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How to Get Trained on XBRL for MBRS portal?

In 2018, SSM, the Companies Commission of Malaysia, introduced a new digital reporting and submission portal, the Malaysian Business Reporting System – MBRS portal, for XBRL financial reporting. The portal allows the submission of Annual Returns (AR), Financial Statements (FS), and Exemption Applications (EA) related to FS and AR in the XBRL format. However, since its introduction, learning about XBRL has been a challenge due to the inadequate knowledge of this reporting language. Read on and learn how to get the help:-

All about XBRL for MBRS portal and login

But before understanding how to learn about XBRL for MBRS, let’s look at the three components of submitting AR, FS, and EA on the MBRS platform:-

  • SSM Taxonomy: A specific hierarchical dictionary of the financial and non-financial reporting elements embedded in the mTool for filing AR, FS, and EA.
  • MBRS Preparation Tool (mTool): A tool allowing companies to prepare and generate AR, FS, and EA in the XBRL format.
  • MBRS Portal (mPortal): An online platform to submit AR, FS, and EA in the XBRL format to SSM.

According to an article in Accountants Today, “Most SMPs are aware of the MBRS but have not yet made the transition. To drive further adoption, SMPs would need to understand how the MBRS works in detail and the advantages of MBRS.”


This is why SSM has provided training programs for preparers of AR and FS. The MBRS training programs offered by SSM include MBRS for annual returns, financial statements, and financial statements (fast track).


It is a 4-hour crash course that provides an in-depth understanding of the XBRL format and the MBRS platform to the participants. By pursuing this course, you can acquire a working knowledge of the optimized use of the mTool and an understanding of MBRS filing requirements in compliance with the Companies Act, 2016.

The course contains the scope and components of MBRS, along with the basic introduction of MBRS and XBRL. The best part? The course assists you in avoiding common errors in the filing process via MBRS. Moreover, it helps you prepare and file annual returns and financial reports of Malaysian companies in XBRL format.


  • MBRS for Preparers – Financial Statements

It is a 2-day course designed to provide first-hand knowledge for entering financial statements into MBRS templates. In addition, it provides a hands-on experience of the mTool for submission of financial statements and Key Financial Indicators (KFI).

This course can help you have a basic understanding of MBRS and XBRL, filing requirements for MBRS in compliance with the Companies Act, 2016, SSM taxonomy, and its use. Moreover, it helps in the validation and rectification of errors.


  • MBRS for Preparers – Financial Statements (Fast Track)

This 8 hours course (covered in 2 days period) is a fast-track program for preparing financial statements. It is specially designed for preparers, having an accounting or financial background. It includes an in-depth understanding of filing the MBRS template for KFI and a practical session for filing financial statements on MBRS.

This course offers an introduction to MBRS, an understanding of the SSM taxonomy and MBRS filing requirements. Moreover, it helps in the validation and rectification of the errors, finally generating the XBRL file.


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The process of financial reporting in XBRL format can be tedious. It is essential to have an accurate understanding of the XBRL format and the MBRS portal. However, if still facing any difficulty, you can always consult specialists in XBRL service for SSM filing.

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