KUALA LUMPUR, September 18 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) and CPA Australia have taken a significant step towards enhancing the education and training of future accounting professionals by entering into a dynamic educational partnership. In a move that is set to strengthen the future of the Malaysian accounting profession, Curtin Malaysia and CPA Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) aimed at developing a curriculum that aligns with the evolving needs of the accounting industry. This strategic collaboration aims to ensure that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their accounting careers.

Professor Simon Leunig, Pro Vice-Chancellor, President, and Chief Executive of Curtin Malaysia, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, “The signing of this MOU is a testament to Curtin Malaysia’s dedication to academic excellence and continuous improvement. We are honored to partner with CPA Australia and are confident that this collaboration will serve as a catalyst for meaningful change in the field of accountancy.” CPA Australia, represented by Rowena Buddee, Chief Member Experience Officer, sees this partnership as a win-win opportunity.

“We truly believe this partnership will benefit both institutions in advancing the education and training of future accountants. By joining forces with Curtin Malaysia, we aim to enhance the quality of accounting education in the region and contribute to the strength of a highly skilled, local professional accounting workforce,” said Buddee. Beyond curriculum development, the MOU also encompasses the promotion of institutional opportunities to enhance teaching methodologies and broaden perspectives. Together, Curtin Malaysia and CPA Australia will jointly organize symposia, conferences, and short courses focused on accountancy.

These events will serve as platforms for professionals, academics, and students to converge, exchange ideas, and stay informed about the latest developments in the field. By fostering a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment, both institutions are poised to contribute to advancements in teaching, training, and student development. Curtin Malaysia and CPA Australia anticipate that this partnership will not only act as a catalyst for change but also foster innovation and excellence in accountancy education.

Both Curtin Malaysia and CPA Australia are eager to embark on this collaborative journey, looking forward to a partnership that will bring about benefits not only for students and academics but also for professionals and the broader community in Malaysia.

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