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Why you should join us?

Thank you for your interest in THE LEADING EDGE ALLIANCE MALAYSIA, the National Grouping of LEA member firms in Malaysia.

LEA is one of the largest international professional associations of independently-owned accounting and consulting firms. The Alliance ranked by IAB as the 2nd largest International Firm Association worldwide, enables member firms to access the resources of a multibillion dollar global professional services organization, providing business development, professional training and education, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities nationally and globally, around the corner and around the world.

In the USA, LEA is ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the number one firm association.  Additionally, LEA has the most firms ranked in the top 100 USA firms.

The Alliance has no restrictions on memberships in other associations.

In addition to its membership for large firms (over  USD10 million fee income), LEA offers a Global Partner Membership that gives progressive firms opportunities to grow their business through access to the resources of the top firms throughout the world.

The membership is offered to quality firms at no cost.  Global Partners have access to the same benefits as or larger firms but do not have geographic exclusivity.

Benefits to you as a LEA Malaysia/Global Partner:

• No dues for affiliate membership at Global level
• Membership in a substantial worldwide organization
• No restriction on memberships in other associations
• No referral fees paid on work referred to your firm for the first 2 years
• LEA Meetings and conferences – all events are open to all members
•  Information about your firm listed in LEA materials and posted on our website
• Relationships that may result in profitable business opportunities
• LEA Members Only website and all online tools including
• Access LEA’s expansive peer to peer network to get advice and explore a new niche or service area before you implement it within your practice.  Collaborate with some of the best and brightest firm leaders on how to make your practice more profitable
• Find the support you need on an international accounting, tax or consulting matter
• Get up-to-date industry specific information on a technical practice area
• Gain access to proven practice strategies and technical aids that can be immediately adapted for use in your firm
• Solve your information technology challenges
• Gain access to articles for newsletters
• Potential new business referrals to your firm
• Strong capabilities for providing services to your clients anywhere in the world

In addition to the above, LEA Global provides member firms with resources and information to help:

• Develop a new service
• Recruit and retain top quality staff
• Create new business opportunities
• Streamline processes and improve the overall operations of your practice
• Market your firm more effectively
• Joint venture to provide a broader range of services to your client base
• Find the support you need on an international accounting, tax or consulting matter

The Alliance offers up-to-date information and services to assist you in managing and building your business. In addition, our alliance of firms shares information, resources, and creative solutions to issues that add value to the services you provide your clients.

With member firms averaging over USD29 million in annual revenues, The Leading Edge Alliance provides members with access to recognized expertise in a wide range of industries and service areas.  The organization recognizes each firm’s strength and effectively facilitates collaboration.  Through this alliance, member firms can tap into a resource of cutting-edge knowledge and information from leading experts and enables our members to deliver even more value to their clients.

The Alliance provides their members with an impressive combination: the comprehensive size and scope of a large international company while offering their clients the continuity, consistency and quality service of a local firm.

If your firm is interested in becoming an Alliance member, please contact our Managing Partner at

Applications are subject to LEA Global Board review and approval.


Membership fees

At LEADING EDGE ALLIANCE MALAYSIA, there is no membership fee.

However, LEA Malaysia firms are required to contribute the sum of RM3,000.00 per annum towards the administration and marketing expenses of the National Group. This amount is subject to change by the LEA Malaysia National group board. In addition, the member firms are charged referral fees for each successful referral.  The percentage is currently fixed at 10% and is subject to change.


Application form

Click here to download a copy of the membership application form.