Faculty of Accountancy lecturers, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia were the proud recipients of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) Research Grant for 2019. The AFA grant is open to applicants throughout the world but the competition is very stiff as it is granted to only one successful recipient every two years.
Their winning proposal entitled “Accounting Professional Technological Competency Skill (APTCS) of Small and Medium Practitioners (SMPs) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Technology Adoption”, was announced as the grant recipient of the AFA Research Grant 2019 recently.
The proposed 9-month research project will be led by Dr. Shukriah Saad and the team includes four other members from the Faculty of Accountancy, UiTM, namely Dr. Kamaruzzaman Muhammad, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Erlane K Ghani, Dr. Aida Hazlin, and Ts. Mohamad Ridhuan Mat Dang. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maisarah Mohamad Saat, an external collaborator from the Azman Hashim International Business School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) is also part of the research team.
The AFA grant was first introduced in December 2016 and this year is the second time the grant is awarded. The grant is AFA’s initiative in realizing their aspiration to be the regional thought leader on issues relevant to the accountancy profession in the ASEAN region. Besides, AFA also aims to provide a platform for regional research capacity on issues relevant to the accountancy profession in the ASEAN region. This year’s theme focused on current issues relevant to the accountancy profession and stakeholders in the ASEAN region with emphasis on the role of SMPs in supporting the SME’s.
The AFA Research Grant 2019 is fully supported by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA).
The recipient of the AFA grant receives $27,500 SGD, inclusive of all expenses related to the research activities and production of research output.
Submitted by: Seri Ayu Masuri Md Daud, Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Edited by Geetha Subramaniam (Dr.), InQKA, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)