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Deloitte Audit Business Challenge (DABC) 2022

Challenge Details

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The Deloitte Audit Business Challenge is open to all undergraduate university and college students pursuing an accounting and/or finance degree program in Malaysia.

Participants must work in teams for the challenge. Each team will consist of three (3) members. Team members must be from the same university / college / institution, but they can be from different faculties.

Registration closes on 7 October 2022. Save these dates, so you don’t miss them!

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Event
Date (tentative)
Registration begins
8 August 2022
Registration ends 7 October 2022
Stage 1 of the Challenge
8 October 2022
Announcement of Semi-Finalists
14 October 2022
Stage 2 of the Challenge 22 October 2022
Announcement of Finalists 31 October 2022
Workshop for Finalists 4 November2022
Final Stage of the Challenge 5 November 2022
Gala Dinner 17 November2022

 

Stage 1 of the Challenge - 8 October 2022

  • Your team will be given an online multiple-choice question test.
  • The online test will begin on 8 October 2022 (Saturday), from 1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
  • There are 40 multiple-choice questions (including areas on auditing, accounting, ethics, finance, the Companies Act 2016).
  • Each team should assign ONE (1) representative to access the questions and complete the challenge. It is expected that the team address the questions together.
  • The representative will be given sixty (60) minutes to complete the online test from the first login. The total time used to complete the online test will be monitored and will form part of the overall assessment.

 

Stage 2 of the Challenge - 22 October 2022

  • In stage 2, the deliverable is a video submission of no longer than five (5) minutes.
  • The topic will be released on 14 October 2022 (Friday), via email and DABC Facebook page.
  • Challengers are required to upload a video clip on YouTube, by 6.00 p.m. on 22 October 2022 (Saturday). Visibility of the video presentation must be set to private and shared with the evaluators via an e-form. Late entries will not be entertained.
  • Marks will be given based on content, depth of issues, research analysis adopted, critical thinking, creativity, and overall presentation.
  • Please note that videos will not be judged based on editing skills. However, please ensure that the video’s visuals and audio are clear.
  • Challengers have full creative control over their video presentation.*

 

Final Stage of the Challenge - 5 November 2022*

  • A workshop will be conducted for all finalists before the final challenge.
  • The final stage will be held on 5 November 2022 (Saturday) at a dedicated venue which will be communicated to finalists via email.
  • There will be eight (8) simulated audit scenarios represented by eight (8) game stations, and finalists will have to complete each individual game station according to the instruction given.
  • After completing the game stations, finalists will then be required to prepare a 10-minute presentation to our esteemed judges.
  • Marks will be accumulated from each game station as well as the presentation.
  • All finalists will be invited to attend the Gala Dinner.
  • Results will be announced at the Gala Dinner and published on DABC Facebook page and website. 

* IMPORTANT: Participants are to adhere to all COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures throughout the DABC 2022 challenge. 

Awards Team category
Champion

RM 8,000

1-day Partner Tagging

Internship or job opportunity with the firm after graduation

1st Runner-up

RM 3,000

Internship or job opportunity with the firm after graduation

2nd Runner-up

RM 1,500

Internship or job opportunity with the firm after graduation

Merit Awards x 3 

RM 600

Internship or job opportunity with the firm after graduation

 

Merit Awards*

  1. The Best Video Award
  2. The Best Teamwork Award
  3. The Most Creative Team Award

*All merit awards are sponsored by CPA Australia

 

Previous Challengers

Find out what our past winners have to say about the Deloitte Audit Business Challenge.

Yan Chean Cheng – University of Malaya

Best Video Team Award of DABC 2021
Joined Deloitte in February 2022

 

It has been a fruitful journey with DABC. Aside from the experience gained, I am amazed by the great hospitality offered by the organising committee. I am delighted to have been a part of this amazing event. Thank you to the DABC team!

Yap Qing Jun – University of Malaya

Best Video Team Award of DABC 2021
Joined Deloitte in February 2022

 

Joining DABC has been exhilarating! My audit knowledge was put into practice through the many unexpected yet fun challenges. The entire event, encourages observation from actual experiences and required us to use analytical skills outside textbooks. It motivates me to continue the journey of learning. 

Wu Kai Qi – Sunway TES 

Champion of DABC 2021


DABC gave me the opportunity to experience real world audit scenarios, where I was able to apply my technical audit knowledge. It was a valuable experience which allowed me to build my audit knowledge. 

Julianne Arleen – Sunway TES 

Champion of DABC 2021
Joined Deloitte in January 2022


DABC is an all-in-one package that was insightful and impactful for those interested in the audit work-life. It allowed me a glimpse into how audit was done during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jason Ding Jia Qing – University Tunku Abdul Rahman

2nd Runner Up of DABC 2021 


Joining DABC 2021 provided an avenue for me to put what we learned to practice under an aggressive yet exciting competitive environment. The unique practical experience reflecting real-life audit scenarios that I gained through this event will certainly prove useful when I join the workforce.

If you ask me, “Would you join DABC again if you are given the chance?”
“Yes, I surely will!”

Tan Xin Yin – University Tunku Abdul Rahman

2nd Runner Up of DABC 2021

 

DABC 2021 provided fantastic opportunities for university students to experience real-life audit. It was great to have business professionals in the judging panel, where feedback was given to us throughout the competition. I appreciate their guidance and for inspiring us as we prepare for our future audit journeys.

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