Conversion Programme

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Specifically designed for non-accounting graduates, the MICPA Conversion Programme opens doors to those who are interested to pursue a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA).

Objectives

  1. To enhance the employability of university graduates
  2. To promote the MICPA-CAANZ Programme to non-accounting graduates
  3. To increase the number of professionally-qualified accountants in Malaysia

Conversion Programme Flow

Upon completion of the Conversion Programme, MICPA will award candidates with a Certificate of Completion. Candidates will then be eligible to enrol for the MICPA-CAANZ Advanced Stage Examination.

Upon completing the Conversion Programme, candidates will also be entitled to apply for the Accounting Technician qualification. Admission requirements to be an Accounting Technician are the completion of the Professional Ethics module and completion of not less than 2 years of  practical experience.

Conversion Modules

Non-accounting graduates are required to complete eight modules of the MICPA Conversion Programme to be eligible to register and pursue the MICPA-CAANZ Advanced Stage Examination.

  1. Financial Accounting 1 (FA1)
  2. Financial Accounting 2 (FA2)
  3. Management Accounting (MA)
  4. Taxation (TAX)
  5. Business and Company Law (BCL)
  6. Financial Reporting (FR)
  7. Business Strategy and Financial Management (BSFM)
  8. Auditing (AA)

Conversion modules can be attempted either on a full-time or part-time study basis. The modules can be taken in any order with the exception of FA1, FA2 and FR. Candidates are also required to take the examination in accordance with MICPA’s examination schedule.

Accounting Technician

Accounting Technician – Rights and Privileges

  1. Entitled to use the designation of Accounting Technician
  2. Accorded the same rights of memberships as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with the exception of the rights to vote at general meetings of the Institute and the rights to carry out any duty reserved to members who are CPAs
  3. Entitled to access the full range of services provided by the Institute to members

Eligibility

  1. Non-accounting degree holders from recognised universities
  2. Fourth year non-accounting students from recognised universities

Exemptions

Exemptions will be granted to candidates who have adequately covered the conversion modules’ subject matter at an undergraduate level. MICPA will carry out a detailed review of the syllabus in order to grant exemption(s) for any of the Conversion Programme modules.

Placement of Graduates from the Programme

MICPA will assist candidates who have successfully completed the Conversion Programme to obtain job placements in Approved Training Employers (ATE) which include professional accounting firms and large corporations.

Employers will assess and interview eligible candidates with the view of offering successful applicants a sponsorship grant to undertake the MICPA-CAANZ Programme – Advanced Stage Examination as well as a training contract (3 to 4 years). The work experience is one of the requirements that must be fulfilled to qualify as a full MICPA and CAANZ member.

Conversion Programme Partners

There are currently 2 universities offering the Conversion Programme in partnership with MICPA:

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in Penang
  • Universiti Malaya (UM) in Kuala Lumpur

Duration of the Conversion Programme

The Programme can be completed within 12 months with classes held on weekends at the respective Universities.

Facilitators for the Modules

Lecturers from the respective Universities will be appointed as facilitators of the modules.

Programme Cost

Please contact the respective Universities for detailed information.

Contact Details

Universiti Sains Malaysia
School of Management
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM Penang

Contact person:
Janet Foo Li Wen / Lok Char Lee
Email: micpausm@gmail.com

University of Malaya
Centre of Management Enhancement
Faculty of Business and Accountancy
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Contact person(s):
Nor Farhana
Email: farhanaab@um.edu.my

Dr Anna Azriati
Email: annaazriati@um.edu.my
Phone: +603 7967 3948

The Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

Contact person:
Wong Shuh Yee
Email: shuhyee@micpa.com.my
Phone: +603 2698 9622