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Singapore, 30 April 2015 – Nexia TS is pleased to announce the first batch of award recipients for the Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation Medal & Prize in Accountancy, Assurance and Attestation to NUS Business School’s outstanding undergraduates with the best cumulative average points (CAP) in the accounting, assurance and attestation modules of NUS BBA.
The event was attended by a small delegation from NUS Business School, including Vice-Dean (Undergraduate studies) and Associate Professor Chng Chee Kiong
Each academic year, two Gold medals, along with cash prizes are awarded to two top students of the award. For Academic Year 2013/2014, the two recipients are Justin Zhang and Chia Guo Cong, who had received the Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation Medal & Prize (Assurance & Attestation) and Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation Medal & Prize (Accountancy), respectively.
Earning such recognition awards for high academic scores mean a lot for students in their early careers. The two winners, Justin Zhang and Chia Guo Cong, expressed their gratitude to Nexia TS:
“I am greatly honoured to be the recipient of the Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation Medal and Prize for Assurance and Attestation. I was really surprised by the news that I am a winner of the prize. I am greatly appreciative of the recognition you have given me with this award. This prize has no doubt provided a greater motivation in the pursuit of excellence, and I believe that it will do so for others who will receive the prize in future.” says Justin Zhang, third-year undergraduate accountancy student who wants to pursue a career in either tax or audit after graduation.
As part of the firm’s core values to contribute to the society at large, beyond the business domain, Nexia TS has been a strong supporter of education since 2008 and is determined to do its part to support and contribute in its capacity to the accountancy profession in its CSR program.
“We are always keen to encourage education and equipping others to learn. Believing that it is more effective to teach someone how to fish, supporting and investing in the students’ future is intrinsic to our firm’s ethos to give back to society we operate in. We will continue to support in whatever ways we can.”
Henry Tan, Managing Director, Nexia TS
“Your organisation is one of the most established mid-tier accounting firms in Singapore, spreading your footprint in the region. I admire and appreciate the fact that your organisation pays attention to the need in nurturing the next generation of leaders and professionals. I am deeply encouraged by your award, and I believe I am not alone in feeling this sense of gratitude and motivation. I hope to purchase textbooks and pursue further professional qualifications, in addition to reimbursing my tuition fees.” says Chia Guo Cong, fourth-year accountancy student, who echoes the same sentiment.
“On behalf of NUS Business School, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for your generous gift. Your gift serves as a strong inspiration to us in ensuring the best education for our students.”
Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, NUS Busines School
Nexia TS CSR Key Focus ‐ Education:
Education has always been a key CSR emphasis for Nexia TS. During the previous financial crisis (2008 – 2009), the firm initiated the Nexia TS financial scholarships for financially needy accountancy students from NTU, SMU and SIM. Various study awards and book prizes are also set up for students at the tertiary level to further drive their academic interests in Accounting & Finance. In recent years, the firm has also awarded scholarships for financially needy students in SMU, NTU, NUS, UniSIM, SIM Global Education, Temasek Polytechnic and with SIT being the latest tertiary institute to partner the firm in its education‐focused CSR initiatives.
Since 2008, Nexia TS has supported 18 scholars through its education focus in its CSR social mission programme. Besides setting up scholarships and study awards with local universities and polytechnics, Nexia TS is also recognised as an Accredited Training Organisation to train Chartered Accountants of Singapore under the Singapore Qualification Programme by the Singapore Accountancy Commission. Nexia TS is one of the first local accounting firms to be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales to provide the supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants.
About Nexia TS:
Nexia TS was founded in 1993 by two experienced chartered accountants – Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin. After working as managers for one of the international accounting firms, they saw a vision and an opportunity to establish their own organisation – not any accounting firm – but one which is unique in their personalised and well-qualified expertise.
To date, Nexia TS is recognised as an established mid-tier local accounting firm. We have grown significantly in size over the years. Being an independent member firm of Nexia International, we are affiliated to accounting firms in many parts of the world. This means that our clients will get to enjoy personalised, comprehensive and quality services at competitive rates in Singapore and globally. Our reputation for quality has been recognised by clients and accounting professionals. As testimony to this, we are among the first few local accounting firms to be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia to provide supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants.
Headquartered in Singapore, Nexia TS has established a strong presence in various countries across the region. Nexia China is a one-stop centre providing advisory services for foreign-invested enterprises in China. NTS Malaysia and NTS Myanmar provide a full suite of corporate advisory services for our clientele with operations and new foreign investments in the respective countries.
Nexia International is an international network of accounting and consulting firms with origins going back to 1971 making Nexia one of the longest established firms. Currently, with more than 23,000 professional staff serving our clients at over 600 offices in 100 countries, we are ranked as the top 10 largest international accounting and consulting firms worldwide.
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