Innovation in Teaching IFRS

Guest Speaker:
Prof Dr Susela Devi K. Suppiah (UNITAR International University)
Dr Vahid Biglari (Henley Business School Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia)
Subject Area:
Date & Time:
Wed, 11. October 2017, 13:00 h - 14:00 h
N3.24, University of Reading Malaysia - EduCity@Iskandar​


The IASB Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting 2015 sets out the concepts that underlie the estimates and judgements that must be made in the application of IFRS to specific accounting issues. Increasingly, it is recognized that accounting educators can enhance the ability of students to apply the professional judgement necessary in the application of international standards by relating the concepts in the Framework to specific IFRS requirements.

This paper calls for innovative strategies that can be adopted in teaching IFRS more effectively in the accounting degree programmes. It highlights the research gaps in the teaching of IFRS.


Prof Dr Susela

S. SUSELA DEVI is Dean and Professor of Accounting at the Faculty of Business Technology and Accounting, UNITAR International University. Prior to joining UNITAR she served for 27 years at University of Malaya. She obtained her PhD from University of Waikato, New Zealand. She is a professional accountant and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Her current research interests include innovation amongst small medium practitioners in empowering Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), corporate governance, international financial reporting issues and the regulation and organisation of the accountancy profession. She also served as the Chief Editor of the Asian Journal of Business and Accounting, published by the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya from 2010 to 2014.

In 2009 she served as Executive Director of the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board. She was council member of MIA from 2000 to 2002 and 2006 to 2008.She conducts in-house training on IFRSs for Board of Directors and top management of listed companies. She has been appointed as Research and Publication Pathway Consultant to Emerald Publishing UK.

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