The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)
The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) has been developing the accounting profession in Malaysia for over five decades by providing accounting graduates with an avenue to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Since its establishment in 1958, MICPA has played a key role in the setting of accounting standards and technical advisory for the Malaysian regulatory bodies responsible for carving out the business and financial landscape of this nation. MICPA has more than 3,200 members and over 500 registered candidates. Members of the Institute are professionally qualified “certified public accountants” bearing the CPA qualification.
The Institute is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and has contributed significantly to sustaining the accounting profession nationally, as well as globally. MICPA has demonstrated its dedication in protecting public interest by promoting convergence to international standards through participation in the IFAC Compliance Program. In 2009, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between MICPA and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), sealing a new era of professional ties marking an important milestone for both bodies in their quest to work together to promote the interest of students, members and the accountancy profession. The MoU provides for mutual advanced entry for candidates into both of the accountancy bodies’ professional examinations. In 2014, we saw the amalgamation between ICAA and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) which led to the establishment of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Now, graduates of the MICPA-CAANZ Programme will obtain 2 professional qualifications – CPA (Malaysia) and CA (ANZ).
The depth of technical accounting knowledge and understanding of the Malaysian business environment has helped MICPA shape its core professional accountancy programme – the MICPA-CAANZ Programme, to suit business professionals practicing in Malaysia whilst increasing their accessibility to the accounting profession on international shores. The partnership between MICPA and CAANZ has widened the horizons of programme graduates in terms of international opportunities and access to resources such as the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) which provides support from a network of professional accounting bodies in 11 different countries.
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