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ISCA Mingles and Breakfast Talk for Members

Come join us for our monthly networking and learning sessions today! read more

Register For ISCA AGM 2013/2014

Lunch at 12.45pm and AGM at 2pm on Sat, 19 April 2014, Marina Mandarin Ballroom read more

Celebrating 50 Years of ISCA

Explore our 50th Anniversary website where we will share our heritage, growth stories and vision for the future read more

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CPE Events

CODE BF043 : Fixed Income Master Class: Pricing-Trading-Hedging-Usage In Financial Crisis Management, 21 Apr 2014
This product deals comprehensively with Global Bond Markets- government and corporate, domestic and Euro, straight and option-embedded. Participants have opportunities to analyze products, pricing, trading and hedging strategies in Fixed Income Markets.
CODE A119 : Economics of the Functional Currency and FRS 21, 21 Apr 2014
This workshop explains the concept of the functional currency and the principles in FRS 21. It considers the determinants of the functional currency with reference to an entity#8217;s economic environment and product and process markets. The workshop also explains the translation objectives and processes in FRS 21.
CODE A016 : Financial Reporting Standards: An Overview, 21 Apr 2014
The objective of this seminar is to discuss all the existing Financial Reporting Standards (FRS).
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 21 Apr 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 XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 22 Apr 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 MP012 : Writing Professionally in Today's Workplace, 23 Apr 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 XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 23 Apr 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 E095 : Accounting Ethics: The 36 Red Flags and Detecting Accounting Gimmicks and Fraud, 23 Apr 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 TAX109E : Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, 23 Apr 2014
Through the course of this workshop, participants will:Understand the objectives of FATCA;Gain an overview of the requirements for compliance;Discover how FATCA fits into the tax transparency initiatives occurring around the globe; andDiscover key FATCA timelines and recent updates.
CODE IT023C : Business Analysis and Planning: Using Excel What-If Analysis, 24 Apr 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.
CODE TAX099 : Advanced Income Tax Workshop – Managing Income Tax Risks and Avoiding Pitfalls and Errors, 24 Apr 2014
In this 2-day workshop, participants have the opportunity to find out some common pitfalls of the Singapore income tax compliance process and discuss the potential tax consequences if error or mistake is made.
CODE BF083 : Implement a Risk Governance & Internal Control Framework Based on the Revised Code of Governance, 24 Apr 2014
To assist participants to develop, or validate, their strategy for implementing a risk governance and internal control framework while complying with the guidelines in the revised Singapore Code of Corporate Governance 2012.
CODE ID012 : ISCA-UOB Quarterly Economic Updates for CFOs, 24 Apr 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 AER : Advanced Excel for Reporting, 25 Apr 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.
CODE BAR : Business Analytics and Reporting (BAR), 25 Apr 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.Special Promotion for January to June 2014 intakes: Maximise your Learning Budget for BAR intakes - enjoy complimentary softskills workshop when you enrol and completenbsp;the BAR programme between 17 January to 26 June 2014!
CODE BFE04 : FRM Module IV: Operational Risk, Risk Management and Investment Management and Current Issues in Financial Markets, 25 Apr 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 TAX096 : Fun with the Fundamentals: A Light-Hearted Look at the DNA of Tax/Transfer Pricing Strategy, 25 Apr 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.
CODE QA019 : ISCA Technical Clinic 4/2014 – Related Parties, 25 Apr 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 TAX063 : Inter-company Loans and Financing – What you need to know, 25 Apr 2014
Programme for accountants/auditors and finance professionals who wish to have a more detailed understanding of inter-company financing and how to overcome these challenges within their organizations.
CODE BF061 : Governance for Charities & IPCs, 28 Apr 2014
To provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge to good Governance practices in Charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs); discuss the use of tools for the effective discharge and maintenance of Governance practices for compliance with the Code of Governance. Practical guidance and case studies will be discussed.
CODE BF020 : Fundamentals of Import / Export Transactions, 28 Apr 2014
This one-day seminar covers the basic requirements in an Import/Export trade transaction. It also provides participants a guide to Import/Export operations, limiting discrepancies.
CODE BF050 : Practical Debt Collection, 28 Apr 2014
To acquire practical collection tips in managing receivables and be better equipped to handle collection work, particularly in difficult situations.
CODE E061 : Accounting Ethics: Understanding & Detecting Creative Accounting Practices, 28 Apr 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 A177E : Consolidation for Asset Managers, 28 Apr 2014
This course aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the accounting standards and the recent #8216;investment entities#8217; exemption to IFRS 10. Our trainers, practicing professionals in the financial service industry, will also share the various fund structures often entered into by funds and the consolidation issues/challenges.
CODE TAX001 : Goods and Services Tax: Operation, Accounting, Administration and Returns, 30 Apr 2014
Maintaining accounting and other related records to ensure compliance with the GST rules and regulations.
CODE E116 : Resolving Ethical Conflicts by Understanding Your Personality & Decision-Making Style through MBTI ®, 30 Apr 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 PAW001 : Practical Audit Workshop – Audit Working Paper 1, 30 Apr 2014
Designed for audit working paper preparers with limited or no practical audit experience, PAW #8211; AWP 1 aims to provide practical guidance in the application of the audit concepts and audit documentation requirements. Using a case study audit of a Singapore incorporated company, the participant will be able to better understand how to apply the relevant audit procedures and the documentation requirement and also be exposed to common audit exceptions. This will enable the primary reviewers, and eventually the Audit Partner responsible; to better understand the audit work performed and address any audit exceptions highlighted by the preparer on a timely basis.
CODE A125 : ED Leases: Proposed Changes to Lessee Accounting, 30 Apr 2014
The objective of this seminar is to facilitate an understanding of the conceptual model of lease accounting for lessees in the revised ED and to illustrate the application of the requirements relating to lessee accounting.
CODE A126 : ED Leases: Proposed Changes to Lessor Accounting, 30 Apr 2014
The objective of this seminar is to facilitate an understanding of the conceptual model of lease accounting for lessors in the revised ED and to illustrate the application of the requirements relating to lessor accounting.
CODE E094 : Ethical Business Conduct: Tell Tale Signs of Companies in Trouble, 30 Apr 2014
This highly interactive seminar 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. This seminar will provide you an overview of the 6 categories of financial gimmicks and the fundamental tricks that companies have used to mislead auditors and investors for decades.
CODE AER : Advanced Excel for Reporting, 02 May 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.
CODE BAR : Business Analytics and Reporting (BAR), 02 May 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.Special Promotion for January to June 2014 intakes: Maximise your Learning Budget for BAR intakes - enjoy complimentary softskills workshop when you enrol and completenbsp;the BAR programme between 17 January to 26 June 2014!
CODE BF042 : Hedge Funds: Strategies, Risks, Benefits & New Regulations, 05 May 2014
What you should know about Hedge Funds? What is a Hedge Fund? Rational for Hedge Funds? Is it possible to make money in all market environments?
CODE BF057 : Financial Tools to Evaluate Project Viability, 05 May 2014
At the end of the programme participants should know the various types of projects and be able to identify the risks associated with them; be able to identify the cash flows of a project and evaluate its financial viability; be able to compare the value of money at different times and appreciate the purpose of doing this.
CODE IR016 : Insolvency Law Fundamentals and Updates, 05 May 2014
To refresh participants on the key areas in insolvency law, especially those with recent developments.
CODE E094 : Ethical Business Conduct: Tell Tale Signs of Companies in Trouble, 05 May 2014
This highly interactive seminar 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. This seminar will provide you an overview of the 6 categories of financial gimmicks and the fundamental tricks that companies have used to mislead auditors and investors for decades.
CODE BF010 : Hedging Corporate Financial Risk with Derivatives: Practical Applications, 06 May 2014
Managing corporate financial risk is an increasingly important aspect of corporate financial management. This seminar provides insights into three difficult aspects of risk management: interest rate risk, commodity price risk and foreign currency exposure.
CODE E096 : Auditors Today - How Much To Check And Who To Check With, 06 May 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 E083 : Ethical Issues for Internal Auditors, 06 May 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 TAX057 : GST: Managing GST Cash Flow through GST Schemes, 06 May 2014
The one-day workshop aims to unveil some confusion that some may have on the GST Schemes. Knowing the schemes would be a good start before making an informed decision and taking advantage of the most appropriate scheme.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 06 May 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 E113 : The Ethical Accountant’s Role in Fraud Prevention, 06 May 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 ID013 : ISCA Seminar-Tapping on Government Support for your Firm’s Training and Capability Development Needs, 06 May 2014
Join us at this upcoming seminar to find out how you can tap on Government support to develop a holistic HR and training support package for your firm to train and develop your employees, and in the process of doing so, improve overall productivity.
CODE A131 : FRS110, FRS111, FRS112 & FRS113: Framework on Consolidated Financial Statements and Fair Value Measurement, 07 May 2014
The seminar provides guidance on the key changes to the framework on preparation of consolidated financial statements that will be effective from year 2014.
CODE LS008 : Drafting and Vetting Commercial Contracts, 08 May 2014
The objective of the seminar is to introduce participants to the importance of drafting and vetting of commercial contracts. It is essential for individuals involved in dealing with contracts to have a basic understanding of contractual terms and issues.
CODE BF041 : Setting up an Enterprise Risk Management Structure: A Practical Approach, 08 May 2014
To provide participants with a practical approach in setting up an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) structure; given that the size of organization varies from one to another, greater emphasis will be to provide relevant case studies and the know-how needed to set up a proper and suitable ERM structure.
CODE MP094E : Buzan Speed Reading, 08 May 2014
The average reading speed of most adults hover at around 200 words per minute. It is estimated by various organisations that the average person today need a reading speed of 400 words per minute to be functionally literate. This one-day course will improve your reading speed by between 2 to 5 times. Be one of them.
CODE TAX102 : Reducing Your Effective Tax Rate Through Tax Incentives Planning and Negotiation instead of the “PIC”, 09 May 2014
Rumour has it that Singapore tax incentives are only applicable to foreign investors and not local companies. Is this true? Is it ever possible for existing companies to apply for tax incentives in Singapore?nbsp; This is why in this half-day workshop participants have the opportunities to gain an insight on the above issues. Participants will also have the opportunity to find out how incentives are negotiated and the practical techniques used by experienced tax practitioners. You would not find any textbooks discussing these techniques.
CODE WD002 : WSQ Apply Basic Negotiation Skills and Techniques, 09 May 2014
At work and home we negotiate lots of things daily and for most of the part we do it well but there are times when we feel we could have done better. This course equips you with the key negotiation skills which can significantly improve both the individual and business performance and ultimately meeting the needs of the participating parties.
CODE BF084E : Putting theory to practice: Workshop on accounting for investments, 09 May 2014
This half-day workshop provides insights and practical tools to increase participants#8217; understanding of these financial instruments and its impact on their financial statements.
CODE TAX098 : TP Live! Practical Transfer Pricing for In-house Finance/Tax Professionals - Module 1 & 2, 10 May 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.nbsp;
CODE TAX098A : TP Live! Practical Transfer Pricing for In-house Finance/Tax Professionals - Module 1, 10 May 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.nbsp;
CODE TAX098B : TP Live! Practical Transfer Pricing for In-house Finance/Tax Professionals - Module 2, 10 May 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.nbsp;
CODE BF088 : Understanding and Using Letters of Credit, 12 May 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 XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 12 May 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 IT026C : Building Advanced Performance Dashboards, 14 May 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 MP029 : Audit Writing Clinic, 14 May 2014
Acquire hands on practice in writing succinct Audit compliance reports and enhance your existing Audit reports for Maximum compliance and readability.
CODE MP034 : Handling Difficult and Demanding Customers Tactfully!, 14 May 2014
Learn the basic elements in business writing and techniques for responding to difficult customers.
CODE BT1405 : ISCA Breakfast Talk: Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing, 14 May 2014
As an accountant in public practice, what does the legislation and regulations governing anti-money laundering and terrorist financing mean to you and to your organisation; and what are the practical aspects in compliance that you should be aware of.
CODE ADT067 : Internal Auditing: Process and Procedures, 14 May 2014
This programme aims to equip participants with the knowledge and an understanding of basic auditing skills. With this programme, new auditors, as well as managers with internal control responsibilities, can learn about the internal audit process and procedures from beginning to end.
CODE IT008C : Advanced Excel Spreadsheet Skills, 15 May 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.
CODE TAX059A : Advanced GST Workshop – Managing GST Risks in Your Business and Avoiding Pitfalls and Errors, 15 May 2014
This advanced workshop is designed for accounting and finance professionals who are responsible for GST compliance. Participants who are working as GST agents would also benefit from this advanced workshop by expanding their GST knowledge to the next level.
CODE BF090E : Workshop on Corporate Treasury, 15 May 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 A905 : Financial Reporting Standards: Annual Update 2014, 15 May 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 E098 : Accounting Ethics in S-Chips: Identifying Weaknesses and Seizing Opportunities, 16 May 2014
This highly interactive workshop program uncovers the issues, identifies the weaknesses and pitfalls, and provides guidance on how to analyse an S-Chip and seize the opportunities when they present.
CODE MP031 : Coaching for Performance Improvement, 19 May 2014
Learn how to improve management skills, handle difficult staff at work and carry out systematic performance management and coaching. Discuss performance strengths, deficiencies and areas to improve with staff and guide subordinates towards improved work performance.
CODE BF062A : Managing Risk in International Treasury Operations, 19 May 2014
Understanding leading practices on governance management and control of financial risk in international treasury operations. Developing risk management tasks required to build sustainable compliance framework to comply with revised code of corporate governance and listing manual.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 19 May 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 MP056 : A Practical Guide to Due Diligence Testing, 20 May 2014
To discuss the purpose of Due Diligence and explain the various due diligence processes, with the use of case studies and examples for illustration.
CODE TAX064 : Transfer Pricing Across the Region: Key Country Updates, 20 May 2014
This training seeks to provide clarity on the recent developments in the transfer pricing arena particularly in Asia. This lecture will concentrate on recent transfer pricing developments in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Vietnam. Based on our interaction with tax authorities as well as taxpayers in these jurisdictions.
CODE ADT083 : Internal Auditing and Internal Controls, 20 May 2014
To provide professionals with knowledge and guidance on identifying, evaluating and strengthening Internal Controls through the effective use of Internal Auditing. This course will also cover effective tools for management buy-in and reporting requirements to those charged with governance and management.
CODE MP076E : Think On Your Feet ® For Finance Professionals, 20 May 2014
#8220;Think On Your Feet for Finance Professionals#8221; is based on a highly interactive program that teaches the art and science of conveying convincing, confident and memorable ideas. It provides recipes for reasoning to dramatically improve oral communication skills, particularly the ability to handle questions, contribute to meetings and prepare tailored talks.
CODE XBRL : BizFinx Filing System, 20 May 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.

ISCA Events

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Members' Events

ISCA Mingles - 16 Apr 2014 - Regional Economic Outlook, the Opportunities & Risks
Join us as Mr Song Seng Wun, Regional Economist, CIMB Research Pte Ltd, discusses whether the economic signposts so far this year are still supportive of the modest economic outlook for Singapore and the region. Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear from Singapore’s prominent veteran economist in South East Asia’s news media! Read more.
ISCA Breakfast Talk – 14 May 2014 - Anti Money Laundering and Anti Terrorist Financing
Singapore’s openness as an international financial centre and transport hub exposes it to inherent cross-border money laundering and terrorist financing risks. As an accountant in public practice, what does the legislation and regulations governing anti-money laundering and terrorist financing mean to you and to your organisation; and what are the practical aspects in compliance that you should be aware of. This 1-hour talk on anti-money laundering and financing of terrorism will be presented jointly by David Turner, Head (Deputy Director) Strategy & External Relations of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and Lana Ng, Associate General Counsel Southeast Asia of Deloitte & Touche LLP... read more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - 11 Jun 2014 - Economic Crimes Discovery through Data Analytics
Economic crimes continue to be a major risk for all organisations and threaten the core value of an organisation by undermining its business processes, eroding the integrity of employees and adversely impacting the company’s reputation. In conjunction with other mitigation programmes, data analytics is increasingly used to discover fraud and suspicious transactions. This session will cover various analytic strategies that organisations apply into their respective fraud mitigation programmes, and will also present a framework that organisations can use to effectively manage and report economic crime risk by integrating data within the company’s overall Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) programmes... read more

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