at HELP CAT successfully runs the CAT and ACCA programmes and has grown from a Gold Approved Learning Partner in 2011 to Platinum in 2014, joining an elite group of learning providers around the world.

Along the way, HELP CAT’s CAT and ACCA students have achieved accolades in forms of prizes in various categories in the CAT and ACCA exams.

The Head of CPAP programmes at HELP CAT, David Lam, is a fellow member of ACCA since 1985, as well as a member of the Malaysia Institute of Accountants since 1983.

David said that the main mission of the ACCA programme at HELP CAT is to provide a well-rounded professional accounting education in a city campus environment where the students can build valuable networking and intellectual competencies to become future professionals.

Apart from excelling in their studies, the ACCA students are also active in their extracurricular activities. Through active participation in the nurture and development activities organised by the students in the ACCA Club, students are trained to be future corporate leaders equipped with good communication, decision-making, and teamworking skills.

For admission into the ACCA programme, prospective students need to have 2 principal passes in STPM or A-levels, plus 5 credits in SPM or O-levels including credits in English and Mathematics; or 5B’s in the UEC exam.

For admission into the CAT programme, which is a foundational programme of the ACCA, students need to have 5 credits in SPM or O-levels which includes credits in English and Mathematics.

For more information on the ACCA programme at HELP CAT, please call 03-2788 2115 or email to:

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Jessie Chua

David Lam