Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ACCA Graduates Getting a JOB

Students that have completed your ACCA can now take this BAT by Bloomberg Institute to improve your career chances in the future.

Findings jobs in finance or business is hard, even with an ACCA.  It may not always be fair, since some have the "right connections" and others have none.

I have had students with good grades in ACCA complain that they are not getting the chances to get an interview whereas there are others that can get in even with weak scores.

Obviously this boils down to audit firms and their HR managers being able to practice the firms ethical codes - which is not really in their minds when they recruit.

This happens in all the firms.

If a partner recommends a candidate on the basis of friendship or personal connection, it would appear that the partner has a threat - familiarity or self-interest, with the party that has requested the job.

I have heard of a case where the FD of a large client of a Big 4 asked the partner to get his niece a job in his firm and this was done immediately without any major hiccups.

In this case, the partner was acting out of self-interest, giving a job to client's daughter would keep the client happy and there reduce the risk associated with client loss.

It is the HR manager or partner in charge of recruitment that must do something about this - recruitment should be based on meritocratic manner - this maintains the principle of objectivity and also the quality of the graduates.

In this the BAT helps the firms filter out and pick the great from the so-so candidates.  It is a great ethical safeguards for the HR department other than their internal examination system.

Graduates from ACCA should also have this in mind - it is not only your academic knowledge, your technical skills in audit, tax or accounting that matters.  You must also develop a strong communication skill and interpersonal skill.  The way you look will also impact the interviewer as seen in the following clip from BrainGames

Right now that you already KNOW what is the facts about getting the job, here is the link for BAT


Good luck in your test and hope it lands you a better job in finance and accounting.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Revision courses for ACCA June 2014 examination

J Pro is the specialist in providing rapid classes for professional accountancy students preparing for ACCA examinations.  We have been around since 2009 and have been able to support students from all over Malaysia using both e-learning, blended and full face to face training methods.

Notes prepared are highly focused for the exam and have been tailored for the June 2014 ACCA examination.

The following revision classes will be available for the coming June 2014 ACCA examination.  This is ideal for students that have been self-studying and want to focus on exam techniques and strategies to pass the papers.

ACCA P1 Revision & Crash course (RM500 per person)

Class dates - Lecturer Mr.Jay FCCA
26 May 2014 6.45 pm to 9.45pm
27 May 2014 6.45 pm to 9.45pm
28 May 2014 6.45 pm to 9.45pm
5 June 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm
6 June 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm
7 June 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm

ACCA P3 Revision and & Crash course (RM600 per person)
Class dates - Lecturer Mr.Jay FCCA
30 Mar 2014 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
13 April 2014 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
25 May 2014 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
31 May 2014 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
1 June 2014 8.30 am to 6.30 pm

ACCA P2 Revision Class (RM350 per person)
Lecturer : Mr. Jay FCCA
13 May 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm
29 May 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm
30 May 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm

ACCA P5 Revision Class (RM500 per person)
Lecturer : Mr.Jay FCCA
19 April 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm
27 April 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm
3 May 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm
10 May 2014 8.30am to 6.30pm

ACCA F8 Revision class (RM350 per person)
Lecturer : Mr.Jay FCCA
23 May 2014 10.00am to 5.00pm
27 May 2014 10.00am to 5.00pm
28 May 2014 10.00am to 5.00pm
(Sign up and get RM125 discount off for OBU Mentoring - only for F8 registration)

Contact 016-263-0649 Mr.Kumar for details.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Getting started with ACCA for Malaysian



At the only Boutique Professional Accounting Training provider!
J Pro Business Training
Exclusiveness, Comfort, Quality, Fast, Flexible and Superior training that cannot be provided by others.

Exclusiveness - limit to 24 students
Comfort - spacious seating arrangement + conducive environment
Quality - using only platinum materials from BPP
Fast - Focused training that is delivered on rapid mode
Flexible - Weekend and evening classes
Superior - Gets the results you want!

Start the journey now for P1 and P3 ACCA by registering with J Pro for the crash course starting on 30 March 2014 for P3 (RM600) and for P1 on 26 May 2014 (RM500). 

Sign up for the ACCA membership now and get started at

If you are a accounting degree holder, you can check your eligibility for exemptions at EXEMPTION DATABASE  You should normally get 9 papers off, but some may only get 7 papers.  The worst case is 5 papers.

Get your qualifications and registration fee sent over and you can start the course with J Pro.  

The commitment on your side to start your professional career with us - Your registration fee with ACCA + 2 exam fee to ACCA + RM1,100 + 6 days + 5 days.  This is the least painful option for anyone to start of their careers in ACCA.

There is no resource fee, registration fee, photocopying fee.

So get started by going to ACCA site and begin your registration with ACCA.

Call 016-263-0649 Mr.Kumar for details or just email us at 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Jan 2014 Workshop schedules - study ACCA smarter (after the results)

The following are important information for those that are considering an alternative or just want to talk about their exam status to someone who knows ALL the papers in ACCA in detail.  You may need a revised strategy or clearer picture of your own strength and weakness.  If you are planning to re-sit the ACCA papers for June 2014 examination - this is also a good place to get some advice on how to study - self study / full study / revision only approach.

Registration for the re-sit / full class will be on Saturday 15/2/2014 (9.00 am ~ 5.00 pm). We will be also open on Thursday 13/2/2014 (8.00 pm ~ 9.00 pm). If you are keen to book earlier - do so with a booking fee of 20% of the course fee. This would guarantee the seat. There are 4 types of classes - weekend release / evenings / crash / tailored

All classes are conducted @ Kemuning Utama Training Centre - we have been training ACCA Affliates / graduates since June 2009 and many have completed their course with us while still studying in their own Universities / Colleges.
The weekend / crash classes are comprehensive and specifically designed for those who are working in audit firms - who can take their leaves for the exams and try to get arrangement for 8 weekends.

P7 ACCA Class (Weekend release)
Class schedule (Sundays) 8.30 am to 6.30 pm
23 Feb 
2,9 & 23 March
Completion of P7 and P2 concepts
6 & 20 April
4 & 11 May
Completion of revision component
Price : RM 1,200
Includes BPP Text, Kit and Specialized notes + Summarized P2 materials
Location: Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam (next to Kesas Highway)
Trainer / Lecturer : Mr. Jay

P5 ACCA (Weekend release)
Class  8.30 to 6.30 pm 
22 Feb (Sat)
1, 8 and 22 Mar (Sat)
Completion of P3 & P5 concepts
19 (Sat) and 27 (Sun) April 
3 and 10 May (Sat)
Completion of revision component
Price RM 1,200
Location: Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam (next to Kesas Highway)
Trainer / Lecturer : Mr. Jay
Includes: BPP Text + Kit + Notes

P2 ACCA (Evenings)
part-time studies Mon & Tuesday evening - starts on 17 Feb an 18 Feb. 
Class dates : 6.45 pm to 9.45 pm 20 sessions
17, 18, 24, 25 Feb 2014 
1, 2, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 Mar 2014 
1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 April 2014
Revision 8.30 - 6.30pm
13 May 
29 May
30 May

Price RM 1,000

Location: Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam (next to Kesas 

Trainer / Lecturer : Mr.Jay
Materials : BPP Text + BPP Text + Class notes 
ACCA P3 Crash course 
This includes 2 days with theory and 3 days of case studies to brush up what is coming out this time.
P3 Crash course 
30 Mar 8.30 - 6.30 pm
13 April 8.30 - 6.30 pm
Complete P3 Syllabus component
25, 31 May 8.30 - 6.30 pm
1 June 8.30 - 6.30 pm
Complete P3 Revision component
Price : RM600
Includes notes and past year questions with specific answers provided.
Location: Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam (next to Kesas Highway)
Trainer/Lecturer : Mr.Jay

ACCA P1 Crash course 
(From start to end for the whole syllabus covering the theories and 100% of all the past year questions discussed)
26 May 6.45 - 9.45pm
27 May 6.45 - 9.45 pm
28 May 6.45 - 9.45 pm
5 June 9.30 - 6.30 pm
6 June 9.30 - 6.30 pm
7 June 9.30 - 6.30 pm
Price : RM500
Includes all the notes, past year papers and examination focused notes.
Location: Kemuning Utama, Shah Alam (next to Kesas Highway)
Trainer / Lecturer : Mr. Jay 

OBU Mentoring - focused supervision either face to face or via skype for long-distance students.  
Topics - all (higher focus in topic 3, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20)
Price : RM 2,700 - no other hidden charges.
Intake dates - Early 1 - 5 January for completion in end of Feb
The next intake is also on 9 / 2 / 2014 Sunday.  If you start then, you will complete the project by end of April.

Tailored classes can be done for the following subjects ACCA P7/ P5 / P3 / F5 / F7 / F8 / F9 / FAU / FFM / FMA / FAB. This will require a group of at least 7 students.  The class timing can only be on Thursdays / Fridays @ price of RM1,500 per student for 60 hours of tailored schedule ~ start to end.

Call to get more information
016 263 0649

Monday, September 16, 2013

Revisions for Dec 2013 ACCA Examinations

The following full online revisions courses are now available for ACCA Examination for Dec 2013.

F3 ACCA RM210 
(Last updated price 01 January 2014)

Those planning for Jan 2014 session, classes will start after the results are out but OBU session will start at the end of Dec 2013

The OBU Submission for May 2014 intake is on and those studying in Sunway college / UITM Shah Alam can ask for special discount if they show their ID. Group discount can be negotiated for those that come in groups of 5 students.

Timetable for the next sitting is being prepared and the will be updated soon. Students that want real quality and exclusive teaching (where there is actually personal contact with the lecturer and also real lecturers marking your assessments - join the only innovative and premium ACCA training provider.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Self-studying ACCA / CIMA students - help is at hand

Innovation in the process of studying is never easy, but once it reaches - you should embrace it.

The current learning strategy for students that self-studying is the fact that you need to be able to manage your time and your studies.

In this case a self-study student needs really good support material and guidance but does not need to attend the classes.

If you invest in a text book and a revision kit, the most you are getting is lots of reading time and frustration as you review the materials.

Text books that are available in the market for ACCA is limited to BPP, Kaplan and GTG - all of them written in a manner to put you to sleep.

The other problem with self-study situation is the fact that no one is around for additional guidance and help you focus on the key area - it will depend on your research and skill in using the internet.

To improve your yield in self-studying for ACCA examinations - you should consider J Pro Online learning solutions, which caters for students in Brunai, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and China.

The subjects that J Pro is currently offering online tuition solutions includes the following

ACCA F3 - Online Lectures + Notes RM230
ACCA F5 - Lectures + Notes RM230
ACCA F7 - Lectures + Notes RM230 + Revision RM210
ACCA F8 - Lectures + Notes RM230
ACCA F9 - Lectures + Notes RM230 + Revision RM210
ACCA P1 - Lectures + Notes RM230
ACCA P2 - Lectures + Notes RM230 + Revision RM210
ACCA P3 - Lectures + Notes RM230
ACCA P4 - Lectures + Notes RM230
ACCA P7 - Lectures + Notes RM230
(Last updated price 01 January 2014)

The above would also grant you access to jpro forum that is organised specially for the students - it would allow some interaction and more specifically allows tips and focus areas to be communicated

On top of that - each paper that you sign up for online lectures enables you to claim RM50 off from J Pro Obu Mentoring which is priced at RM2,700 (includes the BRM and Mentoring package)

If you are already studying somewhere else - take the course as an additional tuition support that would help you re-cap any area that you are weak.

For more information on how to sign up and get going with the online learning solution - contact Mr.Kumar @ 016-263-0649 or you can email

In addition to that CIMA students that are self-studying can also get some support for:

CIMA P1 - Online lecture + notes RM230
CIMA F2 - Online lectures + notes RM230
CIMA E3 - Online lectures + notes RM230
CIMA F3 - Online lectures + notes RM230
(Last updated price 01 January 2014)

If you have started to study CIMA and need help, the materials here are very useful and should be able to cover the lecturer requirements.

Best of luck

PS: Those still interested in preparing for ACCA P5 (there is opening for revision class - 4 days that will cost RM550)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

J Pro Business Training

J Pro Business Training specialises in after-results classes for working adults @ Shah Alam.  J Pro also specialises at the professional level of ACCA using workshop style training approach + blended learning strategies. 

This is ideal for working adults that stay in Klang - uses Kesas, Shah Alam, Subang - use Kesas / Federal, Sunway - use Kesas / Federal, Damansara area - use NKVE, link to Kesas via Pelabuhan Indah exit.

Google maps : 

Classes available this time

ACCA P7 Full week-end release course for part-time and full-time students 
ACCA P5 Full week-end release course for part-time and full-time students
ACCA P2 Part-time ACCA course (evenings)
ACCA P1 Crash course for ACCA
ACCA P3 Crash course for ACCA

ACCA F5 / F8 / F9 OR CAT FAU / FFM / FMA class can be made available for students groups that need help understanding the paper.  This is a self-designed course, where the student group tailors the class for their needs - Thursday / Friday availability.

Each class will have short test that is marked and returned with comments from trainer and also specifically designed materials.

Teaching strategies adopted is similar to UK Colleges, which can complete the whole ACCA course in 36 hours - as seen in RCA Belfast 

So if you value your time and don't want to waste them attending a long winded class - STUDY SMART @ J Pro TRAINING

About the lecturer/trainer
Used to lecture in Sunway PJ since 1997, KDU since 2006, PAAC since 2005, Stamdford PJ since 1996.  
Now lecturing only at J Pro since 2009, Inti since 2010, Sunway JB since 2007.
18 years+ experience in professional courses training and development


Applied and interactive.
Technical knowledge based learning as opposed to common sense approach
Exam focused
Examiner focused

CALL : 016-263-0649 (Kumar) for details on the above and booking for the class.
Email for details