Fulton accounting program earns national accreditation

The accreditation award being presented on March 14.

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Fulton Adventist University College is celebrating a significant milestone by achieving accreditation from the Fiji Institute of Chartered Accountants (FICA), a regulatory body of chartered accountants in Fiji.

The accreditation award was presented on March 14 by FICA president Tarlochan Singh, executive director Daljeet Maharaj, Jay Lal & Company chartered accountant Deepti Singh, and Air Terminal Fiji Ltd human resources manager Rosean Chand.

To receive accreditation, institutions like Fulton must meet a set of criteria and standards established by FICA. Fulton’s accounting program now meets regional standards, enabling its graduates to automatically become FICA members and receive certification.

Fulton’s head of business department Anil Singh said this milestone achievement is significant not only for Fulton in Fiji but also in the South Pacific. He added that “accreditation from FICA adds value to Fulton’s accounting program and will improve its quality, which, in turn, will attract more students.” According to Mr Singh, the department of business saw a 26 per cent increase in enrollment this year compared to 2022.

Fulton’s business department is also currently working to get its Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Management) program accredited by CPA Australia, with further applications to be made later this month. Additionally, the department aims to get professional accreditation for its Bachelor of Information Systems program from Australia, with a meeting scheduled for the second week of July 2023 in Melbourne.

The Department of Business will start offering a Postgraduate Diploma (Accounting and Management) program from 2024.

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