Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) announces at its Annual Dinner and Dance that its membership has now surpassed 20,000. ICPAS has experienced continued growth in its membership adding more than six thousand members since 2000.
As the benchmark of the accounting profession, the Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (CPA Singapore) designation is widely recognised. ICPAS members and/or Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (CPA Singapore) are well sought after in businesses not only in Singapore but overseas too.
“In this fast changing world, ICPAS recognises that there are more we have to do to raise ourselves to the next level of growth. We will need to further develop ourselves to remain relevant”, says Mr Tan Boen Eng, President of ICPAS.
At the Dinner and Dance, ICPAS also pays tribute to seven of its members who have made significant contribution to the accounting profession and business community. The ICPAS Gold Medal is awarded to Mrs Fang Ai Lian (Chairman of Great Eastern Holdings Ltd) and Mr John Seow (a CPA Singapore in public practice). ICPAS Silver Medal Award goes to Professor Chan Yoke Kai (faculty member of SIM University) and Mr Yeo Ek Khuan (a Partner of BDO Raffles). The ICPAS Merit Award recipients are Mr Shanker Iyer (Chairman and CEO of Shanker Iyer & Co.), Mr Tan Wee Khim (Partner in the Assurance & Advisory Business Services Division of Ernst & Young LLP) as well as Mr Joseph Toh (Technical and Training Partner of Baker Tilly TFWLCL).
About Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore
Established in June 1963, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS)is the national accountancy body that develops, supports and enhances the integrity, status and interests of the accountancy profession in Singapore.
The Certified Public Accountant Singapore (CPA Singapore) is a professional in accountancy, finance and business who has the relevant work experience in addition to a recognised accountancy qualification. They are highly versatile and well sought after as business leaders beyond the accountancy, banking and finance industries.
Today, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS) has more than 20,000 members and/or CPAs Singapore working and making their mark worldwide, which makes the CPA Singapore a designation with international recognition.
ICPAS’ international outlook and connections are reflected in its membership of
regional and international professional organizations like the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA), the Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants’ Association (AOTCA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
The Institute also caters for the training and professional development of its members through regular courses conducted by its training arm, the Singapore Accountancy Academy (SAA).