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ISCA Mingles and Breakfast Talk for Members

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Interviews @ Singapore Accountancy Convention 2014

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CPE Course Calendar

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CPE Events

CODE BM012 : Business Mandarin: Costing and its Application, 29 Nov 2014
This course equips you with the key costing skills and knowledge which can enhance your performance.nbsp; This course aims to recognize cost objects and costs behaviours; learn how to compute the costs for the identified cost objects (including the overheads allocation); determine the more appropriate costing method to be used and how to make use of the cost information and relate to other areas.
CODE TAX098 : TP Live! Practical Transfer Pricing for In-house Finance/Tax Professionals - Module 1 & 2, 29 Nov 2014
This programme comprises Module 1 amp; 2 that can be taken individually or together that explores in an interactive way the organizational and inter-disciplinary issues that the in-house professional encounters in implementing transfer pricing and managing transfer pricing risks in Asia. (Saturday Class)
CODE TAX098A : TP Live! Practical Transfer Pricing for In-house Finance/Tax Professionals - Module 1, 29 Nov 2014
This programme comprises Module 1 amp; 2 that can be taken individually or together that explores in an interactive way the organizational and inter-disciplinary issues that the in-house professional encounters in implementing transfer pricing and managing transfer pricing risks in Asia. (Saturday Class)nbsp;
CODE TAX098B : TP Live! Practical Transfer Pricing for In-house Finance/Tax Professionals - Module 2, 29 Nov 2014
This programme comprises Module 1 amp; 2 that can be taken individually or together that explores in an interactive way the organizational and inter-disciplinary issues that the in-house professional encounters in implementing transfer pricing and managing transfer pricing risks in Asia. (Saturday Class)nbsp;
CODE E103 : Corrupt Practices in Commercial and Public Sectors: How to identify and manage them, 29 Nov 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 BF038 : Swap Master Class: Pricing – Trading – Hedging and Accounting Issues, 01 Dec 2014
Swap transactions which involve exchange of one set of cash flows for another, represent one of the cornerstones of derivatives trading. This is an excellent product for anyone from management, trainee traders, back office support, accountants or corporate treasurers and Financial Controllers seeking to use swaps in asset management.
CODE A048 : FRS 11 : Construction Contracts, 01 Dec 2014
To introduce participants to the practical aspects of FRS 11.
CODE ADT046 : Audit of Long-Term Manufacturing/Construction Contracts (FRS 11), 01 Dec 2014
This course will illustrate the application of FRS 11 and the general principles to guide the auditor in determining the validity of the amount attributed to long term contracts.
CODE E102 : Building an Ethical Internal Audit Function, 01 Dec 2014
This training will facilitate better understanding of the ethical code issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors and the stringent professional standards required to meet the public expectations. This will then lead to the practical steps which should be implemented to establish an ethical internal audit function.
CODE IT031 : Creating Professional PivotTable Driven Reports with Excel 2010, 01 Dec 2014
This 2-days workshop will equip the participants with the essential skills to prepare the raw data for PivotTable, create dynamic Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, layout and format the PivotTable Report, as well as build up an interactive and informative report. The participants will have chance to try out a few case studies based on real-world problems. (SDF Approved)
CODE E118 : Ethical Whistle Blowing: It is my Job to Blow?, 01 Dec 2014
To explore the ethical and legal issues surrounding whistle blowing, including a discussion on #8220;grey situations#8221; to enable participants discern when to whistle blow.
CODE BF058E : Financial Market Simulation – Practical Process Flow Dealing Experience, 01 Dec 2014
This Simulation course will enable participants to have a fairly good practical feel for treasury markets and products after exploring and experiencing for themselves the full practical process flow involved in dealing in the various instruments in the following Financial Markets.
CODE MP096E : Buzan Sharpen your Memory, 02 Dec 2014
Increased awareness of brain dementia has prompted people to discover more about their brain and how to strengthen the power to recall. Use it before you lose it! This workshop brings you the latest research from Tony Buzan, author of quot;Age-proofing the brainquot; and inventor of Mind Map#174;, on how to build and enhance your recall power.
CODE TAX084 : Recent Amendments in Income Tax (An Overview), 02 Dec 2014
The purpose of this programme is to familiarise participants with the objectives of recent amendments in Income Tax.
CODE E117 : Workplace Ethics: Understanding Employees' Professional Obligations & Mitigating Office Politics, 02 Dec 2014
To explore ethical issues pertaining to Employees#8217; professional obligations at the workplace where the dynamics between both the #8220;Employee-to-Employer#8221; and #8220;Employee-to-Employee#8221; will be examined. The potential legal breaches as well as the potential commercial impact of unethical behaviours will also be discussed.
CODE ADT014 : Audit of Charities, 02 Dec 2014
To provide a better understanding of the key audit risk areas of Charitable organizations and to discuss the audit approach and critical issues involved in such audits.
CODE E068 : The Ethics Challenge: Ways to manage and What to watch out for, 02 Dec 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 CS013ET : SID-ISCA Director Financial Reporting Essentials, 02 Dec 2014
This CPE Seminar is conducted in association with Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) The Director Financial Reporting Essential course is part of ACRA#8217;s strategic plans to work with industry and key stakeholders to ensure that the market remains confident in the level of transparency, integrity and quality of financial reporting.nbsp; Directors are strongly encouraged to attend the Director Financial Reporting Essentials course to better respond to their responsibilities in relation to financial reporting.
CODE IT027C : Interactive Dashboard: Designing Visually Appealing Reports, 03 Dec 2014
A picture speaks a thousand words. Dashboards are data synthesized into meaningful visualizations, appealing to the end users. Dashboard containing reports with summarised information rather than raw data with numbers in neat formatting, totals and sub-totals.
CODE MP043 : Coaching and Mentoring Skills for Managers, 03 Dec 2014
Learn professional coaching and mentoring strategies and techniques to make you a more effective manager and leader to your people
CODE BF091 : Understanding Business Planning & Budgeting, 03 Dec 2014
The role of accounting amp; finance is fast expanding into one of business partnership with other departments in an organisation. This workshop provides both insight into the business planning process (which is necessary for effective financial planning and budgeting) and key pointers in the budgeting process itself.
CODE E072 : Framework for resolving Ethical Issues and Conflicts, 03 Dec 2014
This course is aimed at creating a basic framework for accountants and auditors to resolve potential and actual ethical conflicts in work.
CODE BF080 : Financial Analysis and Budgeting for Non-Finance Executives/Managers, 03 Dec 2014
This is a fun and engaging program that teaches the basics of accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, investment decision making, cash management and planning for value growth.
CODE A083 : Preparation of Financial Statements: Essential FRSs, 03 Dec 2014
The workshop provides guidance to help participants prepare financial statements using key Financial Reporting Standards (FRS).
CODE IR013 : Investigations for Insolvency & Liquidation Cases, 03 Dec 2014
This seminar focuses on the need for; and aspects of conducting investigations in liquidation cases and areas to look out for by a liquidator.
CODE BF069B : The Finance Professional's Guide To Market Price Risk Management (Part Two), 04 Dec 2014
Managing Market Price Risk (which includes addressing interest rate, currency, equity and commodity price exposure) has probably received the most in-depth treatment far aheadnbsp; of other risks.nbsp;Expanding from the curriculum covered in Part One of the same course title, this one-day orientation workshop provides deeper insights into the derivation of market products from plain bond, equity, commodity and foreign exchange transactions and looks to seemingly complex structured transactions.
CODE ADT063 : Audit of Opening Balances for Initial Audit Engagements, 04 Dec 2014
To provide audit professionals with guidance on the audit of opening balances for initial audit engagements. This course will also touch on additional audit planning requirements for initial audit engagements.
CODE E096 : Auditors Today - How Much To Check And Who To Check With, 04 Dec 2014
This programme will highlight the problems of the present system of checks as well as explore the possible changes we need to make to meet the challenges of the future. It will also highlight how sometimes it is not the system that is at fault but more the culture we have grown up with.
CODE TAX010 : What you should know about Tax Evasion and Tax Investigation, 04 Dec 2014
To inform participants on the common issues related to Tax Evasion and Tax Investigation.
CODE IT023C : Business Analysis and Planning: Using Excel What-If Analysis, 05 Dec 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 MP012 : Writing Professionally in Today's Workplace, 05 Dec 2014
In today#8217;s dynamic business climates, working professionals are expected to shoulder more responsibilities, and this includes composing business documents. Business writing poses many challenges #8211; from ensuring clarity and relevance to building and maintaining relationships.
CODE TAX096 : Fun with the Fundamentals: A Light-Hearted Look at the DNA of Tax/Transfer Pricing Strategy, 05 Dec 2014
This course is an entree to the fundamental principles of TP planning, where the risks arise and touches on the brave new world after BEPS for the non-tax finance professionals. (Evening class)
CODE TAX011 : Managing Transfer Pricing in Asia, 05 Dec 2014
The objective of this seminar is to discuss recent developments in transfer pricing in Asia and to discuss, through case studies, practical ways to manage transfer pricing exposures in Asia.
CODE E060 : Ethics & Skepticism of Investment Schemes and Consumer Frauds, 05 Dec 2014
This highly interactive seminar provides Insights to Investment Schemes, Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Activities, Investment Scams, Ponzi Schemes, Bogus Mystery Shopping Scams, Telemarketing Frauds, Identity Thefts and Consumer Frauds. This program provides you the State-of-the-Art weapons you need to be able to identify warning signs before the damage is irreversible.
CODE E113 : The Ethical Accountant’s Role in Fraud Prevention, 06 Dec 2014
To protect your organisation from fraud, you need to have an eye for the risks you face. This seminar will address 16 of the most commonly found externally driven frauds against businesses as well as the four internal frauds that hit efficiency and, if unnoticed, will bring down the company. This seminar will also report on the latest techniques as prevention measures and to protect against further recurrence, as well as the role of the Ethical accountant.
CODE E073 : The Ethics challenge: Prospects and Proposals for promoting professional integrity, 06 Dec 2014
This course is aimed at steps firms can take to prepare against ethical conflicts at work, arising either from the firm#8217;s policy or employee#8217;s actions.
CODE E123 : Top 18 Lessons We Learn – Professional Conduct and Ethics in Preparing Financial Statements, 06 Dec 2014
This truly unique seminar is specially conceptualised and designed to provide you the top 18 lessons we learnt from the financial scandals that have rocked the world and the relevance of ethics, personal and professional skills that are expected in preparing financial statements.
CODE IT025C : PowerPoint: Enhancing your Presentation Design, 08 Dec 2014
Do you spend majority of your time preparing PowerPoint slides? Through this one day power point course the participants will learn the techniques to create structured and visually appealing slides to hold the attention of the audiences. The pointers will help you to develop an effective presentation using the great visual tools to engage your audiences, leading to a lasting impact.
CODE BF009 : Controlling Costs – Your Number One Priority, 08 Dec 2014
This seminar helps you to identify areas where costs can be reduced, efficiencies increased, opportunities grasped on a sustainable level. You will discover how to identify different cost types and determine which can be controlled over different time frames, e.g., cuts that can be made without damaging the business core.
CODE BF025 : Credit Risk Management, 08 Dec 2014
Credit has been a great marketing tool and has contributed to higher sales and surging profits in recent years. Unfortunately credit is not necessarily good and doesn#8217;t guarantee that all is well. Credit raises default and liquidity risks. 90% of business cash flow arises from credit management
CODE E082 : Ethical Issues in Risk Management and Internal Controls, 08 Dec 2014
To provide professionals with guidance and practical know-how to comply with the several codes of ethics in the discharge of duties relating to risk management and internal controls; enabling them to meet a critical but oft-neglected part of their professional requirements.
CODE A179 : A Guide to Essential FRSs, 08 Dec 2014
This seminar will provide you a practical overview of the essential FRSs that each and every accountant should be aware of.
CODE TAX124ET : Tax Accounting and Risk Management Workshop, 08 Dec 2014
To provide an overview of key concepts and real life experiences in dealing with tax accounting and tax risk management matters, and also practical approaches to applying them to real life cases.
CODE TAX125ET : Tax Accounting & Deferred Taxes – The Basic That You Need To Know, 08 Dec 2014
This half-day workshopnbsp;aims to provide an overview of key concepts and real life experiences in dealing with tax accounting matters, and also practical approaches to applying them to real life cases.
CODE TAX126ET : Effective Tax Risk Management in Your Organisation, 08 Dec 2014
This half-day workshop aims to provide an overview of key concepts and real life experiences in dealing with tax risk management matters, and also practical approaches to applying them to real life cases.
CODE AER : Advanced Excel for Reporting, 09 Dec 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 BAR : Business Analytics and Reporting (BAR), 09 Dec 2014
This unique programme shows you how to combine the various advanced tools and features of Microsoft Excel to automate and solve your monthly financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and investment appraisal tasks.2015 Promotion!Maximise your Learning Budget for BAR intakes - enjoy complimentary softskills workshop when you enrol and complete the BAR programme between 9 Jan 2015 to 19 Jun 2015!
CODE BF033 : Variances as Drivers for Organizational Efficiency, 09 Dec 2014
This seminar will expose some of the myths about variances create measures of meaningful data and reporting information vital to decision making. Not all variances are helpful drivers to organizational efficiency; delegates will learn how to choose the ones that matter for their business during this workshop.
CODE TAX051 : GST: Are You Ready to sign-off?, 09 Dec 2014
With effect from 1 January 2013, for the purpose of applying for GST schemes where the Assisted Self-help Kit (ASK) is specified as a pre-requisite, it must be reviewed by Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST) [ATP (GST)] or Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) [ATA (GST)] of Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP).This practical workshop aims to share with you some insights of such reviews, enhance your capabilities in performing the respective roles in the areas of technical applications as well as compliance review.
CODE IR015 : Early Warning Signs of Companies Going Insolvent, 09 Dec 2014
An Eye Opening and Engaging Program to help you Identify the Early Warning Signs of a Company Going Insolvent!
CODE A033 : FRS 12 Income Taxes, 09 Dec 2014
This programme provides an overview of FRS 12 Income Taxes with several illustrative examples to explain the application of the requirements of FRS 12. To anchor an understanding of the application of the standard, the programme explains the rationale for the tax base approach and complex requirements in the standard.
CODE BT1412 : ISCA Breakfast Talk: Financial Reporting Standards Updates - Overview of Standards impacting 2014 and 2015, 09 Dec 2014
Join us in appreciating the new concepts about the elements of #8216;Control#8217;, and principles surrounding accounting for joint arrangements, and other key standards that may impact you in 2014 and 2015.
CODE E126 : Ethics & Professionalism: Case Studies For Accountants & Auditors, 09 Dec 2014
This course will facilitate our thought process in the performance of our professional responsibilities, be it risk management, financial management, internal or external audits.
CODE IT021C : Financial Data Management with Pivot Tables, 10 Dec 2014
Participants in this course would have already been using or have used Pivot Tables in their organization and wish to go beyond the basics of Pivot Tables for analysis and reporting. 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.nbsp;(SDF Approved)
CODE BF027A : Creating & Managing Budgets, 10 Dec 2014
To discuss the tools and techniques necessary to drive business forward in achieving strategic objectives
CODE A123 : Financial Statements: Presentation and Disclosures, 10 Dec 2014
To enable participants to Effectively prepare Financial Statements using the Presentation and Disclosure requirements under selected sections of FRSs under FRS 1, FRS 8, FRS 107, FRS 7, FRS 36, FRS 40, FRS 108 and FRS 11.
CODE E095 : Accounting Ethics: The 36 Red Flags and Detecting Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud, 10 Dec 2014
This highly interactive workshop gives you the State-of-the-Art weapons you need to identify warnings of a company’s problems before earnings come out and the damage is irreversible. You will learn the 6 categories of financial gimmicks and the 7 fundamental tricks that companies have used to mislead auditors and investors for decades.
CODE IT008C : Advanced Excel Spreadsheet Skills, 11 Dec 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 BF068A : Effective Liquidity Management for the Financial Professional, 11 Dec 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 A147 : Deferred Tax Accounting Masterclass, 11 Dec 2014
Participants will learn the underlying principles of deferred tax and applying their understanding of the principles to account for deferred tax in the financial statements.
CODE TAX106 : Tax Risk Management - How to Identify Risk Areas & Mitigate Tax Exposure in Business Restructuring, 11 Dec 2014
In this 1-day workshop, participants have the opportunity to explore these nature and extent of the potential tax risks and re-think how they can take their learning to improve their companies#8217; existing TRM approaches. The use of practical case studies and interactive discussions between the workshop facilitator and the participants would form a major component in this workshop to ensure that the discussion and key learning points remain practical and relevant.
CODE A905 : Financial Reporting Standards: Annual Update 2014, 11 Dec 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 TAX051 : GST: Are You Ready to sign-off?, 11 Dec 2014
With effect from 1 January 2013, for the purpose of applying for GST schemes where the Assisted Self-help Kit (ASK) is specified as a pre-requisite, it must be reviewed by Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST) [ATP (GST)] or Accredited Tax Advisor (GST) [ATA (GST)] of Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP).This practical workshop aims to share with you some insights of such reviews, enhance your capabilities in performing the respective roles in the areas of technical applications as well as compliance review.
CODE QA031 : ISCA Technical Clinic 16/2014 – Group Audits, 11 Dec 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 group discussion setting facilitated by an experienced facilitator, with the aim of improving the quality of audit.
CODE BF071A : An Integrated and Enterprise Wide Approach to Risk Management, 12 Dec 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 of an integrated and enterprise-wide risk management (ERM) approach drawing guidance from regulatory and industry calls including COSO, Basel and MAS.
CODE ADT121 : PMP: Salient Guidance on Recommended Practices and Essential Documentation for Public Accountants, 12 Dec 2014
The objective of this workshop is to assist public accountants and auditors refresh on essential audit procedures and documentation to improve audit quality, and to provide salient guidance to assist practitioners in terms of expectations on best practices and essential documentation.
CODE TAX083 : Transfer Pricing Live! An Easy Introduction to the Logic and Practice of Transfer Pricing, 12 Dec 2014
This program is designed to cut through the jargon and theory to introduce the concepts, logic and issues in transfer pricing in a simple and easy to understand manner for a practical appreciation of the subject.
CODE E112 : Ethical Issues in Cross-border Tax and International Transfer Pricing, 12 Dec 2014
This course traces the latest developments of ethical issues in cross-border tax and international transfer pricing. It is meant to complement the ISCA Code of Conduct and Ethics by looking at ethical issues beyond the shores of Singapore and help professionals think about ethical decisions/choices as they plan and manage their companies#8217; or client#8217;s cross-border tax and transfer pricing affairs.
CODE A159 : Accounting for Biological Assets, 12 Dec 2014
This workshop seeks to answer the frequently asked questions by analysts and market participants, and clarify the pertinent issues surrounding the accounting for biological assets.
CODE A082 : Corporate Accounting Reports: Disclosures, 13 Dec 2014
To discuss the latest disclosure requirements relating to the preparation of Corporate Financial Reports for non-listed companies, excluding matters specifically relating to companies in the financial sectors.
CODE E123 : Top 18 Lessons We Learn – Professional Conduct and Ethics in Preparing Financial Statements, 13 Dec 2014
This truly unique seminar is specially conceptualised and designed to provide you the top 18 lessons we learnt from the financial scandals that have rocked the world and the relevance of ethics, personal and professional skills that are expected in preparing financial statements.
CODE E112 : Ethical Issues in Cross-border Tax and International Transfer Pricing, 13 Dec 2014
This course traces the latest developments of ethical issues in cross-border tax and international transfer pricing. It is meant to complement the ISCA Code of Conduct and Ethics by looking at ethical issues beyond the shores of Singapore and help professionals think about ethical decisions/choices as they plan and manage their companies#8217; or client#8217;s cross-border tax and transfer pricing affairs.
CODE BF016 : Derivative Products: Hedging, Speculation - Transaction Recording- Accounting Issues and Disclosure, 15 Dec 2014
This one-day seminar focuses on the processing of transactions emanating from the fast growing derivative market. Among the products discussed are: Options, Futures, Currency Forwards, Interest Rate Swaps, Swaptions and Credit Default Swaps. The programme takes the participant from the time the trade is made until it is settled.
CODE MP082 : Maximize Interpersonal Communication for Increased Work Productivity, 15 Dec 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 BF078 : Financial Mathematics & Applied Economics for Financial Reporting, 15 Dec 2014
Information contained in financial statements is generally determined based on established economic theories. These theories underpinned the mathematics used to measurement financial value of elements of financial statements. A sound understanding of practical economic theories and mathematical models used in measuring assets and liabilities are essential to practicing accountants.
CODE ADT084 : Internal Auditing and Its Relevance to Today’s Environment, 15 Dec 2014
This course is to provide participants with an in-depth analysis of the current environment, be it business or otherwise, and critique how internal auditing may chart its future path in helping organizations to comply with requirements and achieve their goals.
CODE E079 : Business Ethics: Understanding and Mitigating Money Laundering Practices through Case Studies, 15 Dec 2014
To apply Anti-Money Laundering (AML) at work in a more effective way via case studies of the most current and common ways of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. To catch a thief, we must think like one and learn how one would execute their tricks without being caught.
CODE A183ET : IFRS 9 – Financial instruments: How are you being affected?, 15 Dec 2014
Gain an understanding of the new IFRS 9 requirements and the potential impacts to your financial statements.
CODE BAR-3D : Business Analytics and Reporting (BAR-3Days), 15 Dec 2014
This unique programme shows you how to improve your productivity in reporting amp; analytical work by combining the various advanced tools and features of Microsoft Excel to fulfill your monthly financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and investment appraisal tasks in an automated fashion.
CODE BF013 : Business Valuation & Analysis: Corporate Restructuring & Funding – Practical Applications for Decision Makers, 16 Dec 2014
This 2 day Master class covers all the four key components of effective and comprehensive business valuation: strategy, accounting, financial and prospective analysis. The valuation techniques that will be examined and applied include traditional discounted cash flow and multiple analysis as well as newly developed techniques that outperform traditional valuation techniques.
CODE A173 : FRS Master Class 2014: A Technical Walkthrough and Update of IFRS and Singapore FRS, 16 Dec 2014
The seminar gives a comprehensive review of IFRS and Singapore FRS. It is designed for busy professionals that need a refresher course on the principles of IFRS/FRS as well as an update on current development.
CODE 5DayPAC : 5-Day Pre-Admission Course, 16 Dec 2014
Under the rules of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountantsnbsp;(ISCA), all applicants for membership must complete module on professional ethics and other core modules as may be determined by the Council periodically.
CODE E119 : The 7 Deadly Sins in Accounting Ethics, 16 Dec 2014
This programme assesses and re-examines your professional judgment and ethics in accounting practices, ranging from accounting treatment to accounting disclosures.nbsp; All participants will role-play in various case studies cum simulations, finding the best way to handle critical situations with integrity.
CODE A184ET : IFRS 15 – Revenue from contracts with customers, 16 Dec 2014
Gain an understanding of the new revenue recognition requirements and the potential impacts to your financial statements.
CODE E110 : Ethical and Legal Considerations in Tax Avoidance, Evasion and Fraud, 17 Dec 2014
To examine the legal and ethical issues involved in cases of honest and dishonest tax reduction methods including aspects of the criminal law.
CODE BTM1412 : ISCA Mingles: A very special gastronomic journey, 17 Dec 2014
Ever closed your eyes and imagine of having a delectable dinner with the most breath-taking scene on your dream vacation?Join us for an extraordinary gastronomic journey in December... where the aroma, flavours and textures of a scrumptious dinner will heighten to your wildest imagination...
CODE E106 : Business Ethics: Understanding and Mitigating Terrorism Financing Practices through Case Studies, 17 Dec 2014
To apply anti-Terrorist Financing at work in a more effective way via case studies of the most current and common terrorist financing methodology.nbsp; To catch a terrorist, we must think like one and learn how one would transfer and consolidate his/her monies without being caught.
CODE BF066 : Mergers and Acquisitions – Master Class, 18 Dec 2014
Taught by internationally renowned expert Professor Malick Sy who will map out a step-by-step guide to the merger and acquisition process, from identifying bona fide prospects, to structuring the best deal, to determining the financing currency for the Mamp;A deal
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 18 Dec 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 E083 : Ethical Issues for Internal Auditors, 18 Dec 2014
To provide Internal Auditing professionals with guidance and practical know-how to comply with the relevant standards’ professional ethics in the discharge of their duties as Internal Auditors; enabling them to meet a critical but oft-neglected part of their professional requirements.
CODE IR017 : Judicial Management: An Introductory Overview of the Law and Practical Issues, 18 Dec 2014
To provide a short introduction to the law of judicial management as a major corporate rescue regime, discuss practical issues and conclude with a case study.
CODE A089 : Consolidated Financial Statements: Preparation and Presentation in the Singapore Context, 18 Dec 2014
After this two-day course, participants should be able to prepare the consolidated financial statements in compliance with the new Singapore legal and accounting requirements effective in 2012-2013.
CODE ADT014 : Audit of Charities, 18 Dec 2014
To provide a better understanding of the key audit risk areas of Charitable organizations and to discuss the audit approach and critical issues involved in such audits.
CODE A178 : Application Issues of Selected Complex FRSs (FRS21, FRS39, FRS103 & FRS110): What to Watch Out For, 18 Dec 2014
Accountants and auditors are faced with increasing challenges to deal with complexities posed by accounting standards. Besides interpretation issues, practitioners also have to deal with challenges in implementing the requirements of the standards. This workshop focuses on some of the more challenging requirements of selected accounting standards and explains the principles, requirements and the application and implementation considerations that practitioners should look out for.
CODE WD005 : WSQ Lead Workplace Communication and Engagement, 18 Dec 2014
Communication is an important skill when one interacts with others in the course of their work. Anyone in a position to lead would require the skills to communicate and engage their staff.nbsp; In this unit, learners will be able to lead workplace communication by evaluating and identifying gaps and barriers in workplace communication, developing and communicating plans to implement communication strategies and mechanisms. (Funded Program)
CODE IT026C : Building Advanced Performance Dashboards, 19 Dec 2014
The course will incorporate the building of data lists from the financial and operational systems, and the building of spreadsheet reports and dashboards with PivotTables and PivotCharts. It also addresses advanced tools and techniques for financial reporting such as using data queries to import and link to data, using XML and the XBRL schema to automate and enhance reporting, using advanced Excel functions and charting techniques, and reviewing security issues associated with creating and communicating Excel financial reports.
CODE TAX110 : Capital Allowances and Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) Scheme, 19 Dec 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, 19 Dec 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 TAX097 : The Cutting Edge: Latest Developments in Transfer Pricing and What BEPS Means to You, 19 Dec 2014
This course aims to provide an easy to understand overview of the BEPs initiative for non-tax finance professionals and explores certain practical implications for managing your cross border tax and transfer pricing risks.
CODE E108 : Ethical and Legal Issues in Procurements and Contractual Agreements, 19 Dec 2014
To inform participants on the key aspects of the Law and Ethical issues surrounding Procurements and Contractual Agreements
CODE A080 : Hedge Accounting: A Practical Approach, 22 Dec 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 LS007 : Fundamentals of Shari’ah (Islamic) Law for business, 22 Dec 2014
The objective of this programme is to promote the understanding of Shari#8217;ah law, with emphasis on the commercial concepts; to introduce the historical and contemporary sources of Islamic law.
CODE LS006A : Limited Liability Company or Limited Liability Partnership: Which is a better option for Business & Accounting Firms?, 22 Dec 2014
To promote the understanding of the different business forms in Singapore and to understand the similarities and differences in their use.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 22 Dec 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 E061 : Accounting Ethics: Understanding & Detecting Creative Accounting Practices, 22 Dec 2014
This course will discuss the environmental factors, situations and motivations behind Creative Accounting to help you gauge the believability and reliability of financial reports.
CODE E122 : Ethical and Legal Considerations in Protecting your Company secrets and Customer Databases, 22 Dec 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 BF088 : Understanding and Using Letters of Credit, 23 Dec 2014
To provide detailed working knowledge on Letters of Credit, understand the problems and issues of L/C operations, and to instill confidence in handling L/C operations.
CODE A074 : Accounting for Charities under the new Charities Accounting Standard (CAS), 23 Dec 2014
To provide accounting professionals with guidance on the accounting for charities under the new Charities Accounting Standard (CAS) which was issued by the Singapore Accounting Standards Council (ASC).
CODE MP057 : Becoming a Creative Accountant: Analytical and Creative Problem Solving, 26 Dec 2014
This short workshop shows participants how to use creativity to generate ideas and solutions and how such thinking may be fostered and developed in themselves and their staff.
CODE ADT090 : Understanding the Modern Chief Internal Auditor's Challenges, Influences and Assurances, 26 Dec 2014
The seminar will look at the current corporate governance requirements especially in the context of Singapore, the professional standards stipulated by the Institute of Internal Auditors.
CODE E114 : Ethical Dilemmas in Business and Finance, 26 Dec 2014
To explore issues related to ethical dilemmas in the fields of business and finance.
CODE E116 : Resolving Ethical Conflicts by Understanding Your Personality & Decision-Making Style through MBTI ®, 26 Dec 2014
Participants will first have the opportunity to #8220;get to know themselves better#8221; through the use of one of the most popular personality profiling tools - the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator#174; (#8220;MBTI #174;#8221;) Instrument.nbsp; The MBTI instrument based on the work developed by Carl Jung (a Swiss psychiatrist) helps to explain how one gathers information from the outer world and how one makes decision on the basis of the information gathered.
CODE E120 : Professional Conduct & Ethics for Insolvency Practitioners, 26 Dec 2014
This seminar provides an overview of the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Insolvency Practitioners by the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore (the #8220;IPAS Code#8221;), including a discussion related to the conduct of Insolvency Practitioners as reported in media sources/government gazette in relation to integrity, objectivity and due care. Three case authorities before the Singapore court of appeal on independence and transparency will also be highlighted.
CODE E104 : Auditing Ethics: Examining Clues, Solving Cases and Creating Action -- the Sherlock Holmes Way!, 27 Dec 2014
This half-day training will create an inquisitive state of mind in both Internal and External Auditors, encouraging in-depth analysis of control issues, deficiencies and going beyond symptoms to find causes, solving problems and writing to initiate action and to rectify them. Ethical issues will be discussed.
CODE E112 : Ethical Issues in Cross-border Tax and International Transfer Pricing, 27 Dec 2014
This course traces the latest developments of ethical issues in cross-border tax and international transfer pricing. It is meant to complement the ISCA Code of Conduct and Ethics by looking at ethical issues beyond the shores of Singapore and help professionals think about ethical decisions/choices as they plan and manage their companies#8217; or client#8217;s cross-border tax and transfer pricing affairs.
CODE BF077 : Trade Finance Master Class: Letters of Credit & Related Issues, 29 Dec 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 A175 : Accounting for Core Assets Under FRS2, FRS16, FRS36, FRS38 and FRS40, 29 Dec 2014
The objectives of this seminar are to provide technical clarification of relevant accounting Standards and to examine the generally accepted accounting practice in the accounting for core assets. It uses practical case study to enhance the understanding of the technical and practical aspects of the relevant Standards.
CODE IT032 : Exploring Microsoft Excel 2013 New Features, 29 Dec 2014
The course will focus on new features such as Power View, Flash Fill, Quick Analysis tools, Timelines Filter and so on. Power View provides users with an easy-to-use reporting tool to create interactive visual reports, whereas Timelines provides an easy way to filter Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts graphically by date or time-oriented options. Quick Analysis tools and Flash Fill provide a quick way to analyze data and to separate text from a column. (SDF Approved)
CODE A016 : Financial Reporting Standards: An Overview, 29 Dec 2014
The objective of this seminar is to discuss all the existing Financial Reporting Standards (FRS).
CODE A142 : Financial Reporting & Analysis, 29 Dec 2014
This workshop will give you an immediate, working knowledge of the three primary financial statements #8211; the Balance Sheet, the Income Statement and the Statement of Cash Flows. It will help you master the tools of finance where they can be useful to you, without wasting time explaining the deep details that will likely never benefit you.

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