Sunday, June 19, 2011

ARI Training Programs

One of the main functions of the Accounting Research Institute (ARI)is to provide training programs and consultancy services in the following areas of expertise:
1) Forensic Accounting and Financial Criminology, 2) Financial Reporting, 3) Financial Statement Analysis, 4) Public Sector Accounting, 5) Accrual Accounting, 6) Accounting Information System, 7) Tax Planning, 8) Corporate & Enterprise Governance, 9) Islamic Accounting & Finance, 10) Shariah Auditing and 11) Intellectual Capital & Knowledge Management. Currently, ARI's operations are supported by researchers and professional experts from eight different research centres. The eight research centres are namely Asia-Pacific Forensic Accounting Research Centre (AFARe), Islamic Accounting & Muamalat Research Centre (IAMRC), Corporate Governance Research Centre (CGRC), Financial Reporting and Taxation Research Centre (FRRC), Asian Management Accounting Research Centre (AMARC), Asia-Pacific Centre of Sustainability (APCeS), Government-Linked Companies Research Centre (GLCRC) and Public Sector Accounting Research Centre (PSARC). Those interested with ARI training programs may contact ARI office at tel no: 603 5544 4925.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Thank You to the New Accountant General

I wish to thank and congratulate the new Accountant General of Malaysia, Datuk Wan Selamah Binti Wan Sulaiman for sharing her thoughts and experiences on the usefulness and relevance of forensic accounting in the government sector.
Her paper which was categorised under the track of "Accountability, Legal Framework and Islamic Perspective" made an interesting discussion point among the participants. One of initiatives to be undertaken by the Accountant General Office is to increase the number of forensic accounting courses for accountants.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Three Best Papers at ICFC 2011

The International Conference on Financial Criminology (ICFC 2011) was successfully organized and it ended this evening with some very encouraging words from participants. The program ended with the announcement of three prize winners for the "Best Paper" category. Dr Siti Khadijah Ab Manan and Mr Ahmad Saiful Azlin Puteh won the third prize for their paper "IWE Practices Among Employees of Banking Institutions in Malaysia: Preliminary Findings". In second placing was Ms Ezdiani Ilyana Mohd Dom with her paper titled "Factors Influencing Service Tax Evasion". The Best Paper award went to the article titled "Governance of Charity Organizations as Fraud Preventive Mechanism: Lesson From Singapore" by Dr Radiah Othman, Prof Normah Omar, Prof Rashidah Abd Rahman and Dr Norli Ali. Prof Rashidah made a very impressive presentation of the winning paper. Congratulations...