For Sigmund Hui, a finance professional with HSBC, choosing to study for his CPA Australia was an easy choice. His sister and mother already were CPA qualified, however, that is where the easy part ended.
"The programme is comprehensive, but the challenging content also ensures that on completion you possess knowledge that goes well beyond the accountancy profession," Hui said.
Having passed five exams with distinction, Hui is now into his final few months to complete the required three years of professional experience before becoming a fully-fledged CPA.
Hui said his studies taught him how to look at the bigger picture by considering the impact and implications of different accounting and management decisions. Furthermore, he was able to gain useful knowledge not directly related to his own field of practice. He said the study process was not to be taken lightly and those considering studying for a CPA should allocate sufficient time to