Given the dynamic nature of the present business environment, the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) organized one day seminar for public practitioners in a step to keep members updated with the latest technical updates and information regarding the most current developments in the accountancy profession regionally and globally.
Held on 7 March in Kuala Lumpur, the seminar was officiated by MIA President, Datuk Mohd Nasir Ahmad which attracted over 70 participants comprising MIA members in practice.
The seminar focused on the current challenges faced by the small and medium practitioners in Malaysia and other ASEAN regions, the latest developments on tax related issues, company law changes and its implications, insolvency and restructuring issues affecting the public practice, issues on the relevance of the future of audit as envisaged by the European Commission in Malaysia, and new insights and knowledge on how best practitioners can enhance their practice management skills.
Speakers present at the event include Alex Khaw, Partner, KPMG Malaysia; Theresa Goh, Tax Partner, Deloitte KassimChan Tax Services Sdn Bhd.; C.K. Ooi, Senior Partner, Folks DFK & Co. and Azman, Wong, Salleh & Co.; Chiew Chun Wee, Head of Policy, Asia Pacific, ACCA; Heng Chiang Pooh, Partner, Friendbond Group of Companies; and Andrew Heng, Partner, Ferrier Hodgson MH Sdn Bhd.
The event also featured a Members Engagement Forum for practitioners to voice out their concerns and to give their opinions relating to the practice. The forum was moderated by Dato’ Narendra Kumar Jasani, Chairman, MIA Public Practice Committee. The panelists included Beh Tok Koay, Chairman, MIA Taxation Committee; Dato’ Liew Lee Leong, Raymond, Chairman, MIA Audit Practice Sub-committee; Peter Lim Thiam Kee, Chairman, MIA Taxation Practice Sub-committee and Subramaniam A V Sankar,Chairman, MIA Insolvency Practice Sub-committee.