On 17 March 2019 AIA students and VIP guests gathered at the GIS Taipei Tech Convention Centre to celebrate and recognise the achievements of CSKM Global Learning Centre candidates who have successfully completed their AIA qualifications.

AIA Chief Executive Philip Turnbull addressed guests, outlining his congratulations and respect for the commitment and dedication shown by the new qualified graduates. Philip welcomed the graduates to the AIA and added: “Obtaining the AIA qualification is the first step on your professional journey. It is now essential that you understand the important role accountants play in society across the globe in the promotion of transparency and the prevention of corruption.”

Miss Lin Yan-Yu, Senior Executive Officer from Department of International Fiscal Affairs reinforced Philip’s comments as she explained that transparency within the accountancy sector was essential in the ongoing fight against tax evasion.

The awards ceremony welcomed a host of VIP guests, including Steven Parker Executive Director of The British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, Hseuh Ming-Ling former Chairman of PWC Taiwan and Miss Anne Lai from Department for International Trade and Investment British Office.

Topics for discussions focused around taking a holistic approach to business and not viewing accounting information in isolation, as well as the importance of Accountants understanding that they must always look to add value to businesses through planning and the mitigation of risk. 

Ms. Joanna Liu from AIA study provider, CSKM Global Learning Centre closed the event, adding: “Congratulations to all of the new AIA graduates, following their successful completion of the AIA exams. Without the continued collaboration between AIA, and the diligence shown by CSKM personnel in teaching the AIA syllabus our growing international network would not be possible.”  

Philip Turnbull added: “AIA is proud to have a long and trusted association with our Taiwanese study provider, CSKM. We look forward to building on this relationship as we aim to create even more world class accountants in Taiwan.”