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CODE ID015 : ISCA-UOB Quarterly Economic Updates for CFOs (NEW!), 11 Jul 2014
ISCA and UOB Group are proud to jointly present the inaugural ISCA-UOB Quarterly Economic Updates for CFOs. Through this series, we hope to provide value to our members, who are the accountants in business, with greater knowledge of the regional economy that can impact their businesses, planning and decision making.
CODE E103 : Corrupt Practices in Commercial and Public Sectors: How to identify and prevent them, 12 Jul 2014
To provide the participants with knowledge and skills to identify possibilities of corrupt practices; Practical tools to improve the controls and management process.
CODE BFE02 : FRM Module II: Financial Markets and Products & Valuation and Risk Models, 12 Jul 2014
This programme is offered in collaboration with NUS Risk Management Institute.This program helps to prepare professionals in the financial industry for the rigorous examinations of the FRM#174; certification program. This certification is globally recognized and is administered by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP).
CODE IT069C : Excel Budgeting Techniques, 14 Jul 2014
In any organization the budget is a central aspect of the planning and control systems utilized by the organization. Regardless of the organization#8217;s size or complexity, or the product, the market or the service provided by the enterprise, a budget will always feature as a key aspect of financial planning. (SDF Approved)
CODE MP043 : Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Managers, 14 Jul 2014
Learn professional coaching and mentoring strategies and techniques to make you a more effective manager and leader to your people
CODE A133 : Accounting for Real Estate Activities Under INT FRS 115, FRS 11 and FRS 23, 14 Jul 2014
The seminar will also discuss the key principles from two other relevant financial reporting standards i.e. FRS 11 Construction contracts and FRS 23 Borrowing costs to further enhance the understanding of real estate activities.
CODE BF045 : Financial Analysis Techniques, 14 Jul 2014
This is a lively and engaging workshop which will include plenty of story-telling, fun facts, short case examples, mini case studies, real life illustrations, movies, #8216;think about it#8217; time, #8216;talk to your neighbours#8217; round and end-of-day quiz questions (Who Wants to be a Finance Genius) to help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.
CODE A134 : Singapore Accounting Standards: A Fundamental and Practical Approach to Selected FRSs, 15 Jul 2014
To provide an overview of selected FRSs using an approach that will facilitate easy understanding, with practical hands-on application and implementation of the FRSs.
CODE TAX101 : Optimising Tax Efficiency by Implementing Sound Intellectual Property & R&D Strategies in Singapore, 15 Jul 2014
In this 1-day workshop, participants have the opportunity to examine the key considerations when formulating tax strategies in IP management and Ramp;D activities so that they will understand how to apply sound tax principles to help maximise their tax savings.
CODE ADT070 : Ethics Update: Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Public Accountants, 15 Jul 2014
From 1 August 2009, Singapore#8217;s public accountants must adhere to an enhanced Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics (the Code). The enhanced Code is based on the Code of Ethics of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), a global benchmark for the international accounting profession.
CODE ADT049 : Professional Conduct and Ethics in an Audit, 15 Jul 2014
The ojective is this seminar is to provide audit professionals with guidance on, and how to comply with, the ISCA Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics (#8220;the Code#8221;). It will also cover practical guidance on how to apply the Code#8217;s Ethical Conflict Resolution framework in situations where the auditor faces ethical dilemmas in an audit engagement.
CODE E121 : Ethics & Management Accounting: A Partnership, 15 Jul 2014
The management accountant is in the best position in the organization to be able to detect #8216;unethical#8217; behaviour or performance as it is he or she who must report on the efficiency of all activities and how effectively resources are applied to achieve enterprise objectives. This workshop will examine the ethical role of the management accountant (MA) and consider the twin-needs of prevention and detection.
CODE BF090ET : Workshop on Corporate Treasury, 15 Jul 2014
This full day workshop provides insights and practical tools to increase participant#8217;s understanding of Corporate Treasury. Learning is achieved via theory, examples and real-life case studies.
CODE BF037 : Corporate Finance: Making better Financial Decisions, 16 Jul 2014
The seminar will develop the basic framework for decision-making and participants will investigate the theories and applications of corporate finance, the analytical techniques used to value assets, and various aspects of the financial markets.
CODE AER : Advanced Excel for Reporting, 16 Jul 2014
This one-day practical course aims to train participants with the knowledge and ability to execute key advanced excel functions. Participant will learn how to replace quot;Hard-Wiredquot; Formulas with quot;LIVEquot; Formulas to produce sustainable reports easily. (SDF Approved)
CODE E072 : Framework for resolving Ethical Issues and Conflicts, 16 Jul 2014
This course is aimed at creating a basic framework for accountants and auditors to resolve potential and actual ethical conflicts in work.
CODE WD001 : WSQ Display Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills, 17 Jul 2014
This 2-day programme intends to equip participants with concepts and practices to enhance one#8217;s critical thinking and analytical skills so as to make better business decisions.
CODE MP084E : The Case Maker for Finance Professionals, 17 Jul 2014
The Case Maker#8482; was specially designed for finance professionals who have to communicate financial facts and figures. It was part of a curriculum of a massive finance transformation project at a global bank and has given the workshop global recognition.
CODE A905 : Financial Reporting Standards: Annual Update 2014, 17 Jul 2014
To discuss the provisions of the new/revised Financial Reporting Standards and INT FRS issued by the Accounting Standards Council effective for the years 2013 and 2014 (and also briefly on the forthcoming new/revised International Financial Reporting Standards and Exposure Drafts issued by IASB).
CODE BF035 : Counterparty Credit Risk in Derivatives Transactions: Practical Applications, 18 Jul 2014
The aim of this seminar is to enable attendees to identify the key categories and drivers of transaction credit risk in the main derivative products, and to apply a consistent approach to the quantification of these risks.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 18 Jul 2014
This programme covers the filing requirements and usage of the BizFinx filing system including the new taxonomy, to prepare and upload the Financial Statements.
CODE E068 : The Ethics Challenge: Ways to manage and What to watch out for, 18 Jul 2014
The programme examines the ethical challenges confronting accountants, auditors and management over the corporate financial reporting process. It focuses on what accounting and finance professionals can do to drive organizational ethics, and the signs to watch out for which might lead to unethical practices and fraud.
CODE BF007 : Financial Instruments: Understanding the Mechanics and Valuation Techniques, 21 Jul 2014
To strengthen the knowledge base of financial instruments commonly available in the market. The training will discuss the foundation of the mechanics and valuation techniques of these instruments.
CODE MP005A : Leadership During Change and Transition, 21 Jul 2014
You will learn ground- breaking strategies to become Impactful Leaders. Have a strong understanding of your own self-awareness, deepen your knowledge of how to manage change and succeed as a Driving Leaders in a fast changing world.
CODE A080 : Hedge Accounting: A Practical Approach, 22 Jul 2014
A practical hands-on seminar intended to allow participants to perform hedges on commonly used financial instruments under IAS 39. The seminar will also focus on the actual preparation and testing aspect of hedge accounting.
CODE A135 : Accounting for Obligations, 22 Jul 2014
This course provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of FRSs that govern the disclosure, presentation, recognition and valuation of liabilities. These liabilities include items such as provisions, contingencies, asset retirement obligations, restructuring obligation, financial liabilities, and liabilities arising from events after the reporting period.
CODE BF054E : Financial Derivatives Part I, 22 Jul 2014
This seminar helps the participants acquire a better understanding of financial derivative products through building Yield Curves #8211; the backbone of financial derivative products. With this knowledge, participants will then be in a better position to apply the relevant financial derivative products in managing interest rate/foreign exchange/equity/commodity risk exposures for their respective organizations.
CODE E107 : Ethical Business Conduct: Importance of Internal Auditing for Corporate Governance, 22 Jul 2014
To provide participants with comprehensive knowledge of good and ethical Corporate Governance practices; discussion of the increasing use and importance of Internal Audit as tools for the effective discharge and maintenance of sound Corporate Governance system and practices.
CODE BF055 : Finance For Non-Finance Managers/Executives, 22 Jul 2014
The importance for Managers to have an understanding of financial matters and issues cannot be over-emphasized as, at the end of the day, the affairs of any business would be represented in Dollars and Cents.
CODE BF068A : Effective Liquidity Management for the Financial Professional, 23 Jul 2014
This one-day orientation workshopnbsp; initiates and fortifies the finance and audit professional, from both financial and non financial institutions, in the fundamental issues and challenges in liquidity risk management.
CODE A122 : FRS for Management: Understanding and Applying FRSs in Business Decisions, 23 Jul 2014
A good understanding of how FRSs report these business decisions in the financial statements is crucial in order to manage balance sheet value and the results as reported to the stock market.
CODE WD003 : WSQ An Introduction to the Fundamentals of the Personal Data Protection Act for Non-Legal Personnel, 23 Jul 2014
This 2-day course will equip Data Protection Officer (DPO) or anyone whose responsibilities involved data protection with practical knowledge and skills in developing appropriate internal processes to achieve full compliance of Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Such knowledge and skills are vital in implementing the essential processes to comply with the Act.
CODE BF070A : Practical Insights Into Managing Counterparty Credit Risk, 24 Jul 2014
This one-day orientation workshop initiates and fortifies the finance and audit professional, from both financial and non financial institutions, in the fundamental issues and challenges in counterparty credit risk management.
CODE A169 : Analysis and Review of the Singapore Accounting Standards, 24 Jul 2014
The seminar gives a practical analysis and review of selected Singapore FRSs. It is intended for busy professionals requiring a refresher course on the technical principles of FRS and their applications in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice in Singapore.
CODE TAX110 : Capital Allowances and Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme, 24 Jul 2014
The half a day course aims to equip participants with the knowledge on various assets for which capital allowances can be claimed, the mechanisms on computing the Capital Allowances andnbsp; the conditions to be fulfilled for claiming capital allowances.nbsp; This session also intends to provide the knowledge and updates on PIC Schemes.
CODE TAX111 : Income Tax Implications and Planning on BUSINESS LOSSES, 24 Jul 2014
This half a day course is intended to ensure participants are aware of the tax planning related to business losses to maximize the tax benefits in Singapore.
CODE LS009 : Settling Commercial Disputes and Debt Recovery from a Legal Perspective, 25 Jul 2014
Settling commercial disputes and finding solutions are very critical whenever a commercial contract is involved. The focus of this seminar is to introduce the various ways disputes can be settled, the skills needed for a settlement and if there is a bad debt how it can be recovered.
CODE MP082 : Maximize Interpersonal Communication for Increased Work Productivity, 25 Jul 2014
At the end of the workshop, you will be able to confidently speak up to share your points of view or convey information; Increase productivity as a result of communicating better.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 25 Jul 2014
This programme covers the filing requirements and usage of the BizFinx filing system including the new taxonomy, to prepare and upload the Financial Statements.
CODE QA024 : ISCA Technical Clinic 9/2014 – Audit Planning, 25 Jul 2014
The objective of the Technical Clinic is to provide a platform for Public Accountants to come together to share and discuss technical issues among themselves in a focus group discussion setting facilitated by an experienced facilitator, with the aim of improving the quality of audit.
CODE ADT034 : Group Audits, 29 Jul 2014
The programme objective is to provide audit professionals with guidance on performing audits of group financial statements, including special considerations for dealing with components and component auditors.
CODE IR019 : Receivership, 29 Jul 2014
This seminar provides an overview of Receivership and its operation. The seminar will demonstrate the unique agency duties of a receiver and the tripartite relationship of the administrator. It will end with a case authority on the equity rights of redemption of a mortgagor.
CODE TAX105 : Develop a Win-Win Tax Client's Relationship and Enhance Communication Skill using NLP® and B.A.N.K.®, 29 Jul 2014
Participants will also be introduced to a new system which came to Asia only in 2013 #8211; the B.A.N.K.#174; Personality Sales Training System, which will enable them to craft their next tax proposal based on their clients#8217; personality types #8211; Blueprints, Action, Nurturing or Knowledge. Participants will also have the opportunity in the workshop to revise their profiles incorporating all these 4 personality types.nbsp;
CODE BF077 : Trade Finance Master Class: Letters of Credit & Related Issues, 30 Jul 2014
In today#8217;s context, are Documentary Credits still a viable form of Trade Finance? This seminar will inform participants about using Letters of Credits to finance a transaction, the obstacles to hinder credits (Eg. Bank facilities, variations of documentary credits, KYC, KYCC, etc), the Risks associated with Documentary Credits
CODE IR018 : Voluntary and Compulsory Winding Up, 30 Jul 2014
To provide an overview of the different forms of Corporate Winding Up in Singapore under The Companies Act, Cap. 50 and their implications to stakeholders.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 30 Jul 2014
This programme covers the filing requirements and usage of the BizFinx filing system including the new taxonomy, to prepare and upload the Financial Statements.
CODE BF059E : Treasury Management, 31 Jul 2014
This seminar highlights some of the common issues and challenges that are faced by both Bank Treasuries and Corporate Treasuries. It also aims to show where some of the similarities are and where some key differences occur.
CODE ADT006 : Ethical Behaviour in Business: Fraud Auditing and Forensic Accounting, 31 Jul 2014
This programme aims to give an introduction into Fraud and Forensic Accounting. It intends to extend the awareness of the meaning and value of fraud and forensic accounting and contributes to the effectiveness of those in the antifraud profession. In addition the programme will give advice on fraud protection and highlight significant system failures of past cases.
CODE BM001A : Business Mandarin for Accountants: Improving Your Professional Competency, 01 Aug 2014
This programme aims to improve the participant's Business Mandarin through the review of key words, phrases and special terms of financial accounting in Chinese.
CODE ADT073 : Effective Internal Audit Reporting, 01 Aug 2014
This course aims to provide the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills for effective internal audit (IA) reporting.
CODE TAX095 : Look Before You Leap: Key Tax Structuring Considerations for Singapore Companies Venturing Overseas, 01 Aug 2014
This seminar seeks to provide you with an overview of tax efficient structuring and how this impacts the after-tax returns and cashflows from your company#8217;s outbound investments, potential pitfalls to watch out for, and safeguards that could be put in place to ensure that your company remain tax compliant.
CODE A171 : FRS Update for the Reporting Season 2014, 01 Aug 2014
The programme aims to provide an overview of the changes to FRS from the latest annual improvement project, cover the new standards applicable for 2013/2014, and provide details of the latest standards issues by the IASB. Practical examples to solve problems in selected standards will also be discussed.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 01 Aug 2014
This programme covers the filing requirements and usage of the BizFinx filing system including the new taxonomy, to prepare and upload the Financial Statements.
CODE A139 : Interpretations of Financial Reporting Standards (INT FRSs): Tackling Accounting Issues Not Specifically Dealt with by the FRSs, 04 Aug 2014
This seminar highlights the critical issues of each Interpretation covered in the outline and to explain the consensus reached. The seminar demonstrates the link between each Interpretation and the related FRSs as well as providing a step-by-step guide to the accounting requirements.
CODE A086 : FRS for Small and Medium-Sized Entities Training, 04 Aug 2014
This programme aims to provide an introduction to the FRS accounting standards applicable for SME. The programme will highlight the benefits of stand-alone standards of FRS and give the participants the possibility to discuss practical application issues concerning presentation, recognition, measurement and disclosures.
CODE ADT077 : Internal Audit of Fixed Assets Management & CAPEX Cycle, 04 Aug 2014
To provide professionals with guidance and practical approach to the internal audit of Fixed Assets Management and Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) process cycle; to provide practical ways to improve the management of assets and control of CAPEX.
CODE ADT081 : Internal Audit of Project Management Cycle, 04 Aug 2014
To provide professionals with guidance and practical approach to the internal audit of Project Management cycle and to provide practical ways to improve the project management framework and processes.
CODE IT016C : Turn Chaos into Clarity: Introducing Power Pivot for Microsoft Excel 2010, 04 Aug 2014
With PowerPivot for Excel, a free Microsoft add-in, it stretches Microsoft Excel 2010's capability to work with large data sets from other data sources. PowerPivot for Excel 2010 is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within Microsoft Excel 2010. You can transform mass quantities of data rapidly into meaningful information and answers you need. (SDF Approved)
CODE IT023C : Business Analysis and Planning: Using Excel What-If Analysis, 05 Aug 2014
This application-driven, hands-on practical 1-day programme is designed to help you learn about and master this hidden gem - Excel what-if analysis tools. It allows you to explore different scenarios without changing the values in your worksheets. (SDF approved)
CODE MP074A : The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: Strategies for Developing Your EQ, 05 Aug 2014
In this reflective workshop, you will learn to be aware of yourselves, manage your moods, empathize with others and hone your social skills. Managing your emotions can bring about increased productivity and joy in the workplace.
CODE A158 : Accounting For Changes In Equity, 05 Aug 2014
Total equity is presented in a statement of changes in equity under FRS1 and can be broadly categorised into the following five components. There are interactions between each of the components of equity as well as interrelationship with other elements of financial statements such assets, liabilities, income and expense.
CODE ADT082 : Internal Audit of Revenue Cycle, 05 Aug 2014
To provide professionals with guidance and practical approach to the internal audit of Revenue process cycle.
CODE ADT076 : Internal Audit of Accounts Receivable Cycle, 05 Aug 2014
To provide professionals with guidance and practical approach to the internal audit of Accounts Receivable process cycle; to provide practical ways to improve management of accounts receivable and its collection.
CODE IT033ET : Business Analytics: Making Sense of Big Data for Accounting Professionals, 05 Aug 2014
The two-day workshop focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage.
CODE IT021C : Financial Data Management with Pivot Tables, 06 Aug 2014
Pivot table is one of the most powerful features of Excel, yet few accountants use them in their day-to-day activities. For some, pivot tables are too intimidating and for others, pivot tables are unknown. With a little instruction and guidance, you will be using pivot tables to accomplish routine analysis and reporting.
CODE A094 : Preparation and Presentation of Statement of Cash Flows for Separate and Group Entities under FRS 7, FRS 21 & FRS 27, 06 Aug 2014
This workshop provides detail coverage on the requirement of FRS 7. The workshop uses simple examples to clarify the complicated procedures of cash flow preparation with the aim to enhance the preparer#8217;s technical skill in preparing a cash flow statement.
CODE ADT085 : Roles and Responsibilities of Internal Auditors, 06 Aug 2014
To provide participants with a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities of internal auditors, enabling the internal auditors to discharge their duties more effectively and meet the expectations required by the Audit Committee and management.
CODE A905 : Financial Reporting Standards: Annual Update 2014, 06 Aug 2014
To discuss the provisions of the new/revised Financial Reporting Standards and INT FRS issued by the Accounting Standards Council effective for the years 2013 and 2014 (and also briefly on the forthcoming new/revised International Financial Reporting Standards and Exposure Drafts issued by IASB).
CODE IT022C : Data Management & Analysis in Excel Using SQL, 07 Aug 2014
After the course, participants will be able to: Work with Excel and external databases such as MS-Access using SQLUnderstand and use advanced Excel statistical and data manipulation functions for business analysis and reportingMove datasets between MS-Access and MS-ExcelUnderstand the strengths and weaknesses in MS-Access, MS-Excelnbsp; (SDF Approved)
CODE A161 : Accounting for Assets and Liabilities, 07 Aug 2014
Assets and liabilities are the predominant elements of a statement of financial position. Assets and liabilities can be created in a many ways for instance the recognition of an asset may accompany with the recognition of a liability, a Standard may require deferment of an expense that may result in recognizing an asset or deferment of an income may create a liability. Standard setters have implemented numerous Standards that deal with the principles of assets and liabilities recognition and measurement.
CODE E108 : Ethical and Legal Issues in Procurements and Contractual Agreements, 07 Aug 2014
To inform participants on the key aspects of the Law and Ethical issues surrounding Procurements and Contractual Agreements
CODE E122 : Ethical and Legal Considerations in Protecting your Company secrets and Customer Databases, 08 Aug 2014
To examine the ethical and legal duties of employees, contractors and external parties in relation to the protection of company secrets and databases
CODE IT008C : Advanced Excel Spreadsheet Skills, 11 Aug 2014
It has been said that the 95/5 rule applies in the Excel spreadsheet world. 95% of the users used only 5% of its power. Most users realized that they could further harness the power of Excel if they could have a better handle of its structure, formulas and functions. This is much complicated by the incomprehensive jargon and procedures. (SDF Approved)
CODE A023 : FRS 107 - Financial Instruments : Disclosures, 11 Aug 2014
Comprehensive review of the major disclosure requirements under FRS 107 including examples from leading companies on best practice disclosures.
Accounting amp; finance managers and controllers often face the challenge of evaluating the financial feasibility of business development proposals. This workshop provides a comprehensive model to evaluate such proposals, weighing the value of business development initiatives against the associated costs including hidden costs and risks.

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