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NUBS Malaysia Dean set to conduct webinar for accounting professionals

Dr Lau Chee Kwong - article

Dean of Nottingham University Business School at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Dr Lau Chee Kwong, will be conducting a webinar organised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) on Thursday 30 April 2020 from 2pm to 3pm. He will be discussing Accounting Considerations of the Covid-19 Pandemic and Economic Recession.

Covid-19, which started out in January, quickly evolved into a pandemic in March 2020. Now with most world economies at a standstill, a major economic recession is expected to follow.

Dr Lau’s webinar provides a quick overview of the accounting considerations needed for preparation of financial statements during and post pandemic and the consequential economic recession.

“As an accounting academic, I am glad to be able to serve my professional community during this difficult period by providing them an insight to some accounting considerations during this time as well as in the post pandemic period and the consequential economic recession,” says Dr Lau.

“At the Business School, we believe that in such times, higher education institutions are in a good position to give back to the community by communicating their expertise to industry professionals, and we look forward to further such contributions to help society cope with the new normal.” 

Among the topics that Dr Lau would cover include the impairment of assets (PPE, inventories, etc), impairment of financial assets (expected credit loss), government grants, onerous contracts and other provisions, re-assessment and modifications of lease contracts, fair value measurement, other accounting estimates and measurement uncertainties, as well as the issue of growing concern.

This online webinar is organised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and is complimentary for all MIA members.

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Posted on 29th April 2020

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