SJ Grant Thornton
Job title: partner and head of assurance
Sector/business area: audit, tax and advisory
Size in country: mre than 300 partners and staff
Brief description of organisation:
SJ Grant Thornton was established in 1974 and today are ranked as one of the leading accounting and consulting firms in Malaysia. With extended infrastructure, they are constantly providing highly responsive and personalised attention to ensure clients receive innovative, yet practical advice in a range of assurance, tax and specialist services.
‘ACCA is definitely one of our partners in terms of new recruits as well as experienced hire. Working with ACCA definitely enhances our goal of being a premium service organisation,’ states Hooi Kok Mun. ‘Our people are our greatest asset and ACCA fits in well here.’
SJ Grant Thornton regularly source their new intake by taking part in ACCA organised events, like career fairs. When recruiting finance professionals, Hooi Kok Mun targets good communication skills, a positive attitude and strong motivation. ‘Having the right candidates with the right mind set and relevant qualifications and training will definitely go a long way in serving our clients and in the long run achieving our business goals,’ he explains. ‘ACCA trainees and members are well thought of in our organisation due to the nature of their training and also its relevance to our field.’
But SJ Grant Thornton also works with ACCA beyond recruitment: ‘We actively participate in the development of the accountancy profession by participating in ACCA’s various committees,’ says Hooi Kok Mun.
It’s clear that SJ Grant Thornton has a good working relationship with ACCA. But what in particular do they value? Hooi Kok Mun has the final word: ‘The relevance of ACCA’s qualifications and the flexibility it offers to its members. With globalisation, we are seeing more mobility and this has also created more excitement in the accountancy profession.’