New online tracking system for ACCA students
By Digital News Asia June 13, 2012
THE Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has launched a new online system designed to make it easier for students to record their practical skills gained on the road to becoming a qualified accountant.
Known as My Experience, the new system takes over from the Trainee Development Matrix (TDM) and the Annual Return forms needed to pass the ACCA Qualification, the ACCA said in a statement. My Experience was developed after consultation with students who used previous methods to keep track of their work experience needed to complete the ACCA Qualification.
Jennifer Lopez (pic), country head of ACCA Malaysia says My Experience is designed to make it easier for students to record their new skills and knowledge gained while completing the ACCA Qualification
“It is literally a diary of performance and it’s vital to keep this experience up-to-date so that students can get to full membership more quickly,” Lopez said. Regular use of the product shows the experience already gained and shows how much more is left to complete to pass the ACCA Qualification fully.”
All ACCA members are required to go through 36 months of practical experience, where they need to achieve 13 professional competences under the guidance of a workplace mentor, ACCA said.
The competencies include learning how to communicate effectively, contribute to the effective governance of an organisation, monitor and control budgets, evaluate potential business or investment opportunities, and many more, it added.
The system will be supported by ACCA customer service staff who have been trained in using the system so they know first-hand how to answer any questions students may have about it, the accountancy certifying body noted.
The launch of My Experience follows ACCA’s continuous effort to provide comprehensive online support to its 154,000 members and 432,000 students worldwide.
Earlier this year, ACCA implemented a new toll-free number 1800-88-5051 for customers in Malaysia. Now, general queries are handled by the global contact centre, which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, at no charge.