Winner of inaugural EY Young Tax Professional of the Year Malaysia announced
Joel Wong, 23, of HELP University has been named the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) 2013 Malaysia!
An Accounting major at the Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, Joel will represent Malaysia at the YTPY international final to be held next month in Copenhagen, Denmark. There he will compete against winners from over 25 countries for the title of "Young Tax Professional of the Year". Joel was selected from over 185 participants in the Malaysia edition of the YTPY.
The first runner-up was Choong Hui Yan, 22, an Accounting major from the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya; while the second runner-up was Nurain binti Lokman, 21, also an Accounting major from the Faculty of Management, Multimedia University.
About Young Tax Professional of the Year 2013
EY’s Young Tax Professional of the Year is an international tax competition which allows students interested in tax to test and demonstrate their technical and professional tax skills.
Students from all over the world are encouraged to participate, ensuring involvement by students from various countries. The competition works in two stages:
Stage 1 – National competition
You’ll compete against some of the best undergraduate minds in Malaysia.
An independent judging panel will then determine the top three winners of the Malaysia Young Tax Professional of the Year award.
Stage 2 – International competition
The first prize winner of the Malaysia Young Tax Professional of the Year award will represent the country at the international competition that takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 26 – 29 August 2013.
In 2013, the Asia Pacific region will be represented for the first time by Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Participating countries in 2012 included Belgium, The Netherlands, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Turkey, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, India and Spain.
If you have any queries about this competition, please email: Ernst&Young@my.ey.com.
About the Malaysia Young Tax Professional of the Year 2013
EY is pleased to announce that Joel Wong, 23, of HELP University has been named the EY Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) 2013 Malaysia! He beat nine other finalists to clinch this title.
The first runner-up is Choong Hui Yan, 22, from University of Malaya; while the second runner-up is Nurain binti Lokman, 21 from the Multimedia University.
The other finalists of the YTPY 2013 Malaysia are as follows:
- Aini Zulaikha - Universiti Utara Malaysia
- Cheah Mh'ng Wei - Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
- Koh Jun Yee - Sunway University
- Lim Boon Hong - Sunway University
- Nur Mazshurie Abd Radzak - Multimedia University
- Priyanka Thiruchelvam - Multimedia University
- Wong Siew Ting - Taylor's University
The YTPY 2013 Malaysia competition was open to all Malaysian undergraduate students.
The Malaysia Young Tax Professional of the Year 2013 was selected through a two-step process:
Step 1 – Essay submission
Participants had to submit an essay response to one of the three questions. Download the instructions here.
Deadline for essay submission: 30 June 2013
Based on the essay responses, a panel of judges then determined the 10 shortlisted finalists.
Judging was based on (but not limited to) the following criteria:
- Contents of the essay
- Depth of issues presented
- Research analysis adopted
- Critical thinking
- Overall presentation
Step 2 – Final
All 10 shortlisted finalists were then invited to an interview with a panel of judges at the EY office in Kuala Lumpur where they had to prepare and present a case study to the judges. The judges then determined the top three winners of the YTPY 2013 Malaysia.
Joel Wong, the first prize winner of the Malaysia Young Tax Professional of the Year award will represent the country at the international competition that takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 26 – 29 August 2013.
During the four-day international final, Joel will work closely with people from other cultures and backgrounds from across the world. He will be challenged with case studies and interviews before a panel of judges who will select the three finalists of the Young Tax Professional of the Year award. The finalists will be invited to a prestigious award ceremony where the overall winner will be announced.
- 1st prize:
A 30-day round-the-world business trip built around 10-day working visits to key EY Area Tax Centers in London, Washington D.C. and Hong Kong.
- 2nd prize:
A 10-day visit to one of EY’s Tax Centers
- 3rd prize:
An invitation to take part in one of our exceptional EY international client conferences, where you will rub shoulders with some of our finest partners and most valued clients
Please visit www.ey.com/ytpy for more information about the International Final.