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YANGON, Myanmar, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Employers in Myanmar are showing keen interest in the Young Accountants Employability Programme (YAEP) launched by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Three employers — First Myanmar Investment Co. Ltd., New Link Marketing Ltd and Myanmar Oriental Bank — received their certificates of participation from Andrew Harding, CIMA’s Chief Executive, during an award ceremony held in Yangon recently.

Employers who join the programme will offer internship placements to selected students, with a potential of permanent employment while a students’ skills in business and finance will be greatly enhanced through the 12-18 months internship placements.

The YAEP provides employers in Myanmar with access to a steady pipeline of business-ready graduates with expertise to help drive business success. It also provides an opportunity for youth in Myanmar to gain an internationally recognised qualification in management accounting.

Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospitals, part of First Myanmar Investment Co. Ltd, has joined the YAEP. Its CFO, Mr. George Joseph P said: “The YAEP is a significant contribution to innovation and automation, not only on financial matters, and thus helps to drive the overall management and strategy of the business.”

Htoo Thinzar Kyaw, a YAEP student, was excited when she saw a Facebook posting on the programme. She said: “I’m really keen on the YAEP, especially on the internship placement, where I can further develop my knowledge and skills in a real working environment. I am confident that the CIMA qualification will provide me with not just accounting skills but also business skills. As the banking sector is opening up in the country, my aim is to become a Chief Accountant in a bank.”

The YAEP is open to all employers in Myanmar who wish to source skilled talent on a continuing basis. Students wishing to join the programme must be Myanmar citizens, aged 18 to 28, with a minimum qualification of Matriculation pass of a minimum 60 marks in both English and Mathematics. YAEP students will be required to pursue the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (Cert BA). They have a choice of two pathways. In the first pathway, a student will receive a 90% scholarship on the CIMA fee and enjoy an internship placement with an employer. In the second pathway, a student will receive a 60% scholarship on the CIMA fee without any internship placement.


Wendy Tin Win Kyi
T.+ 95 9 4253 20504

Source: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

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October 31, 2016 at 4:13 pm

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