UiTM and TARC students top Deloitte Tax Challenge 2013


Petaling Jaya, 11 November 2013 – After a month of poring through the Malaysian tax system, gruelling case presentations and heated debates, the students from Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC) emerged as the champions of Deloitte Tax Challenge 2013 team and individual categories, respectively. The sixth season of the annual competition culminated in last Friday’s grand finale and gala event, which saw winners of the team and individual category bag RM8,000 and RM3,000 respectively along with a full-time position offer upon graduation with Deloitte, the world’s leading professional services network.

UITM’s Adib Ahmad Zabidi of Team Pirate Tax is elated that his team managed to outdo 114 teams to win this year’s Deloitte Tax Challenge, “This is a wonderful surprise for us and we would like to thank our lecturers for giving us the support and the knowledge required to ace the challenge.”

When asked what he and his team took away from the challenge, the ACCA student said, “In addition to honing our presentation skills, the Deloitte Tax Challenge really taught us the importance of teamwork. The challenge saw us lean on each other’s best abilities to wow the panel of judges.

Professional Accounting Centre To Be Set Up To Boost Number Of Bumiputra Accountants - Najib

KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 (Bernama) -- The government will create a professional accounting centre at Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) to boost the number of professional Bumiputra accountants.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Wednesday said the centre would offer four professional accounting studies, namely, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

"Through the programme, we target to boost the number of Bumiputras holding professional accounting certificates from only eight percent or 1,554 Bumiputra currently, to 25 percent by 2020," he said.

The Prime Minister said this to reporters after chairing the No 6/2014 Bumiputra Economic Meeting (MEB) at Parliament Building, here.

Najib said the number of Bumiputra students who qualified in accounting at the university level was 64 percent or 7,363 of 11,660 students nationwide.