The Future of Work for the Accounting Profession
- Malaysia Campus
Industrial Revolution 4.0 will free accountants from doing the mundane and repetitive data processing and reporting tasks and enable them to focus on high value-added functions of business analytics, strategy and leadership.
By Dr Foo Yin Fah, Associate Head, Edinburgh Business School
A Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and Fellow Member of CPA Australia, Dr. Foo also holds a Master of Finance from RMIT University and a PhD in Accounting from Victoria University, Australia. Parallel with the University’s commitment to delivering current and industry-relevant curricula at all times, Dr. Foo brings an invaluable mix of industry and academia experience to the table. He has 10 years of professional experience as an accountant in various international accounting firms, multinationals and public-listed companies, in addition to over 20 years of experience in academia, during which he held numerous academic leadership positions at Sunway University, including Head of Department, Head of School, Associate Dean and Acting Dean.
In recent years, Dr. Foo has trained his focus on social entrepreneurship, and supports numerous social innovation and social entrepreneurship projects and start-ups in Malaysia. In addition to playing a prominent part in setting up the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship with the objective of creating more understanding and awareness of the social entrepreneurship movement in Malaysia, he was involved in the Social Progress Network, which is part of a global movement to advance global social progress, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Dialogue in the Dark, a social enterprise that supports the visually impaired. He is also a recipient of an RM300,000 Project Grant for Southeast Asian Social Innovation Network that is funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
To date, Dr. Foo has published a number of articles on various accounting and social entrepreneurship topics as well as participating in conference proceedings, workshops and seminars in Malaysia and internationally. He has also taken on numerous key university leadership positions, including Joint Chair of the Organising Committee of the ASEAN Conference on Accounting Education in 2015 and Faculty Advisor to Enactus Sunway University (formerly known as Student in Free Enterprise or SIFE) from 2011-2014.
Who should attend?
School leavers, Foundation students, undergraduates who is interested in accounting.