SE Asia Voice: issue three
The third issue of SE Asia Voice brings you the activities in SE Asia for the months of September to December 2012. Download the newsletter (PDF 1MB). Happy reading!
Read the second issue of SE Asia Voice
This issue brings you the happenings in SE Asia for the months of July to September 2012. Read about how CGMAs can stay connected to the pulse of their profession and our initiatives in raising the ethical bar, and the new Centre of Excellence for South East Asia is now established.
You can also find out about the new look of the CIMA SE Asia office, the CIMA Global Business Challenge, membership activities and more.
Download the newsletter (PDF 1MB).
First issue of SE Asia Voice released
As the regional hub for CIMA South East Asia, we are pleased to present the first issue of SE Asia Voice, a news bulletin that will keep you up to date with our progress and activities in the region. The SE Asia Voice replaces the previous newsletter, eMomentum.
Have fun reading SE Asia Voice (PDF 2MB).
CIMA leads the way with corporate integrity pledge
Joining the likes of AirAsia, Tesco Malaysia, Google Malaysia and Shell Malaysia, CIMA SE Asia has signed a corporate integrity pledge to signify its commitment towards creating a business environment that is fair, transparent and free from corruption. To date, more than 50 organisations in Malaysia have signed the pledge.
The corporate integrity pledge is an initiative of the Malaysian Institute of Integrity that is aligned with the objective of fighting corruption under the Government Transformation Programme of Malaysia.
We are proud to support this initiative as ethics is high on CIMA’s agenda. Plans are underway to work closely with the Malaysian Institute of Integrity to fly the ethics flag even higher.
View our pledge.
CIMA and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have formed a ground breaking joint venture to elevate the discipline of management accounting and establish a global quality standard through the new Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. The new CGMA designation was launched on 31 January 2012 simultaneously in New York, London and Kuala Lumpur (which represented Asia).
In Kuala Lumpur, the launch was held at Carcosa Seri Negara, a historical heritage mansion and it was attended by about 100 corporate guests. As the event happened during the Chinese New Year period, the traditional lion dance was used for the launch, complete with Chinese drums.
The guests of honour were Matthew Smith, first secretary, UK Trade and Investment, representing the British high commissioner to Malaysia, and Matt Ingeneri, trade policy officer, representing the US ambassador to Malaysia. Also present were Gulzari Babber, deputy president of CIMA, Andrew Harding, managing director of CIMA and Jim Morrison, chairman of the AICPA business and industry advisory committee.
After welcome speeches by Andrew and Jim, the launch started with the beating of the Chinese drum by the guests of honour, Andrew, Jim and Gulzari. Two lions, holding the CIMA and AICPA logos, entered the event room and then the CGMA logo was unveiled. Gulzari led a toast to the launch. Following this, Andrew gave a 15-minute presentation on the CGMA launch report entitled ‘Rebooting business: valuing the human dimension’. This was followed by a press conference, lunch and networking.
View some photos of the launch.
CIMA seals collaboration with key partners
Nine collaboration documents were signed with reputable partners both in the professional and educational field. The partners are the Accountant General’s Department, KPMG, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Taylor’s University Shahputra, Crescendo International College, UCSI Professional Academy, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Asia e University. The signing ceremony took place on 31 January 2012 at Carcosa Seri Negara, Kuala Lumpur, and on 1 February 2012 at CIMA Malaysia’s office in Petaling Jaya.
The collaboration documents which included several Memoranda of Understanding were signed by key personnel from the partner organisations, Andrew Harding, managing director of CIMA and witnessed by Irene Teng, regional director of CIMA SE Asia and Australasia.
View some photos of the signing ceremony.
Read our latest eMomentum (September-December 2011) (PDF 1MB)
Tenaga Nasional Berhad wins NAfMA 2011 excellence award
Tenaga Nasional Berhad won the NAfMA 2011 excellence award at a grand dinner ceremony at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya, on 6 December 2011. Read more in the press release (PDF 61KB).
Call for papers: global accounting and organisational change conference 2012
Sunway University, the organiser of the third global accounting and organisational change conference, to be held on 14 to 17 July 2012, is calling for papers to be submitted for the conference theme: ‘The role of accounting in promoting good corporate governance and sustainable management’.
Papers can be submitted via email to Dr. YF Foo at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Professor Zahirul Hoque at email@example.com. There is no submission fee. For more information, please view the conference brochure (PDF 84KB).
CIMA Malaysia launches Facebook page
CIMA Malaysia now has its own Facebook page, where you can connect with other members and students.
Breaking the boundaries review (January-December 2011)
We are pleased to bring to you a news report on the major activities and achievements of CIMA Malaysia in 2011. We hope you will have an enjoyable read of breaking the boundaries review 2011 (PDF 929KB).