MIA Practice Review – Key Findings on Elements of ISQC 1 – Monitoring

Annually, MIA’s Practice Review Department (PRD) issues its Practice Review (PR) report to provide an overview of PRD’s assessment of the audit firms (firms) and share new initiatives and ongoing developments affecting the profession.

Goods and Services Tax is Not the Reason for Price Increases in Malaysia

Goods and Services Tax (GST) or Value Added Tax (VAT), had been adopted in 170 countries at the beginning of 2020.

Financial Reporting Disclosures for Financial Guarantee Contracts

A financial guarantee contract is a contract that requires the issuer to make specified payments to reimburse the holder for a loss it incurs because a specified debtor fails to make payment…

COVID-19 Financial Reporting Issues for Entities Using MPERS

MIA’s first e-book – the Interactive e-Book of the MIA Illustrative *MPERS Financial Statements, with Commentaries and Guidance Notes (MPERS Interactive e-Book) is especially relevant in the light of the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19…

COVID-19 Impact on Audits of Entities Applying MPERS

MIA held a panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on MPERS financial reporting during the launch of the *MPERS e-book. Tan Khoon Yeow, Partner, Learning & Development, BDO highlighted some issues that auditors should note

COVID-19 and Valuation – Part 2

This is the second and final part of the COVID-19 and Valuation series.

Transitioning to MPSAS

In 2016, the Ministry of Finance issued a letter to all federal statutory bodies (FSBs), encouraging the application of the Malaysian Public Sector Accounting Standards (MPSAS) in their financial statements.

COVID-19 and Valuation – Part 1

This is the first of two parts in the COVID-19 and Valuation series.

Test of Controls: Effective Methodology to Improve Audit Fieldwork Efficiency (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we have briefly introduced and highlighted the importance of test of controls (TOC), the principles behind TOC as well as the type of TOC and the level of reliability of audit evidence obtained from each type of TOC.

Test of Controls: Effective Methodology to Improve Audit Fieldwork Efficiency (Part 1)

What is a test of controls (TOC)? Why is there a need to perform TOC and how can it help in improving audit efficiency?