Structure and Authority of the Board

  1. The Education Board (“EB”) is an independent committee designated by, and operating under the auspices of the Council of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA” or Institute) to establish requirements on professional accounting education. The EB sets the MIA Competency Framework (“CFM”), which serves as the baseline requirements for accountancy professionals to register as MIA members.
  2. The EB also approves and oversees the implementation plans and activities related to MIA CFM and ensures it is consistent with global standards and particularly IFAC International Education Standards (“IES”) as issued by the International Accounting Education Standards Board (“IAESB”).


  1. To ensure the MIA CFM is relevant based on market requirements;
  2. To determine the qualifications and proficiency required for persons for admission as members of MIA reflecting good practice in education, development and assessment of professional accountants; and
  3. To oversee any other matters on professional accounting education.


  1. To develop, review, and maintain the MIA CFM to ensure its relevance to the market;
  2. To evaluate and accredit accounting qualifications for purpose of admission as members of the Institute;
  3. To ensure the compliance of the MIA CFM to the International Federation of Accountants (“IFAC”) Statement of Membership Obligations 2 (SMO 2);
  4. To ensure institutions seeking accreditation demonstrate that their programmes meet the requirements of the Institute for the purpose of admission as members of the Institute;
  5. To liaise with the MQA on policy matters and other matters pertaining to the accreditation of accounting education;
  6. To prepare comment letters to IAESB and provide feedback on matters related to accounting education involving MOE, MQA and ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (“AQRF”);
  7. To engage and obtain feedback from Boards and Committees within the Institute and relevant stakeholders including the MOE, MQA, Institutions of Higher Learning, and other professional bodies in enhancing and disseminating any development in accountancy education and profession;
  8. To co-ordinate strategies and measures to ensure growth in the number of accountancy professionals is in line with the nation’s economic needs;
  9. To support on initiatives relating to focus funding on accounting education and to highlight issues and concerns relating to the promotion and reward structures for accounting lecturers;
  10. To establish relevant platforms for the creation of awareness regarding the accountancy profession and imparting the necessary knowledge and skills regarding the accountancy profession at the tertiary and secondary school level;
  11. To strengthen Malaysia’s position as the hub for accounting education and training;
  12. To support the establishment of a more inclusive profession and encourage more Bumiputeras to pursue professional qualifications; and
  13. To generally do such acts as the EB deems fit for the purpose of achieving any of the aforesaid objectives.


Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan

Chief Executive Officer
Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC)


Aznorashiq Mohamed Zin

Director Investigation Division
Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia

Chong Dee Shiang, Teresa


Dr. Foo Yin Fah

Freelance Educator

Lim Fen Nee

Independent Board Member
Malaysia Resources Corporate Berhad

Prof. Dr. Maliah Sulaiman

Centre for Islamic Accounting and Auditing, Salihin

Dato’ Merina Abu Tahir

Independent Non-Executive Director
Tenaga Nasional Berhad and SP Setia Berhad

Mohamad Dzafir Mustafa

Pengarah Kanan
Pembangunan Dasar dan Kepakaran
Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Ooi Thiam Poh, Alex

Executive Officer
Audit Oversight Board
Securities Commission Malaysia

Noorlida Mohd Khalid

Bahagian Pengurusan Audit Dalam
Jabatan Akauntan Negara

Phan Su Han, Josephine


Prof. Datin Dr. Suzana Sulaiman

Assistant Vice Chancellor
Institute of Quality & Knowledge Advancement (InQKA), Universiti Teknologi MARA

Dr. Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan

Non-Executive Director
BIMB Securities Berhad

Tan Khoon Yeow

Learning and Professional Development
BDO Malaysia

Husaini Amir Azizan

Bahagian Standard Swasta
Jabatan Pendidikan Tinggi