The firm is to inform MIA in writing of its admission as a member of / affiliation with any local/ regional/ international body. If the firm wishes to change its firm name to reflect the membership/ affiliation, the sole proprietor / partner is required to submit online application through MIA website to request for approval of the change of name, enclosing a support or approval letter from the body concerned.
Login to the Firm’s Profile and click Submit Applications > Application to Change Firm Name.
Enclosed the following documents:
Copy of lodgement of Form under Section 265(4) acknowledged by SSM.
Copy of letter confirming the changes by the SSM on the lodgement Form.
Unit 33-01, Level 33, Tower A, The Vertical, Avenue 3, Bangsar South City,
No.8 Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The use of the word ‘Accountant’
In Malaysia, the word ‘Accountant’ is protected as provided for under the provisions of the Accountants Act 1967 which states that no one can hold himself out or practise as an Accountant unless he is registered as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
‘The Malaysian Institute of Accountants is committed to the observance and practice of the highest ethical standards of the accountancy profession. All PC holders are reminded that under the MIA By-Laws (On Professional Ethics, Conduct And Practice), no person shall practice or hold out anything on audit/tax services without a license approved by the Ministry of Finance. Every PC holder is therefore expected to comply fully with Section B200.1 to B200.6 of the MIA By-Laws (On Professional Ethics, Conduct And Practice) failing which, you may be held liable for unprofessional conduct and disciplinary action may be taken against you.’