GOVERNANCE

The “Adequate” In “Adequate Procedures” for Commercial Organisations
July 09, 2020
GOVERNANCE

The “Adequate” In “Adequate Procedures” for Commercial Organisations

When the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (Amendment) Act 2018 was passed by Parliament in April 2018, all eyes were on the most notable amendment made which introduced the Corporate Liability Provision (Section 17A) in Malaysia.

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4 weeks ago
Improving the Effectiveness of Audit Committees in Malaysian PLCs
June 19, 2020
GOVERNANCE

Improving the Effectiveness of Audit Committees in Malaysian PLCs

Board audit committees are the pillar of successful corporate governance in public-listed companies (PLCs), as boards are dependent on their audit committees to provide effective oversight of the annual audit process.

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2 months ago

STEWARDSHIP

Apart Together: How Do We Engage Our Employees in This Challenging Time?
STEWARDSHIP

Apart Together: How Do We Engage Our Employees in This Challenging Time?

An engaged workforce is a valuable resource to any organisation. Highly engaged employees are aligned with company’s goals, driven and dedicated beyond their work. They are the greatest asset for a business.

4 weeks ago
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Agility and Resilience – Strategic Tools for Survival in the COVID-19 Crisis
STEWARDSHIP

Agility and Resilience – Strategic Tools for Survival in the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 and the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO) and Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) from 18 March to 9 June 2020 over five phases have not only been a mega stress test for our healthcare infrastructure, economy and society, but similarly a gigantic stress test for businesses and the accountancy profession.

2 months ago
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INNOVATION

A Guide for Accountants and Small Businesses – Using Data Automation Tools to Manage Your Source Documents
July 14, 2020
INNOVATION

A Guide for Accountants and Small Businesses – Using Data Automation Tools to Manage Your Source Documents

The management of source documents – bills, invoices, receipts or anything substantiating a transaction – is critical for small business compliance. They’re also important for accurately and efficiently completing the accounting process, and ultimately, providing informative business insights.

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3 weeks ago
Launch of Industry-wide Electronic Bank Confirmation Platform Set to Transform Auditing & Capital Market
July 03, 2020
INNOVATION

Launch of Industry-wide Electronic Bank Confirmation Platform Set to Transform Auditing & Capital Market

The industry-wide Electronic Bank Confirmation (EBC) Platform (eConfirm.my) was officially launched on 26 June 2020 by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and Extol Corporation Sdn Bhd (Extol), a wholly-owned subsidiary of AppAsia Berhad, at an e-ceremony attended by various stakeholders, including auditors, audit clients, bankers and regulators.

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1 month ago

DRIVING VALUE

Benchmarking: The Markers for SMPs
DRIVING VALUE

Benchmarking: The Markers for SMPs

Running an assurance and compliance practice offers plenty of satisfaction and rewards, while at the same time, poses certain challenges.

1 month ago
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NACRA Organisers Announce Revisions for National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) 2020 Due to COVID-19 Impacts
DRIVING VALUE

NACRA Organisers Announce Revisions for National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA) 2020 Due to COVID-19 Impacts

The COVID-19 crisis and related restrictions are creating an unprecedented and very challenging landscape for organisations in all sectors.

2 months ago
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TECHNICAL

COVID-19 – Business Realignment and Tax Considerations
July 10, 2020
TECHNICAL

COVID-19 – Business Realignment and Tax Considerations

Businesses are scrambling to re-evaluate their strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, and this includes assessing the impacts of direct and indirect taxes of current operations as well as new strategies.

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4 weeks ago
The Impact of the IFRIC Agenda Decision on Over Time Transfer of Constructed Good (IAS 23 Borrowing Costs)
July 03, 2020
TECHNICAL

The Impact of the IFRIC Agenda Decision on Over Time Transfer of Constructed Good (IAS 23 Borrowing Costs)

In March 2019, the IFRS Interpretations Committee (IFRIC) issued an Agenda Decision on IAS 23 Borrowing Costs relating to capitalisation of borrowing costs in relation to the construction of a residential multi-unit real estate development (building).

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1 month ago

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Public Sector Internal Audit Conference 2020: Meeting Rising Expectations in Internal Audit
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Public Sector Internal Audit Conference 2020: Meeting Rising Expectations in Internal Audit

Internal auditors face a lot of pressure to implement robust controls and manage risks as they are a central pillar of governance in organisations.

7 days ago
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CFO Conference 2020: Future-proofing CFOs for Sustainable Leadership
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CFO Conference 2020: Future-proofing CFOs for Sustainable Leadership

COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis laden with uncertainty and volatility – as such, it’s understandable if businesses are fumbling for clarity and direction.

3 weeks ago
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