EAE Tips: Accountancy & Finance (C98)

Seeking a career in accountancy? NYP’s Diploma in Accountancy and Finance provides learners with a robust foundation in finance and essential knowledge to become technologically savvy accounting professionals. Upon graduation, you'll have various career pathways to choose from. As a qualified accountant, you'll drive change within the company, analysing financial data and enabling management to visualise key insights into business trends.

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Ideal applicant

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Interest in accountancy or the financial services sector;
  • Clear career aspirations in accountancy or financial services;
  • Proficiency in numerical subjects;
  • Critical thinking and communication skills;
  • Leadership and teamwork skills; and,
  • Behaviour guided by strong personal ethics and integrity

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Shortlisted applicants will be assessed as follows:

Aptitude test

Shortlisted applicants must undergo an online aptitude test, designed to uncover their strengths and qualities, including hidden ones. This helps match their talent and potential with the business courses best suited to them.


The test assesses essential business traits such as critical thinking, innovativeness, communication, and personal effectiveness – crucial for future business careers. It comprises scenario-based multiple-choice questions and structured short questions to provide a comprehensive evaluation.


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview to share more about your passion for the course with a panel of interviewers. You will be assessed on your interest, aptitude, as well as communication and presentation skills. The duration of the interview will be between 15 to 25 minutes for a one-to-one interview, or longer if it is a group interview.

Some questions which you may be asked during the interview include:

  • What are the reasons for choosing this programme?
  • Can you share what learning units or aspects of this programme attracted you to apply for it?
  • Share a recent business article which is of interest to you.
  • Share a vision of your future self and how you can contribute to the accountancy profession.
Portfolio (Optional)

You should include in your portfolio any evidence and/or activities (e.g., online business) that showcase your character and involvement relevant to business management (such as leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit). 


Examples of what to include in your portfolio:

  • Testimonials
  • Certificates (e.g., academic, achievement and/or personal development)
  • Awards

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