Datuk Wan Selamah Wan Sulaiman FCCA
Accountant general of Malaysia
Wan Selamah became a member of ACCA in 1978 after completing her studies in Birmingham, with a scholarship from the Government of Malaysia. Returning to Malaysia, she began a prolific and successful career in government, which took her to a range of departments including the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Defence. In 2009 Wan Selamah was promoted as the deputy accountant general (Corporate) and in November 2010 was appointed accountant general of Malaysia, leading the Accountant General’s Department.
The office is responsible for preparing government accounts, setting accounting standards and procedures, and handling transactions and processing. The Department has 25 branches throughout Malaysia. Wan Selamah is head of the government accounting service, and responsible for training some 5,000 personnel.
As accountant general, Wan Selamah has sought to ensure that reports are issued in a timely and efficient manner. Long-term goals include the adoption of accrual accounting.