Deloitte Malaysia is proud to announce the signing of CPA Australia as a partner in the Deloitte Audit Business Challenge (D’ABC), an initiative designed to bring real life audit experiences to undergraduate students hoping to gain a deeper understanding on what auditing really involves. The agreement was signed between Stanley Teo, Audit & Assurance Leader of Deloitte Malaysia and Priya Terumalay, Country Head – Malaysia of CPA Australia.

“This partnership serves as a statement of our shared commitment towards nurturing future talent and continuously working with the leading professional bodies to elevate the standards of the accounting profession,” shared Stanley during the signing ceremony.

Aimed at generating interest in the audit profession, students will be given a hands-on experience at networking and applying critical thinking skills to business, auditing, accounting and ethical issues. Open to all accounting and finance undergraduates in Malaysia, the challenge will comprise of workshops, quizzes, video submissions and presentations based on real life audit scenarios.

“D’ABC is designed to be a great platform and opportunity for students to be exposed to the reality of the audit and assurance profession. In today’s digital era, they’ll experience the latest auditing tools and understand the benefits of having professional accounting qualifications. I strongly believe students will find this experience enlightening and valuable,” added Izzad Shamsudin, Audit and Assurance Partner and Deloitte Audit Business Challenge Organising Chairman at Deloitte Malaysia.

Besides the opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and skills, participants of D’ABC also stand the chance to win cash prizes of up to RM8,000, engage in a “partner-tagging” session to experience a day in the life of an audit partner and the prospect of undertaking an internship at Deloitte Malaysia. Finalists will also be invited to the “Grand Gala Dinner”, where they will be given the chance to connect with key leaders in the Malaysian audit industry.

“Deloitte has been a CPA Australia Recognised Employer Partner since 2009 and we have worked closely on many activities over the years. We’re proud to be an exclusive partner for this inaugural challenge and we look forward to co-promoting the event to our 7,000 plus Network university students throughout Malaysia,” said Priya Terumalay, Country Head – Malaysia of CPA Australia.

“We are committed to supporting the accounting profession in Malaysia and helping it to grow. Part of this commitment is coming together with organisations like Deloitte Malaysia to build the capabilities of young talents in Malaysia and to provide them with career pathways,” Priya added.

As one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a global membership of over 160,000 members, CPA Australia remains an important and prestigious professional qualification.


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