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Posted on: 5/4/17
Marvin and Company congratulates Senior Tax Associate Megan Tan for earning her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designations.
Megan joined Marvin and Company's tax staff in 2015. “Part of the responsibility we have as a firm is to encourage our associates to pursue continuing education opportunities that will help us in further strengthening the services we can offer to our clients,” said Kevin J. McCoy, CPA, CFF, the firm’s Managing Director. “We are very proud of what Megan has accomplished by earning the CPA and CIA designations. We know the additional expertise she gained by going through both processes will benefit the firm and our clients.”
Earning the CIA documents that as a trained internal auditor, Megan is prepared and committed to meeting today’s challenges. According to the IIA, earning the CIA designation is seen as a professional advantage for auditors at all stages of their career, including chief audit executives, audit managers, audit staff, and risk management staff, as well as students. To achieve the certification, candidates must complete course work and pass a three-part CIA exam or CIA Challenge Exam. Plus, candidates can only earn a CIA designation if they have obtained a minimum of one year internal auditing experience or its equivalent s. The Institute of Internal Auditors is an international professional association with members who work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology auditing and security.
The CPA credential is a license issue by one of the 55 states or territories of the United States that authorizes the holder to practice as a certified public accountant in that jurisdiction. Licensing of CPAs helps to protect the public interest because only those individuals who have met prescribed requirements are permitted to identify themselves to the public as a CPA. To qualify, an individual must complete 150 semester hours of education then pass the Uniform CPA Examination, a 14-hour examination with sections in Auditing and Attestation, Business Environment and Concepts, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Regulation. Finally, the candidate must have one year of professional experience under the supervision of a CPA. Each jurisdiction has a board of accountancy that regulates the profession and establishes rules of conduct and ethics that CPAs are required to abide by. In New York, CPAs must complete 40 hours of continuing education each year to maintain an active license.
The Malaysian native is a graduate of the National University of Malaysia where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Finance and The University at Albany where she earned her Master’s degree in Accounting. Before joining the Marvin and Company, P.C. team, Megan worked for Deloitte in Malaysia and The Iyer Practice in Singapore.
She also holds a Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) designation.