|12 April 2017||
ISCA Breakfast Talk: Transformation to the Cloud - A Risk-Driven Approach
Enterprises are increasingly adopting the cloud to modernize their current IT asset base and to prepare for future needs. Some are taking the plunge by picking up mission-critical applications to move to the cloud for maximum impact, while others are picking less critical applications as a proof-of-concept to their line of business for providing them savings in capital expenses while retaining performance, security, reliability that business demands. Join us to understand why it is crucial to embrace such new technologies and how you can take a risk-driven approach in your journey to the cloud.
|17 May 2017||
ISCA Breakfast Talk: Next Generation Finance - Integrated Business Planning
Leading companies around the world are moving from rigid, annual budgeting cycles to flexible Integrated Business Planning and forecasting. Is IBP finally becoming a reality?Find out more
Past Breakfast Talks
ISCA Breakfast Talk – Introduction to New Leases Standard
On 30 June 2016, ASC issued FRS 116 Leases, effective on annual period beginning on or after 1 January 2019. This new leasing standard introduced a new model for lease accounting by lessees which will impact the balance sheet, income statement and cash flows of all Singapore companies with lease agreements as a lessee.
ISCA Breakfast Talk – Finance 2020: Transforming Finance for the Digital Economy
Business is changing. The world is changing. The digital economy is putting immense pressure on Finance. Finance processes and technology platforms of the last decades are wrong for the digital economy...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk: How confident are you in managing your income tax and GST compliance and tax controversy?
As business complexity increases so too does the burden of managing income tax and GST compliance and tax controversy...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - The impact of Internet of Things on Finance as a Function
Anyone reading the news recently would have come across the words IoT (or Internet of Things). In Singapore, IoT is part of the Smart Nation Programme spearheaded by the Prime Minister’s Office...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Decision Making in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
What does a truly data-driven business look like as a new age of artificial intelligence dawns – and how do organizations find the right balance among all the moving parts behind big decisions?...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Fintech Opportunities for Public Accountants and Accounting Professionals
The role of public accountants or accounting professionals has started to evolve as fintech becomes an increasingly dedicated practice that is gaining importance across several industries and functions...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Finance Transformation: Rethinking the FP&A Operating Model
The world is changing at an unprecedented rate and finance professionals are evolving in order to tackle new challenges and capitalize on new opportunities emerging from this time of flux.Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - An Introduction to Robotics Process Automation – and how it affects the accounting and finance functions
Robotic process automation (RPA) is the application of technology that replicates the actions of a human being interacting with the user interface of a computer system.Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Leadership Matters - Advancing Toward True North As Stakeholders Expect More
In the 2015 study, we focused on four key attributes of leading Internal Audit functions. In this year’s study, we examine trends in internal auditing and take a deeper look at what qualities and capabilities are consistently found in highly effective Internal Audit leaders.Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Detecting Fraud with Data Analytics
More organizations are beginning to deploy data analytics in their operations but few are deriving benefits from it. KPMG Forensic will share their observations gleaned over the last decade on the use of data analytics in Singapore...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Enhanced Auditor Reporting: What It Means to the Preparers of Financial Statements
With the issuance of the new and revised auditor reporting standards in Singapore, auditor’s reports of financial statements with periods ending on or after 15 December 2016 will be more transparent and contain much more information than the current auditor’s reports. This major development will significantly improve auditor communication and impact all stakeholders, not just the auditors...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - The future of risk management: How EY’s 2015 GRC survey can help you to transform your current risk management function
Operating a business requires taking risks. Organizations that identify and manage these risks well are positioned to grow and remain successful. Organizations today are challenged with managing a rapidly changing risk landscape, but it also presents an opportunity to take advantage of the upside potential of risk...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk – BEPS is Broader than Tax - Impact on Operating Models and Business Functions
The final reports on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan have been released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). These reports on the 15 BEPS focus areas reflect recommendations for significant changes in international tax laws and treaties..Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk – Digital Currency: from Disruptor to Business Game Changer?
Digital currencies are a disruptive innovation that is evolving rapidly. This is accelerated with the new applications of cryptography within and beyond currencies, coupled with algorithms which are increasingly apt to incorporate automatic mechanisms of transactions...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Operational Risk - Redefined with Big Data
Armed with financial and operational data that can inform decisions, CFOs are in a unique position today to help their organizations avert roadblocks and wrong turns, as well as guide the business down new paths of profitability...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Financial Reporting Standards Updates - Overview of Standards Impacting 2015 and 2016
As we are now stepping into the last quarter of 2015, it is time to take stock of the financial reporting changes to-date and remind ourselves of the important areas to be considered for this coming financial closing season and the near future...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Invoice Fraud - Explanation, Detection, Prevention and Audit Trail
Invoicing Fraud is reported to be on the rise. Fraudsters typically identify the key people in the organization that are involved in the online fund transfer process and align techniques with the internal controls to increase the chance of money being transferred...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Enhanced Auditor Reporting: An Introduction for Preparers of Financial Statements
With the recent issuance of the new and revised auditor reporting standards in Singapore on 30 July 2015, auditor’s reports of financial statements with periods ending on or after 15 December 2016 will be more transparent and contain much more information than the current auditor’s reports...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Stolen Money, Pretty Lies
In today’s corporate world, you are required to have in place measures which will reduce the incidence of criminal behavior. Since news of financial misreporting and outright criminal behaviour, the pressure on corporations for more transparency in the management of their fraud exposures is mounting...Find out more
Procurement Fraud – Are You Ready?
Are you ready to manage procurement fraud in your organisation? According to The PwC Global Economic Crime Survey 2014, 29% of organisations had experienced procurement fraud...Find out more
Cybersecurity Transformation - A New Approach
With cybersecurity recognised as one of the top 5 business risk in 2015 according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), this talk will focus on understanding common cybersecurity risks, examine the impact of some recent cyber attacks on industry, and explore strategies to make your organisation “cyber resilient”...Find out more
ISCA Breakfast Talk - Creating a Good PDPA Compliance Framework to Protect Your Company
The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) came into effect in Singapore on 2 July 2014. Violations of PDPA can result in severe punishment, however, many companies and executives may not know the steps required to ensure compliance. ISCA members joined Mr Sia Nam Chie, Governor of The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore, where he shared eight tips on creating a good compliance framework.Find out more
Enhance Your Business Decision Making with Global Management Accounting Principles
47% of Asia’s CFOs say decision-making is hindered by information overload and 91% of senior executives around the world want a better way to pull insight from financial and non-financial data.
Extracting value from information is a key source of advantage. However, the volume and velocity of unstructured information is increasing every day and impulse is taking over insight as organisations struggle to keep pace.Find out more
Managing Foreign Exchange Risk in Current Volatile Market, Best Practice
In the current world economy turbulence, one of the biggest challenges faced by finance, investment and accounting professionals is managing foreign exchange (FX) volatility. Understanding how the business is affected by currency fluctuations is important before deciding how best to reduce exposure to currency risks. Inappropriate strategies and techniques may result in significant financial damage such as the recent case of a former group finance director who was imprisoned for falsifying accounts to hide $300 million FX trading losses.Find out more
Cyber security landscape in Singapore and Southeast Asia
Cyber attacks have increased dramatically over the last decade and it is a major cause of concern for many organisations globally. Today, organisations must have comprehensive security strategies ready to counter the threats that are coming in all directions.
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Financial Reporting Standards Updates - Overview of Standards impacting 2014 and 2015
“Ever had challenges identifying subsidiaries for consolidation within your group of companies? Always been applying proportionate consolidation for the interests in joint ventures your corporation holds? Thinking of how to account for that interest in joint arrangement you entered into with your joint venture?
Business Valuation - Now & Forever!
Business valuation is a key component of investor and corporate activities in the financial markets. In many instances, it is carried out for purposes relating to transactional matters such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, transfer of shares among shareholders, compliance with tax regulations and stock exchange listing rules.Find out more
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More than 80 members attended the monthly ISCA Breakfast Talk on September 10, where they sought a deeper understanding of sustainability reporting from EY Partner K. Sadashiv.
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Dialogue on Strategy of Ethics
Bright and early on August 13, over 90 members eagerly made their way to ISCA House for the monthly ISCA Breakfast Talk. The topic that morning was “Dialogue on Strategy in Ethics”, led by Professor Dr Foo Check Teck.
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A heavy morning downpour did not deter members from attending the monthly ISCA Breakfast Talk on July 9. Leading the topic on “Integrated Reporting” for over 90 members were Chen Voon Hoe, Partner, and Senthilnathan Sampath, Associate Director, PwC.
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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.
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Anti Money Laundering And Anti Terrorist Financing
On 14 May 2014, over 87 members attended the Breakfast Talk on “Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing”. Speaker David Turner, Head, Strategy and External Relations Department, Public Accountancy Sector Division, ACRA, shared about the key roles that members can play in the global battle against money laundering and financing of terrorism.
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Forensic Accounting Demystified
On 12 March 2014, over 90 members attended the Breakfast Talk on Forensic Accounting Demystified. During the session, the speaker Mr Owen M. Hawkes, Partner, Forensic, KPMG, shared with our members the key skills and capabilities of forensic accountants, the activities and job scopes that they undertake and current trends in forensic investigations.
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Role of Accounting and Finance Professionals in M&A Transactions
On 12 February 2014, over 90 members attended the Breakfast Talk on the Role of Accounting and Finance Professionals in M&A Transactions. During the session, the speaker Ms Queenie Tang, Senior Manager, Mergers & Acquisition, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, shared with our members the role that accounting and finance professionals play in the many stages of mergers and acquisitions by companies.
Maximizing Value of Big Data by Finance and Accounting Professionals
On 8 January 2014, over 40 members attended the Breakfast Talk on "Maximizing Value of Bid Data by Finance and Accounting Professionals". Conducted by speaker Low Chee Juee, Senior Solutions Principal, EMC Global Services, who shared with ISCA members the latest strategies and technologies to extract maximum value from big data.
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