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CamEd: Best of the best in Cambodian tax studies

Anith Adilah Othman / Khmer Times Share:
The office of the General Department of Taxation in Phnom Penh. Khmer Times

Standing tall above the rest, CamEd Business School believes in providing a quality tertiary education that will lead its graduates to stand on par with others in international financial centres.

Aside from its signature dual degree programme, CamEd aims to achieve higher excellence through a unique short course on taxation dubbed the ‘Diploma in Cambodian Tax’.

The five-month pro-gramme will highly benefit its students by providing them with the knowledge required of accountants, auditors and certified public accountants working in the Kingdom. Offered in two languages: Khmer and English, the course is sure to increase a graduate’s employability.

To ensure global competitiveness, CamEd has ensured that the exam-based diploma is accredited by the global accounting body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the National Accounting Council (NAC). It should be noted that a Diploma holder will be exempted from ACCA paper F6 Taxation.

Upon enrolment, students will be taught by ‘representatives’ of both public and private sectors, to ensure a holistic understanding of the subject matter.

The public sector is represented by Director of the Large Taxpayer Department of the General Department of Taxation, Mr Eng Ratana. The former member of the NAC has an illustrious experience and is a leading figure of taxation in Cambodia.

Meanwhile, representing the private sector is Mr Song Kosal, a partner of CamTB Trusted Solutions. Students are expected to gain significant knowledge, thanks to his former background as a Tax Director at Ernst and Young Cambodia, Senior Tax Consultant at Pricewater-houseCoopers and supervisor of Tax and Corporate Services at KPMG.

The series of stellar academics do not end there. Students of the Diploma in Cambodian Tax will also get first-hand experience of learning under an experienced tax adviser Mr Sim Laysym – who currently heads VDB Loi’s Controversy Team, a successful group of senior tax advisers dedicated to tax audits and disputes.

The course syllabus is independently reviewed by leading experts at KPMG and includes a variety of subjects such as tax on salary, tax on income, withholding tax, value added tax, and tax registration, payments, penalties and appeals.

According to CamEd, the syllabus was carefully curated to produce law-abiding graduates with an in-depth understanding of the tax industry.

Another major perk of the course is that the classes take place on the weekend — every Saturday or Sunday, with terms starting every January or July and ending in June or December. Mean-while, final exams are held every June and December – at the end of the term.

The course is also open to foreign nationals who are able to show proof of relevant documents such as a valid Cambodian work permit or a valid Cambodian visa. The next intake is now open until January 5, 2020. For more information, log on to www.cam-ed.com or call: 023-986-522/523/960/961.

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