The CIPA program is designed to help senior managers, managers, and accountants to create value for their respective organization, based on the principles of Islamic accounting and finance. While managing value is not an easy task, the program creates understanding of important features, fundamentals and applications of Islamic accounting and finance. Throughout the program, participants will enjoy an interactive outcome-based learning where the facilitators will be discussing concepts and their applications in real life business, based on their collective corporate experiences. The facilitators will make the finance and accounting course content interesting through interactive lecture presentations, case studies and discussion. Participants will value how Islamic finance and accounting will help them to manage the bottom-line and create better value for shareholders.


At the end of the program, participants will achieve the following objectives:

  • Demonstrating the role of Islamic accounting and finance in decision making.
  • Applying Islamic accounting and finance principles in corporate reporting.
  • Planning company’s operating, financing, and investing needs based on available instruments and financial markets offerings in Islamic finance.
  • Constructing portfolio of Islamic wealth management, corporate zakat, waqf and tax
  • Enhancing corporate performance beyond profitability.


The delivery of the CIPA program will be based on experiential and interactive learning. Lectures based on topic, case study, simulation and group discussion will be delivered.


Day 1:  Islamic Accounting

Day 2: Shariah Governance and Assurance Services

Day 3:  Islamic Finance

Day 4:  Corporate Financial Strategy for Islamic Financial Leaders


The CIPA program is  designed  for  Senior Managers, Business Executives, Accountants and those who have an Accounting and/or Finance background or an ICMA approved professional accounting  qualification.


The Certified Islamic Public Accountant (CIPA) Qualification will be awarded upon completion of:

  • Full four days attendance
  • Participation in Case Study Discussion and Analysis in all 4 Modules of the CIPA syllabus
  • Successful completion of a project paper on an Islamic finance application.

Length:                 3,000 words, excluding bibliography, notes and attachments.

Assessment:       A pass mark of 50% or above is required to satisfy the educational requirements for CIPA certification.

Due Date:             Maximum Three Months from date of completion of program attended


Topic 1: Islamic Accounting: An Introduction

  • Controversies of Key Accounting Principles
  • Accounting Conceptual Framework
  • Financial Reporting Regimes

 Topic 2: Islamic Accounting: Applications

  • Sales-Based Contracts
  • Equity-Based Contracts
  • Rental Based Contracts

 Topic 3: Islamic Accounting: Special Topics

  • Sukuk
  • Financial Instruments
  • Presentation of Financial Statements

Topic 4: Shariah Governance

  • Corporate Governance
  • Shariah Governance Framework
  • Shariah Supervisory Board

Topic 5: Assurance Services

  • Shariah Non-Compliance Risk (SNCR)
  • Mitigation of SNCR
  • Shariah Review

Topic 6: Assurance Services

  • Shariah Audit Planning
  • Shariah Audit Field Work
  • Shariah Audit Reporting

Topic 7: Islamic Capital Markets: Fundamentals of  ICM banking

  • Global developments in Islamic banking with a review on regional/country-specific approaches
  • Islamic banking product trends and evolution of structures
  • Challenges in Islamic banking & prominent risks

Topic 8: Islamic Capital Markets

  • Understanding the key categories of ICM instruments
  • Global developments in ICM and regional/country-specific approaches
  • Sukuk development and evolution
  • Shariah screening and the equity market

 Topic 9: Risk Management and Takaful

  • The premise of Takaful
  • Takaful modelling and global approaches
  • Takaful risk and management

 Topic 10: Corporate Financial Strategy for Islamic Financial Leaders

  • Strategy and corporate life cycle
  • The meaning of value in Islam
  • The importance of accounting and finance in Islam
  • Shareholders’ value, profitability, maximization of wealth and social reporting

Topic 11: Shariah Financial Planning

  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate Investment

Topic 12: Corporate Tax & Accounting for Corporate Zakat and Waqaf

  • Taxation in Islam
  • Zakat and Tax Planning
  • Business application
  • How to compute business zakat?
  • Accounting treatment & Practical Reporting Issues