1. Identify the booths you visited, personnel you spoke to and/or talks that you attended.
The booths I had visited are RSM Stone Forest and BDO LLP.
“RSM is the sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network globally. RSM is the largest outside the Big 4, serving internationally active business. RSM focus on growing businesses, helping them to improve profits, enhance business value and internationalise. RSM provide audit, tax, corporate and risk advisory, as well as business support services.”
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RSM had experience in serving businesses for more than 30 years, RSM have exceeded 1,200 professionals in Singapore and China, RSM is ranked as a leading tax firm in Singapore by “World Tax”, RSM have establish business in China such as Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Suzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou.
“BDO in Singapore is part of the international BDO network of independent member firms, the world’s 5th largest and consulting network. BOD attract highly talented and ambitious professionals with a globe focus on the recruitment and retention of passionate people. The network’s distinctive employment proposition offers flexibility and autonomy within a stimulating and diverse environment, where employees find a fulfilling work place and a meaningful future.”
2. Describe three things you learnt about the accounting profession.
The first thing I learnt about the accounting profession is that there is a career path of Audit, Assurance, Tax Advisory, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Valuation.
The second thing I learnt about the accounting profession is that we can obtain the of qualification of Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Chartered Certified Accountant, and Chartered Accountant from Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales respectively.
The third thing I learnt about the accounting profession is that “Accountants are important in almost any business who trusted with balancing the accounts and to make sure that a company’s finances are safe. The many career of accountancy, such as financial, management and taxation, cater to the needs of its people and show the distance of the industry.”
3. How will you follow up with the information that you have gathered and contacts that you have made?
I will be studying hard first to get a good grade especially modules such as accounting and auditing which would help my portfolio to look better and increase my chances of being accepted by one of the Big 4 accounting firm. After I had gradated with a diploma in Accountancy, I will study in ACCA to obtain the qualification of charted accountant and after that I will choose to become an audit in one of the Big 4 accounting firm.