A comprehensive guide to current issues and practices in governance for Takaful and re-Takaful operations As the global demand for Islamic insurance products increases, a thorough understanding of Takaful principles is vital for accountants, auditors, and leaders of companies offering these products. This book covers the basic accounting principles and practices of Takaful operations, including the segregation of assets, liabilities, income, and expenditures between the Takaful operator and participants; the setting aside of cash reserves for meeting outstanding claims and future claims; and the management of revenue and expenditure. Featuring extensive case studies from real-world situations, this book is the perfect primer for accounting students and practitioners unfamiliar with Islamic finance and Takaful operations.
* Written by experts from the International Islamic University Malaysia, the leading organisation in research in Islamic finance * Covers all the major accounting principles and practices * Based on real-world experience and packed with illustrative case studies For practicing accountants and business leaders, this book offers a thorough education in Takaful operations while also serving as an excellent guide for undergraduate students and researchers.
Dr. Sheila Nu Nu Htay, PhD is PhD Programme Coordinator at the Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Mohamed Arif was CEO of Takaful Indonesia from 2001 to 2004. From 1985 to 2000, he was General Manager Finance and Administration/Company Secretary of Takaful Malaysia Assoc. Prof. Dr. Younes Soualhi, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Chairman of the Shariah Board of HSBC Amanah Malaysia and Chairman of the Shariah board of Munich Re Takaful. He is also a founding member of the French Council of Islamic Finance (COFFIS), Paris. Hanna Rabittah Zaharin is an audit assistant with AFTAAS Corporate Advisory Ibrahim Shaugee is a consultant in Islamic finance, accounting systems and taxation, based in the Republic of Maldives.
Foreword ix Preface xi Acknowledgments xv 1 Introduction to Takaful and Retakaful 1 2 Takaful Companies and Their Accounting Environment 33 3 Prevailing Accounting Standards and Accounting Entries for Takaful Operators 53 4 Financial Statement Analysis 103 5 Zakat Computation and Distribution for Takaful and Retakaful Companies 115 6 Auditing and Governance for Takaful Operators 125 Appendix 1: Sample Audit Proposal 155 Appendix 2: Audit Plan Timeline 167 Appendix 3: Audit Program 169 Appendix 4: Report on Shariah Compliance Audit for Takaful X Shd. As of 31 March 2011 171 About the Authors 197 Index 199