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SAA Global Education Awarded Full EduTrust Certification
27 Oct 2011 Category: Media Releases
Singapore, 27 October 2011 – SAA Global Education (SAA-GE), the training arm of the national accountancy body the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS), has been awarded the full EduTrust Certification. This is in recognition of its continuing efforts to provide higher standards of private education and for maintaining robust academic systems and processes.
Administered by the Council for Private Education (CPE) Singapore, the full EduTrust Certification lasts for four years and is awarded to companies who have done well in implementing quality academic processes, sound corporate governance and administration policies, student support services and demonstrating management dedication amongst other stringent criteria.
SAA-GE Training Director Mr Evan Law said, “As one of the largest accountancy and finance schools in Singapore, SAA Global Education is delighted to have been awarded the full EduTrust Certification, which is a symbol of trust and reliability in the private education sector. The certification is a stamp of excellence for SAA-GE as we continue to strive towards our mission to be a leading accountancy provider globally, developing talent for the accountancy profession. We will continuously evolve in tandem with the changing needs of the regional and global accountancy sector - bringing value to our students and the industry through our carefully calibrated programmes.”
According to the Committee to Develop the Accountancy Sector (CDAS), having a robust accounting education platform is one of the “strategic thrusts” identified that will help drive transformation and contribute to the overall growth of the local accountancy sector.
Going forward, SAA-GE will continue to develop its strengths in content delivery, service innovation and talent development to meet the needs of the accounting and finance ecosystem. It will also grow its facilities and infrastructure in accordance with its strategic role as a trusted regional education partner.
Other accreditations that SAA-GE has received include:
- Platinum – ACCA Approved Learning Partner
- University of London Registered Centre
- Singapore Quality Class for Private Education Organisations (SQC-PEO)
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About the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore
Established in 1963, 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 profession.
The Certified Public Accountant Singapore (CPA Singapore) is a professional in accountancy, finance and business distinguished by their technical expertise, integrity and professionalism, in addition to a recognised accountancy qualification and relevant work experience. CPAs Singapore serve every corner of the world in every industry. Many of them helm some of the most prominent local and international corporations.
ICPAS accords the CPA Singapore designation. Working closely alongside businesses, ICPAS connects its membership to an unmatched range of information resources, events, professional development and networking opportunities. Presently, there are more than 24,000 members making their strides in businesses across all industries in Singapore and around the world.
ICPAS’ international outlook and connections are reflected in its membership of regional and international professional organisations like the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA), the Asia-Oceania Tax Consultants’ Association (AOTCA), the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and International Innovation Network (IIN).
For more information, please visit www.icpas.org.sg
About SAA Global Education
Established in 1985, The Singapore Accountancy Academy (SAA) had the vision to service the needs of the accountancy industry. It was appointed to be the training arm of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS), our country's largest and one of the most established professional bodies, administering close to 24,000 members.
In February 2010, as part of the changes made to meet the requirements of the Private Education Regulation 2009, a new division was formed and corporatised under the brand name of SAA Global Education (SAA-GE). It continues to be the training arm of ICPAS.
SAA, now SAA Global Education, has more than 26 years of track record as a leading accountancy education provider, attracting and developing talent for the accountancy profession on an international level. SAA Global Education has consistently produced a list of prize winners for the ACCA and CAT programmes in the Singapore and International categories.
With a wide range of internationally recognised accounting and business courses, with qualifications awarded by partners such as ACCA, University of London, University of Newcastle and Plymouth University, the school has trained thousands of individuals to upgrade their education and fulfil their career needs.
There are currently more than 5,000 part-time and full-time students studying at SAA Global Education from Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, and other countries in Asia Pacific region.
For more information, please visit www.saage.edu.sg
 Committee to Develop Accountancy Services (CDAS). (2010). Transforming Singapore into A Leading Global Accountancy Hub for Asia Pacific. Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Retrieved from http://www.acra.gov.sg/NR/rdonlyres/88EB983D-CB6A-4A8B-BEE2-4E8295A7CF91/14642/CDASFinalReport12Apr10.pdf