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My ACA experience: Lim Sheau Ruey

Qualifying as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant has enabled Lim Sheau Ruey to travel the world as part of her career. After working in Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane, Los Angeles is now home.

Lim Sheau Ruey, Assistant Manager, BDO

Lim Sheau Ruey Assistant Manager, BDO

ICAEW route: School-leaver programme, ICAEW CFAB

Industry: Audit and assurance, Tax

Location: USA, Los Angeles

Lim Sheau Ruey’s story…

Since I was 15, I always wanted to do something with numbers. I heard about ACA qualification and knew it was the right path. 

I scored an opportunity of a lifetime when an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer offered me a training contract. Not only did I get the chance to experience the life of a chartered accountant, I was also able to interact with and offer professional advice to real clients.

And in just eight years, my career has taken me from Kuala Lumpur, to Brisbane; and this year, I am proud and excited to call a new city my home - Los Angeles, USA!

When I look back, I think that it was my choosing to be an ACA that has made all the difference. And no matter where I go, I know that I can weather any challenge that comes my way.

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