Enabling accountancy-related research and education is vital to ensuring the future relevance of the accountancy profession. 

Recognising this need, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) initiated the establishment of the Malaysian Accountancy Research and Education Foundation (MAREF) in 2007 under the Trustees (Incorporation) Act 1952. 

The main goal of MAREF is to advance the accountancy profession in Malaysia via research and education. Since its inception, MAREF has funded more than RM500,000 in research studies focusing on the accounting industry. 

In order to address current issues facing the accounting profession, Priority Research Topics (PRTs) Programme was introduced in 2018 to drive the commissioning of research funded by MAREF Research Grants. These Grants are intended to encourage and support relevant, timely and applied accounting research. This involves identifying pertinent issues in the accounting profession and developing solutions to address those issues. 

In the future, MAREF aims to coordinate upcoming iterations of the PRT Programme with the goal of enhancing research and education for the profession’s continued growth. To achieve this, MAREF is actively engaged in fundraising efforts. MAREF will be organising the MAREF Charity Golf Tournament 2023, a fundraising event scheduled to take place on Saturday, 4 November 2023 at Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (KGPA) located in Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.

You are invited to participate in and donate for the tournament. The contributions will not only promote the success of the event but will also assist MAREF to reach its fundraising goal. Contributions are eligible for tax deductions as MAREF was gazetted as an approved organisation under Section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act 1967. MAREF has prepared a range of donation packages for the tournament which can be viewed here. Kindly register here by Friday, 15 October 2023.  

For more information on MAREF, please visit https://maref.org.my/.

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