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A View from the Top: Darryl Wee, Country Head, ACCA SIngapore

What career opportunities are there for accountants in Singapore?
With a shortage of accountants in Singapore, career opportunities are numerous. This was highlighted in the ACCA/Robert Half survey findings in September 2010 where a significant 81% of Singapore respondents with recruitment responsibilities believed there was an existing skills shortage in finance & accounting. Opportunities for accountants include working in public practice such as the Big 4 or other accounting firms and the work they do is quite diverse, ranging from accounting, auditing and tax, to consulting work. However, the majority of accountants tend to work in commercial organisations in roles such as internal auditors, management accountants, financial controllers and chief financial officers. Finally, accountants who work in the financial services sector may work as fund managers, analysts, product controllers and also in shared  services.

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A VIEW FROM THE TOP | Johan van Vuuren, Director, Human Resources, Dimension Data Asia Pacific

What is your one trait which you think has led to your career success?
Curiosity combined with a desire to learn all the time.

What do you look for in young leaders?
The most important traits I look for in a leader are; A love of life, curiosity and a desire to learn, self-drive, seeking out and embracing challenges, resilience, honesty with themselves and with others and knowing which stuff to sweat.    

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A View from the Top: Timothy Cheong, AVP of Group Human Resources, Banyan Tree

What is one trait you look for in interview candidates?

Besides work competencies, I look for candidates who are enthusiastic and display a “can-do” attitude during interviews.


How can candidates impress you during interviews?

Candidates can impress me by showing me an enthusiastic and a “can-do” attitude. Candidates should provide examples of how these two traits have been translated into action and proven results. However, these results do not have to be limited to a corporate setting. Candidates can talk about how they displayed these traits in their school’s extra-curricular activities or in their social activities.

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A View from the Top: Eric Goh, Managing Director, EMC Corporation Singapore

What do you look for in young leaders?

Budding leaders should be passionate about fulfilling their aspirations as this forms the foundation from which they will draw their energy towards driving the things they set out to accomplish. They must also be willing to listen to constructive feedback, not be afraid to adopt best practices and put their words into action.

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