The Institute


The Chartered Accountant Malaysia or “C.A.(M)” is a designation conferred by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) to a professional in accountancy, business and finance with a recognised accountancy qualification and relevant work experience. C.A.(M) are the industry captains, corporate leaders and decision makers that play significant roles in nation building.

MIA was established under the Accountants Act 1967 as the statutory accountancy body that regulates, develops, supports and enhances the integrity and status of the profession while upholding the public interest.

Working closely alongside strategic business partners and stakeholders, MIA connects its members to a wide range of continuous professional development programmes, updates and networking opportunities. Presently, there are 33353 members making their strides across all industries in Malaysia and around the world.



MIA’s Vision

To be a globally recognised and renowned Institute of accountants committed to nation building.

MIA’s Mission

To develop, support and monitor quality and expertise consistent with global best practices of the accountancy profession for the interest of stakeholders.

MIA’s Strategic Objectives

  • Develop and enhance the competency of Accountancy Professionals to meet market demand.
  • Advance and enhance the status (professionalism, competency, ethics) of members and the accountancy profession in Malaysia.
  • Support & regulate (furthering, drive, lead, ensure) the practice of the accountancy profession in Malaysia consistent with global standards and best practices.
  • Promote the accountancy profession as a profession of choice.
  • Well governed organisation with good Talent Management, Operational and Financial sustainability.

Our Management Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Mutual Trust and Respect
  • Professionalism
  • Accountability
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork

MIA’s Functions

Section 6 of the Accountants Act 1967 (the Act) states that the functions of the Institute shall be:

  • To determine the qualifications of persons for admission as members;
  • To provide for the training and education by the Institute or any other body, of persons practising or intending to practice the profession of accountancy;
  • To approve the MIA Qualifying Examination(QE) and to regulate and supervise the conduct of that Examination;
  • To regulate the practice of the profession of accountancy in Malaysia;
  • To promote, in any manner it thinks fit, the interest of the profession of accountancy in Malaysia;
  • To render pecuniary or other assistance to members or their dependents as it thinks fit with a view to protecting or promoting the welfare of members; and
  • Generally to do such acts as it thinks fit for the purpose of achieving any of the aforesaid objectives.