Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)


Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) was established under the Accountants Act, 1967, with the task to regulate and develop the accountancy profession in Malaysia. MIA is responsible for ensuring that the development of the accountancy profession is in harmony with the needs of national development and ensuring that the credibility of the national accountancy profession is in line with public interests.

MIA is the only accountancy body empowered by law to regulate the accountancy profession in Malaysia thus making MIA membership mandatory for those who want to hold himself out or practice as an ACCOUNTANT in the country. MIA members are entitled to use the designation Chartered Accountant Malaysia or in short `C.A. (M)’. 

MIA’s responsibilities include education and quality assurance as well as enforcement which are carried out to ensure that the credibility of the profession is maintained and that public interest is continuously upheld. MIA plays a significant role in developing and advancing the global accounting profession through its involvement in organisations such as the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Asean Federation of Accountants (AFA).

Together with our strategic stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Professional Accountancy Bodies, Institutions of Higher Learning (Universities and Colleges); MIA endeavours to promote accountancy as a profession of choice to aspiring students. MIA on a regular basis conducts career talks and road shows as well as participating in education fairs.

MIA has been consistently reaching out to undergraduates and school leavers; disseminating career guidance information on the accountancy profession to career guidance counselors and accounting subject teachers, in a bid to ensure that students would have access to accurate and relevant information on the career options in store for them, should they choose accountancy as their preferred career.

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