Education Board


Chairman

Tan Sri Abdul Samad bin Haji Alias 

Members

Chong Dee Shiang, Teresa 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Foo Yin Fah 
Lim Fen Nee 
Dato' Dr. Lukman bin Ibrahim 
Prof. Dr. Maliah binti Sulaiman 
Dato' Merina binti Abu Tahir 
Mohamad Dzafir bin Mustafa 
Prof. Dr. Mohd Cairul Iqbal bin Mohd Amin 
Muhamad Faris bin Othman 
Prof. Dr. Nor Aziah binti Abd Manaf 
Phan Su Han, Josephine 
Dr. Veerinderjeet Singh 
Dr. Yacob bin Mustafa 
Datuk Zaiton binti Mohd Hassan 


Structure and Authority of the Board

  1. The Education Board (“EB”) is an independent committee designated by, and operating under the auspices of the Council of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA” or Institute) to establish requirements on professional accounting education. The EB sets the MIA Competency Framework (“CFM”), which serves as the baseline requirements for accountancy professionals to register as MIA members.
  2. The EB also approves and oversees the implementation plans and activities related to MIA CFM and ensures it is consistent with global standards and particularly IFAC International Education Standards (“IES”) as issued by the International Accounting Education Standards Board (“IAESB”).

Objectives

  1. To ensure the MIA CFM is relevant based on market requirements;
  2. To determine the qualifications and proficiency required for persons for admission as members of MIA reflecting good practice in education, development and assessment of professional accountants; and
  3. To oversee any other matters on professional accounting education.

Responsibilities

  1. To develop, review, and maintain the MIA CFM to ensure its relevance to the market;
  2. To evaluate and accredit accounting qualifications for purpose of admission as members of the Institute;
  3. To ensure the compliance of the MIA CFM to the International Federation of Accountants (“IFAC”) Statement of Membership Obligations 2 (SMO 2);
  4. To ensure institutions seeking accreditation demonstrate that their programmes meet the requirements of the Institute for the purpose of admission as members of the Institute;
  5. To liaise with the MQA on policy matters and other matters pertaining to the accreditation of accounting education;
  6. To prepare comment letters to IAESB and provide feedback on matters related to accounting education involving MOE, MQA and ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (“AQRF”);
  7. To engage and obtain feedback from Boards and Committees within the Institute and relevant stakeholders including the MOE, MQA, Institutions of Higher Learning, and other professional bodies in enhancing and disseminating any development in accountancy education and profession;
  8. To co-ordinate strategies and measures to ensure growth in the number of accountancy professionals is in line with the nation’s economic needs;
  9. To support on initiatives relating to focus funding on accounting education and to highlight issues and concerns relating to the promotion and reward structures for accounting lecturers;
  10. To establish relevant platforms for the creation of awareness regarding the accountancy profession and imparting the necessary knowledge and skills regarding the accountancy profession at the tertiary and secondary school level;
  11. To strengthen Malaysia’s position as the hub for accounting education and training;
  12. To support the establishment of a more inclusive profession and encourage more Bumiputeras to pursue professional qualifications; and
  13. To generally do such acts as the EB deems fit for the purpose of achieving any of the aforesaid objectives.