Tuesday, 31 October 2017

How to Be a Chartered Accountant in Malaysia

Siti Eva Aman CA(M)

Alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah, alhamdulillah.. 
Just got the formal admission email from Malaysian Institute of Accountant (MIA). So now I'm a Chartered Accountant! 😁😁

Membership Routes
There are a few ways for you to become a Chartered Accountant under MIA. The easiest one is to graduate from local university with a Bachelor in Accounting (Hons) and gain 3 years of working experience (not including internship). 

The second route is by being a full member of accounting body (ie MICPA, ACCA, ICAEW, CPA, CIMA etc).

And the final route is catered for accounting, business and finance graduate; you will need to sit for the Qualifying Exam (QE). But accounting modules must be at least 60% of the total courses in your degree.

There are a total of 4 papers for the exam; 
  • Business and Company Law
  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting
And each of the papers consist of workshops and final exam. 



Statistics


Currently, there are approximately 33,700 Chartered Accountant in Malaysia.

20,000 of them are professionally qualified (ACCA, ICAEW etc).
And out of these 20,000 only 8% is Bumiputera 🙇🙇

Of course, there's a lot of professionally qualified Bumiputera Accountant out there who doesn't bother to register with MIA but this organisation is the one used by the government as a yardstick. And at the moment, the goal is to have 60,000 registered accountant by 2020 which is almost double from the current tally. 

Of course, the push is for all the accountants to be professionally qualified [which at the moment, you can be Chartered Accountant without having ACCA etc certification via Route One].

And for you to be a practising Accountant in Malaysia, you MUST be registered with MIA.


Application Process



Technical Aspects of the Application

3 years working experience
Any employment period of less than 6 months or 'part time' experience will not be included towards the 36 months working experience. By that virtue, internship experience shall be excluded.

MIACare
Applicant will need to complete the CARE program online [documentation of working experience to be verified by mentors and supervisors].

Mentor MUST be an existing MIA member, in or out your organization (networking is vital!).
Supervisor can be anyone you are directly reporting to. 

With that being said, thank you Sir Azwan, Richard and Kak Balqis! 💕
You guys made this easier!!


Fees
Admission Fee - RM500
Annual Fee - RM350
Online Induction Course - RM180

Total - RM1,010 
[Check with your company whether this amount is reimbursable. Majority of companies will reimburse the fees in order to get you qualified]



So go get your membership if you're qualified. Fast!
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Monday, 30 October 2017

Ana Ikan Bakar Petai, Ken Rimba [Updated]

I went to this establishment last weekend, and oh my lord it has changed so much!!

You can read my previous review here.


And I sincerely think they've turned for the worst. 😠

No more 'choose-the-seafood-yourself' section (which I think really sucks). One; you don't know how fresh the seafood are and secondly, you lost the freedom to choose!

We only ordered a few dishes.

Crispy Fried Tempura Squid (Small) RM25
This right here, is good value for money. It's a lot!!! However, the tempura itself is a bit bland. I think they didn't add any salt 😅 


Compared to my previous visit, I can tell they are serving way less keropok lekor. But they slices em more, so you got some annoyingly thin strips of keropok as well. I really believe they're doing some cost cutting measures. 

The fried rice is superrrrrrrr oily!
Service
So so bad!!!

We ordered 2 fried rice. We got 1. Waited another 20 minutes to get another portion. It's not like the place was packed.

Then the waitress served the keropok lekor. One of it fell and she has the audacity to pick it up and put it back on the plate. Whattttttttttttttttttt!!??


That's it. Not gonna come back again. 


The menu;



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Friday, 20 October 2017

How Fancy is the Fancy Breakfast Club?

Looking at their Instagram feed, one can't stop drooling.
At least I can't.

Everything looks so nice and decadent!

Lemme share some posts from their Instagram.



Location
It's in Bangsar, so you can imagine the traffic and difficulties in finding parking 😅
We nearly missed the place since it's on the second floor. LOL

Decor
It's a nice quaint place, not too big, I think it can fit around 30 customers at one time. The theme is minimal, but not boring. The natural lighting definitely boost the place. Bear in mind however, you'll be seated with other customers on the long table. Not much privacy I would say.

Menu
They offered a limited menu but hey, if everything is done perfectly, you can survived with having even a 5-item menu right?


Food
Breakfast Board
A combination of minimum 5 items (at RM6 each) that comes with hummus, baguette and tomato chutney. [Last year, it was RM3 per item; such a steep increase in price]

I don't think it's worth the RM30. My gullible husband thought this whole platter cost RM6 🙈


Rating : 3.5/5


Mariana Trench Pasta
I ordered this and it was great!!! Squid ink pasta with prawn, mussel, lemon crumbs, chilli paste and udang geragau (RM32).


So, soooo good! It takes a while to serve this but worth the wait! Will definitely visit again just for this.

Rating : 5/5




Thanks Anis Manis for the treat! 💗

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Review - Station 21, Bangsar

I. Love. Lamb.

This place right here, is famous for its lamb chop.

Location
Inside Masjid Saidina Abu Bakar (Bangsar). I knowwwww, weird right?
Parking may be limited [inside the mosque compound itself].
It's at the back of the building, at the cafe.

Menu
They served western fares, especially famous for their lamb chop and chicken chop.


Review : Lamb Chop



Generous, generous, generous! ❤
I swear it felt like the lambs were never ending. Such a huge portion at a reasonable price, RM22.

I usually hate black pepper sauce but I kid you not, this sauce is the best I've tasted. Ever!
The peppery taste is not too strong, everything just blends nicely.

Rating : 4.5/5


Review : Chicken Chop



N ordered this. Again, quite a big portion (RM14). We chose the oriental sauce, a bit sour but I love it!


Rating : 4/5


The service may be a bit slow, they don't wipe the tables unless asked 😐
But the chefs were very professional, in their proper chef attire. (I heard the owner is the chef himself).

Operation Hours : Noon - 11pm [Monday-Saturday]

Verdict : I would return in the future, though one would need to tolerate the service 👀
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