AAT Qualification Gets Approval from the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants

May 26, 20177:59 am2736 views

AAT first launched its accounting qualifications in Malaysia in 2016, after they were accredited by the Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA). Now, AAT’s Professional Diploma in Accounting has also been approved by the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA).

Justin Kyriakou, AAT’s International Development Manager says: “We’re pleased to have received this approval from the MICPA. It shows that they believe our qualification is effective, and fits in well with what their members and students require. We look forward to working together with MICPA to help boost the quality and amount of accounting professionals in Malaysia.”

The Council of MICPA has agreed to approve holders of AAT’s qualification for admission to membership of the MICPA, under the Accounting Technician category. For admission, applicants will need to complete the MICPA’s ethical module and meet a work experience requirement.

See: Fast-Tracking Careers in Accounting and Finance: Q&A with Justin Kyriakou from AAT

It has also approved the qualification as an entry qualification into the MICPA’s Professional Stage Examination, subject to the following requirements set by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, candidates will have:

  1. SPM/GCE ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualification
  2. Completed all three levels of AAT’s programme – Foundation Certificate, Advanced Diploma and Professional Diploma; and
  3. Completed all the optional subjects at the Professional Diploma level, with an option to complete the MICPA’s Professional Stage Examination – Auditing module, in substitution for AAT’s External Auditing module.

AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is a world leading qualification and professional body for technical accountants and bookkeepers, with over 140,000 members in 100 countries. An AAT Accountant is a qualified accounting professional with the practical and technical skills needed to support businesses with their accounting activities.

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