Objective

The objective of the Committee is to ensure higher education providers (HEPs) seeking accreditation demonstrate that their professional programmes meet and comply with the required quality standards set by both Malaysian Qualifications Agency (hereinafter referred to as “MQA”) and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (hereinafter referred to as “MIA”).

Scope and Authority

Under Section 51 (1) of the MQA Acts 2007, the Committee has the authority, within the scope of its responsibilities to deal with the following:

  1. considering an application for accreditation under subsection 50(1) (application by a higher education provider for the accreditation of its local or foreign professional programme or professional qualification which complies with the relevant Framework);
  2. making recommendations to grant or refuse the application for accreditation under subsection 52(1);
  3. making recommendations for imposing conditions under section 54;
  4. entering and conducting an institutional audit under subsection 52(3); and
  5. making recommendations for the revocation of accreditation under section 55.
  6. review the accredited professional accounting programmes or professional qualifications periodically;

Notwithstanding the above, the Committee has additional responsibilities as follows;

  1. formulate and update the accreditation policies and criteria.
  2. approve detailed guidelines and operating procedures for accreditation.
  3. oversee all operational arrangements, and appoint members of the Task Force
  4. establish and maintain a list of local and foreign accredited professional accounting programmes or professional qualifications.
  5. respond to any complaints or appeals concerning the accreditation process and to any proposals for change.
  6. oversee the development and operation of accreditation and mutual recognition of programmes with other countries.
  7. keep the MIA Council informed of the activities of the Committee and where necessary make recommendations to the MIA Council.
  8. foster the dissemination of developments and best practices in accounting education.
  9. advice the MIA Council on public statements or representations that should be made in relation to accounting education.
  10. hold consultation meetings with HEP as and when necessary.

Members

Datuk Bazlan Osman

Non-Executive Chairman
GITN Sdn Bhd

Ooi Thiam Poh, Alex

Executive Officer, Audit Oversight Board
Securities Commission Malaysia

Phan Su Han, Josephine

Retired Partner
PricewaterhouseCoppers Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Maliah Sulaiman

Director
Centre for Islamic Accounting and Auditing, Salihin

Dato’ Merina Abu Tahir

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

Dr. Wan Ahmad Rudirman Wan Razak

Chief Executive Officer
Malaysian Institute of Accountants

Dr. Nurmazilah Dato’ Mahzan

Independent Non-Executive Director
BIMB Securities Sdn Bhd

Mohd Khairul Nizam Ibrahim

Senior Director (Accreditation)
Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Nurul A’in Abdul Latif

Deputy Executive Chair and Assurance Partner
PricewaterhouseCoppers Malaysia

Tan Shium Jye, Terence

Partner
Ernst & Young PLT

Dr Murni Subroto

Senior Chief Assistant Director
Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia