Business advisory services


Business advisory services

Business solutions that bring you forward

The financial accounting, reporting and economic landscape is ever-evolving. At Deloitte, we help you navigate the challenges of a changing environment. We offer valuable insights with practical and industry-specific business solutions.

As part of the Deloitte Southeast Asia network of professionals, we leverage pooled resources to stay ahead of the regulatory changes and adapt to them with agility.

Our range of service solutions include:

  • Finance care
  • Accounting advisory services
  • Sustainability assurance

We offer a team of multi-disciplinary skilled professionals to provide you with end-to-end solutions. We collaborate with our wide network of subject matter experts to deliver you a range of business support services from dealing with regulatory compliance, improving your internal controls and systems, financial and reporting exercises to suggesting business structure. Acting as an independent sounding board, we give you fresh perspectives.

Our value is in our dedicated professionals who will be working closely with you to deliver flexible and customised advisory services for your specific business needs.

Business advisory services: Business solutions that bring you forward


Get ready for MFRS 16

A new accounting standard for leases

The Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (the Board) issued MFRS 16 Leases in April 2016 which set an effective date of 1 January 2019. The new standard will likely present several key implementation challenges for entities, particularly lessees, in addition to technical accounting challenges. As time has passed near to the effective date, these could be overwhelming if not planned early.

This new Standard covers the following key issues:

  • The options and benefits on transition – There are potentially cost savings on available depending on the options chosen.
  • Practical expedients available relating to the measurement of lease liabilities and right-of-use assets.
  • The new information needed where judgements are involved in applying MFRS 16.
  • The two ways to determine discount rates i.e. the implicit rate of the lease, or if it is not practicable, the incremental borrowing rate of the lease.
  • The factors a lender would typically consider to arrive at an appropriate incremental borrowing rate for the lease.

As 1 January 2019, the effective date, approaches, the most important action an entity can take is to start the efforts related to this accounting change now. It can be a challenge to anticipate the data gaps and overcome the data extraction hurdle. But with adequate support from professionals with good understanding of its requirements and the interpretation issues, it can be achieved.

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Get ready for MFRS 16 - A new accounting standard for leases

Accounting for revenue under MFRS 15

Achieving a head start

With an effective date of 1 January 2018, MFRS 15 Revenue from contracts with customers outlines a single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers. It supersedes current revenue recognition guidance including MFRS 118 Revenue, MFRS 111 Construction Contracts and related interpretations.

Under MFRS 15, an entity recognises revenue in accordance with that core principle by applying the following 5 steps approach:

  1. Identify Contracts with Customers
  2. Identify the Performance Obligations (PO)
  3. Determine the Transaction Price (TP)
  4. Allocate the TP to PO based on fair value
  5. Recognise allocated revenue when PO is satisfied

While MFRS 15 is a very comprehensive standard, there are numerous areas that are subject to judgment and interpretation. You will need professionals with good understanding of its requirements and the interpretation issues, in order to help you identify the other significant implications on your business that go beyond just compliance.

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Accounting for revenue under MFRS 15 - Achieving a head start

Going public

Turning an enterprise into a publicly traded company through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) is a significant milestone for your company. It calls for the combined efforts of advisers from the accounting, legal, financial advisory and underwriting professions.

We have the right team with the right expertise to assist you to navigate the complex route and become a public listed company.

Going public - Initial Public Offering (IPO)


A guide to IFRS 16

This guide, in addition to providing a detailed summary and explanations of the requirements of IFRS 16 Leases covering all of the requirements of the standard, includes:

  • An executive summary;
  • A section focusing specifically on the practicalities of transition;
  • ‘Thinking it through’ practical tips interspersed throughout the detailed guide;
  • Presentation/disclosure checklists; and
  • A high level IFRS/US GAAP comparison.

Download the guide for more information.

A guide to IFRS 16

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Izzad Shamsudin

Izzad Shamsudin

Business Advisory Services Leader

Izzad is a Partner, leading Business Advisory services. His experience spans 10 years in the public accounting practice and across a wide range of multinational and public-listed companies from variou... More