Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Launching of Financial Guide Book for SMEs

Two researchers from the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) - Prof Dr Normah Omar and Associate Professor Dr Zuraidah Sanusi were invited to witness the launching of a new publication Financial Guide for SME. The book is the result of a smart collaboration between SME Corp Malaysia and CPA Australia. Basically, the Guide has been adopted from the Australian version entitled "Achieving Financial Success" prepared by Jan Barned (CPA, FFTP) with assistance of CPA Australia and Small Business, Victoria. Both SME Corp and CPA Australia have been granted to copyright to reproduce the Guide and to modify the content to suit the Malaysian context. A group of ARI researchers, headed by associate professor Dr Zuraidah were among the privilege few who were invited by CPA Australia to review the Guide for its suitability to be adopted in Malaysia. Yang Berhormat Dato' Mukhriz Tun mahathir, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry was the honorable guest of honour of the event to launch the Guide book. Also present at the event were CPA Australia President and Chairman of the Board, Mr Low Weng Keong and Y. Bhg. datuk Ir Dr Mohamed Al-Amin Hj Abdul Majid, Chairman of SME Corp Malaysia.

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