The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Programme Intakes
March and September

June 2024 Open Day

Professional Accounting Body




with ICAEW Authorized Training Employers (ATEs)


Overall Order of Merits

since 2004


World Prize Winners

since 2004



The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is the largest professional accountancy body in Europe. The ICAEW ACA qualification is highly regarded globally as one of the leading business and finance qualifications, and is recognised and valued in practice, industry, commerce and the public sector globally.

Seamlessly merging examinations with practical on-the-job training, it fully equips you with all the relevant experience, skills and professional knowledge to make sound decisions in genuine business environments.

ICAEW is one of the founding members of the Global Accounting Alliance. This is an agreement between leading professional accountancy bodies in significant capital markets. It was formed in 2005 in response to the emerging challenges of globalisation. The GAA promotes quality professional services, global membership support, information sharing and collaboration on important international issues.


Programme Details

Intakes March and September
Duration 5 years (including 3 years of working experience)
Assessments & Examinations 100% examination based
Age Requirements 18 - 23 years old

Entry Requirements

Academic Qualifications

Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree in any field of studies from a nationally accredited university

Pass with min CGPA 2.5



STPM/ A-Level

CGPA 3.00 (BBB) and above / BBB and above


ATAR 80 and above + Credit in SPM English and Mathematics 


80% and above + Credit in SPM English and Mathematics 


80% and above + Credit in SPM English and Mathematics 


Pass with 15 points below in best 5 subjects (including A’s in English and Mathematics, minimum of B’s in the remaining 3 subjects)  + Credit in SPM English and Mathematics 

Any foundations approved by MQA

Average mark of 80% + Credit in SPM English and Mathematics 

Additional English Requirements

  • Evidence that English is the language of instruction in secondary or tertiary studies completed; or Other English language proficiency requirements such as: IELTS (academic) minimum 6.5 and at least 6.0 for each individual band
  • TOEFL (paper-based) minimum 600 and TWE (Test of Written English) 6

Choice of Subjects

Certificate Level

  • Accounting
  • Assurance
  • Business, Technology and Finance
  • Law
  • Management Information
  • Principles of Taxation

Professional Level

  • Business Planning: Taxation
  • Tax Compliance
  • Business Strategy and Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting


Advanced Level

  • Case Study
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Strategic Business Management

Special Exemption

If you have an accounting or business-related degree or a professional qualification, you may apply for credit/exemption from an ICAEW exam module.

Please visit for more information on credit/exemption arrangements.

The ACA Exam Structure

Certificate Level

Certificate Level

These papers expose you to core concepts on accountancy.

Professional Level

Professional Level

These papers give you the opportunity to demonstrate your development and application of technical skills and knowledge.

Advanced Level

Advanced Level

This level demonstrates its world leading quality. The modules will help you to attain a multidisciplinary approach that proves you can use judgement, technical and analytical skills.


Scholarship Scheme

Most of the ICAEW authorised training employees provide full or partial funding for tuition and examination fees. You can select from a variety of ATEs such as professional service firms, corporate organisations, multinationals or other medium-sized firms such as:

  • BDO
  • Bursa Malaysia
  • Boustead Holdings
  • CIMB
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Folks DFK
  • Genting Malaysia
  • KPMG
  • Maybank Group
  • PwC
  • Sunway Group
  • SJ Grant Thorton
  • UHY
  • Mustapha Raj


Please visit or contact the ICAEW Malaysia office at for more information on training vacancies.

Students who are interested in pursuing our Professional Accounting programmes in Sunway College and are seeking financial aid can click here for more information.

Downloadable Materials

Detailed information about the Professional Accounting programme can be found in the Sunway TES brochure.

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