Datuk Dr. Yacob Mustafa has been appointed as the Accountant General on 30 October 2019. He was conferred with the title Darjah Kebesaran Panglima Mahkota Wilayah (P.M.W.) in conjunction with the Federal Territories Day on 1 February 2020.
Datuk Dr. Yacob has more than 30 years of experience serving in various government entities such as The Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia, Government Investment Companies Division, Ministry of Finance and Malacca State Development Authority. He was the Deputy Accountant General (Corporate) and Deputy Accountant General (Operations) before being appointed as Accountant General of Malaysia.
Datuk Dr. Yacob holds a degree of Accounting from Universiti Malaya; and a master’s degree of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He also obtained his PhD in Economics from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2010.
Datuk Dr. Yacob is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He is also a Fellow member of the CPA Australia and a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) UK.