RMIT International University of Vietnam has joined forces with a major international accountancy association in order to support the development of accountancy within Vietnam.
|Merilyn Liddell(L, sitting), president of RMIT Vietnam and Lucia Real-Martin, ACCA's director of emerging markets (R, sitting) and members of RMITand ACCA at the signing ceremony (Photo: Courtesy of RMIT)|
A memorandum of understanding was signed on January 4 between the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the University, providing an ACCA scholarship to the highest graded student in accountancy each year.
In addition, by way of supporting the university’s Accountancy Club, and participation in seminars and conferences, and other types of cooperation.
ACCA now operates an office in Vietnam, as ACCA wants to support the growth and development of the accountancy profession.
“We’re delighted to work closely with the ACCA in the interests of strengthening professional standards in accountancy within Vietnam, and to support the efforts of our own students in becoming part of an effective international network,” RMIT Vietnam president Professor Merilyn Liddell, said at the event.
RMIT Vietnam began operations in Vietnam in 2001 and this year will celebrate its 10th year of operation. The University is fully owned by RMIT University from Australia; an internationally recognized public university dating back more than 120 years.
ACCA opened its representative office in Hochiminh City in 2002, making it the first international professional organization having official presentation in Vietnam. In addition, ACCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Finance, for the coordinated testing of public accountancy and certification in Hanoi in 2004. ACCA has also signed a partnership deal with the State Audit Department in January 2009. In recent years, ACCA students and members in Vietnam have rapidly increased, from 100 students and 11 members in early 2002, to more than 4,656 students and 300 members as of 2010.