Head of ACCA Singapore Celebrates the Achievements of LSBF ACCA Graduates at the LSBF ACCA Convocation Ceremony 2013
On 8 June 2013, more than 200 guests including 50 ACCA graduates will come together at the London School of Business & Finance (LSBF) ACCA Graduation Ceremony 2013 held at the M Hotel Singapore. The ceremony will be prestigiously graced by Guest-of-Honour, Ms Leong Soo Yee, Head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Singapore (ACCA) and Mr Vincent Lim, Finance Director of Asia Countries at Motorola Solutions, Council member of ICPAS and Fellow member of the ACCA.
This is the first-ever ACCA Graduation Ceremony organised by LSBF in Singapore and the event commemorates the efforts and hard work of all ACCA graduates, particularly to give due recognition to the achievements of 4 outstanding LSBF graduates who have emerged as ACCA prize winners in the June 2012 and December 2012 ACCA examination sittings.
For LSBF ACCA Prize Winner Mr Garrick Wong, choosing to study for a professional qualification in ACCA while reading a double degree in Biomedical Science & Chinese Medicine at a local university, was a challenging journey but well worth it.
The Prize Winner for the ACCA P6 Paper - Advanced Taxation (Singapore) said, “Flip through the newspapers and you know almost every accounting or auditing firm is looking for candidates who either possess an ACCA qualification equivalent or an accounting degree. I chose to study ACCA while in university because I was interested in accounting and I wanted to have the right skills and knowledge to help out in the accounting aspect of my family business.
“Not only is the ACCA qualification internationally recognised, it has opened doors for me in one of the Big Four accounting firms even before I have graduated from the programme,” said Mr Wong, who is currently employed by Ernst & Young LLP as an Associate for GST Services.
Since LSBF opened its doors in June 2011, the institute has recruited more than 5,300 ACCA students and produced more than 200 ACCA graduates in Singapore. As a global institution, LSBF is committed to provide students with quality ACCA education. This strong commitment to providing a high standard of teaching quality is demonstrated by the award of the ACCA Approved Learning Partner Gold Status, given only to high-quality tuition providers by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountantsin December last year.
“Ultimately, LSBF’s ability to produce career-ready graduates depends largely on our ability to shape a unique education experience that is anchored on our enduring ties with industry,” said Ms Elisabetta Ceragioli, Managing Director of LSBF in Singapore.
Earlier this year, LSBF in Singapore established a new Board of Advisors comprising of top industry leaders in business and finance sectors. Mr Paul Prendergast, Managing Director, Products Management Consulting of Accenture Singapore and Mr Hugo Walkinshaw, Principal at Deloitte Singapore will bring rich experience and insights on current standard practices and trends in their area of expertise. They will play an important role to advise LSBF in the development of an industry relevant portfolio of academic programmes.
Going forward, LSBF in Singapore will continue to deepen the involvement of industry experts and build strong ties with its academic partners to bring the quality of private education in Singapore to the next level.