Accountancy & Financial Management

Accountancy & Financial Management Sector Advice

Life on the Job

Explore the latest trends in accounting with Shenola Gonzales, Head of Malaysia at ICAEW, as she shares her perspective on emerging trends, essential digital skills, and the evolving responsibilities in the field of accountancy.
Gaurav Khanijow, Consultant, Enterprise Risk Services at Deloitte Malaysia tells readers what it's like to be in his shoes!
Lydia Kwan Li-Ya, Associate at PwC tells readers what it's like to be in her shoes!
Ahmad Faizi Latifi, Auditor, Financial Services at EY tells readers what it's like to be in his shoes!
This established auditing firm didn’t thrive for 55 years by sticking to old tried-and-true traditions. Boasting an ever-evolving work environment that puts relationships first, we talk to BDO employees to catch a glimpse of its work culture.
Looking for something more in an internship? Look no further, as BDO Malaysia shares the exciting adventures awaiting you at the BDO MyASEAN Internship Programme! Intrigued? Read on to find out more!

Sector Essentials

Attaining chartered accountant status can make a huge difference in your career progression through the accounting sector. But it will take a lot of work!
Here’s our A-Z guide for graduates to understand key accounting terms you may encounter in interviews, assessments, or at work.
Preparing for an accounting job interview can be a challenging task, but it's an important part of making a great first impression.
Picking the right company and role in accounting as a graduate is crucial for your long-term success and satisfaction in the field. Here are some important factors to consider.
Being an accountant involves more than just being good with numbers. It's also important for accountants to have a diverse range of skills in order to be successful.
If you have a good head for numbers and a keen interest in business, then a career in accounting might be the right fit for you!
Tan Khoon Yeow from BDO Malaysia shares how changes in corporate reporting will affect the accounting and auditing world.
Datuk Mohamad Nasir Ahmad from the ACCA talks about the real need for qualified accounting professionals, regardless of what state the global economy is in.
Ng Swee Weng, Senior Advisor for Advisory and GST from BDO Malaysia breaks down the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Malaysia for fresh graduates entering the employment sphere.
Mok Wai Ling, Partner at Crowe Horwath shares her professional advice on how fresh graduates go about selecting the firm of their dreams.
Alvin Gan, Executive Director of IT Advisory of KPMG in Malaysia, shares the top five most valuable skills that a fresh graduate need for a career in the consulting sector.

Sector Areas of Work

Be a part of the financial management and reporting of government entities, including federal, state, and local governments.
Help organisations track business transactions and assess and evaluate their financial health and performance.
Provide crucial and specialised financial information to internal stakeholders to support decision-making and improve the overall performance of an organisation.
Help companies and individuals comply with tax laws and pay taxes in the most efficient way possible.
Use logic, creativity, and interpersonal skills to help companies understand, prioritise, and manage potential business risks.
Work from within an organisation to ensure it operates efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with laws and regulations.
Ensure that companies have enough cash to spend on immediate necessities and short-term priorities.
External audit is a vital aspect of doing business in Malaysia, ensuring that reported financial information is accurate, transparent, and reliable.
Conduct investigations to expose fraud and illegitimate financial practices, and help affected clients trace and recoup their losses.
When businesses are in the process of change they need accountants to advise how to add value through investment decisions.
Help bring distressed businesses back from the brink, or recover as many assets as possible from businesses beyond saving.
Discover financial accounting, what it is, what it entails and how to take your financial accounting career to the next level.
Sanjay Sidhu, Executive Director of Advisory at BDO Malaysia, unravels the skills and techniques you will need to build your credentials and reputation as a forensic accountant.
While BDO offers many job opportunities to budding young auditors in Malaysia, its Technology Advisory Services (TAS) department opens up new prospects for IT and non-IT graduates alike. BDO shares with gradmalaysia how interested candidates can grow their careers in this new profession!

Sector Applications

When applying for accounting jobs, it's important to craft a cover letter that showcases your skills and experiences in a way that sets you apart from other candidates.
Assessment centres are a popular way for accounting employers to select the best graduates.
Solid preparation can make the difference when you’re interviewing for accounting jobs. Here are our tips on how you can convince recruiters that you’re the best person for the role!
A well-written CV will showcase your skills, experience, and qualifications, and help you stand out from other applicants.