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BICPA-FTMS Accountancy Academy (BFAA) established in 2002 is the culmination of a joint venture agreement between the Brunei Darussalam Institute of Certified Public Accountants (BICPA) and FTMS Global Incorporated (FTMS).

The formation of the Academy is in line with BICPA’s objective of encouraging training and education of person’s studying accountancy in Brunei Darussalam.

Now into its fourth year of operations, BICPA-FTMS Accountancy Academy is actively running the ACCA, CAT and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programmes in accounting and finance.

ABOUT BICPA (BRUNEI)

The institute is known as “THE BRUNEI DARUSSALAM INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS” (BICPA).

The principal activity of the Institute is to provide an entity for accountants to support and advance the status and interest of the accountancy profession in line with the aims and objectives of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Negara Brunei Darussalam.

The secretariat office of BICPA is situated at Deloitte and Touche’s office: 5th Floor, Wisma Hajjah Fatimah, 22 & 23 Jalan Sultan, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8811, Negara Brunei Daruassalam.

The membership of the Institute fall under the following categories:

  1. Honorary Members
  2. Associate Members
  3. Affiliate Members
  4. Provisional Members

The BICPA Accountancy Academy (BAA) was set up in February 1998 to run AAT courses and provision of other accounting education.  It however ceased operation on 5th February 2002 upon the incorporation of BICPA-FTMS Accountancy Academy Sdn Bhd- an associate company of the Institute. BFAA now run professional accountancy tuition and professional development programme in Brunei.

1.3     ABOUT FTMS GLOBAL (SINGAPORE)

FTMS was formed in Singapore in 1986, offering professional accountancy courses. Since then, FTMS has expanded to deliver training courses in more than twelve countries around the world, and now offers academic courses and many other business services in addition to its core activity of professional accountancy training. It is one of the largest providers of professional accountancy training in the world. Its success since its formation in 1986 is testament to the quality of the training we provide and the experience and expertise of our lecturers.

FTMS today runs an international group of schools located in dynamic city centres of Asia, Africa and Europe; operating modern facilities to create an environment to enhance students learning while retaining their own distinctive characters and specialism. Modern telecommunication facilities including IT and networking, video-conferencing and internet links ensure that whenever and wherever a student chooses to study, the support of the total FTMS is available.

1.4     ABOUT BICPA- FTMS ACCOUNTANCY ACADEMY SDN BHD (BFAA)

As the successor to BAA, BFAA was originally set up to run professional accountancy courses so as to fulfil the needs of those successfully completing the AAT course previously conducted by BAA. However, in view of the on-going demand for the technician level, BFAA continues to conduct the technician course ie. Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) together with the professional course, ACCA.

Currently the lecturing manpower consists of locals and foreign resources. BFAA is only involved in providing lectures to candidates preparing themselves for examinations. The examination papers are set and marked by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) from United Kingdom (UK) for the professional and technician level.

BFAA is the only approved Computer Based Examination (CBE) centre in Brunei.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Representing BICPA- Brunei Darussalam Institute of Certified Public Accountants
      - MR LEE KIN CHEE
      - PENGIRAN HJ MOKSIN BIN PENGIRAN HAJI YUSOF
  • Representing FTMS Global, Singapore
      - MR BALBEER SINGH MANGAT
      - MS JACQUELINE ANNE LOW
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