Ng Chuan Hooi started studying accounting in her high school and it immediately became her favourite subject. After graduating from high school, the 22-year-old from Bukit Mertajam, Penang pursued her Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programme at Sunway TES CAE, an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Provider and believed that the first-rated institution will be the propeller towards her success and future in accountancy.
In spite of the continued global disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ACCA exam sittings were carried smoothly throughout the globe. The results saw over 92,000 students around the world entering almost 112,000 exams. A total of 3,440 students completed their final exams to become ACCA affiliates, in addition to the 13,404 new affiliates created throughout 2020.
After years of perseverance, Ng has proven once again in her final exams that being among the top in the world is possible with passion and dedication. In the recent March 2021 sitting, she bested all ACCA students in the nation and worldwide by achieving ACCA World Top Affiliate – 3rd Placing Worldwide and ACCA Top Affiliate in Malaysia. With an average mark of 80.75%, she has achieved the third-highest mark worldwide for the Strategic Professional Level exams and was ranked No.1 in Malaysia.
“I am extremely happy and honoured to receive this award and it means a lot to me,” shared Ng as she received the delightful news. She has also gotten an ACCA Malaysian Prize Winner award for the Advanced Financial Management (AFM) paper along with being the top affiliate.
This incredible feat certainly serves as a motivation for Malaysians pursuing their studies to dream big and strive towards global rankings. “The awards served as motivation to help me keep moving,” said Ng as she aims to achieve greater results for herself and her family. She credited Sunway TES for her triumph by providing top-tier education, dedicated lecturers and a comfortable campus environment.
She was certainly not a stranger to ACCA awards as she was previously the Malaysian Prize Winner for Strategic Business Leader (SBL) December 2020 sitting, World Prize Winner for Financial Management
(FM) September 2019 sitting and Malaysian Prize Winner for Audit & Assurance (AA) December 2019 sitting.
“The fruit of your success is the sweetest. Always believe that you can, so you will!” said Ng to those who are eager to follow her path towards worldwide recognition. Upon completing ACCA with astonishing results, she has planned to take a few months break before entering the industry with a hunger for success.
“After I pass my exams I will have to find employment to complete the Practical Experience Requirement (PER). I would like my first job to be with a large accountancy firm as I want to work with knowledgeable and well-trained professionals who can help me enhance my skills. Looking further ahead in my career, I don’t mind working for a large or small firm but I do want to work abroad at some point, which is why it is also important to me that ACCA is internationally recognised”, said Ng as she planned towards her bright future.
Sunway TES is no stranger to world-class achievements, as they have accumulated 35 ACCA Top Affiliates, 218 World Prize Winners and 682 Malaysian Prize Winners for the CAT and ACCA programme for 27 years since its incorporation into Sunway College. To date, Sunway TES has nurtured 6,385 CAT graduates and 6,755 ACCA graduates.