The film industry is constantly reinventing itself to keep up with changing consumer tastes and improve the film-viewing experience, to ensure the continued relevance of movies in the cultural milieu. For ISCA, our stakeholders – which include over 32,000 members, as well as partners from industry and the public sector – work closely with us to advance the development of the profession.
We provide our members with opportunities to develop the skills they need to gain a competitive edge and be the preferred choice among employers. We also work with industry and government partners to strengthen the resilience of Singapore’s accountancy sector in the changing economic landscape.
In a business landscape characterised by rapid change and disruption, we support our members through the different stages of their professional journeys. We count more than 32,000 accountants, who work either as professional accountants in practice or professional accountants in business, as our members. Recognised and trusted for their professionalism, expertise and integrity, our members work in diverse roles across various industries worldwide.
Today, with the diverse roles available to ISCA members, including those in financial forensics, business valuation, project finance and business analytics, we provide members with greater professional recognition in specialised fields via specialisation pathways and certification programmes. Apart from the ISCA Financial Forensic Accounting Qualification (FFA), and the ISCA-Singapore University of Social Sciences (ISCA-SUSS) Business Analytics Certification Programme, members can now also take up the ISCA IPFQ. ISCA will continue to roll out more specialisation pathways and certification programmes for members to acquire new skills and recognised credentials beyond accounting and auditing, as members progress in their careers.
ISCA is committed to working with industry partners — including professional bodies, business organisations and academic institutions — to develop the profession.
The Institute also works at raising our international profile, thereby elevating the global standing of ISCA members. Deeper engagement with international partners and the global accountancy community helps solidify ISCA’s reputation as a globally recognised accountancy body and raises our international standing and prominence.
Global and regional bodies that ISCA has established close ties with include the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA), CAW, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Temasek Foundation International. We also conduct dialogue sessions with Singapore Exchange (SGX) to represent the profession’s interest and discuss issues regarding the accountancy sector.
As the national accountancy body, ISCA is a trusted strategic partner of the government, and collaborates with government agencies to achieve our common aspirations for the profession.
The Institute works with public sector partners like the Ministry of Finance (MoF), Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), Accounting Standards Council (ASC), Enterprise Singapore (ESG), IMDA, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), SAC, SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) to spearhead initiatives that contribute to the development of the accountancy profession. We also conduct regular exchange sessions with government bodies to advocate and represent the profession’s interests and discuss issues relating to the accountancy profession.
We also organised the ISCA Pre-Budget Roundtable, which brought together leaders of trade associations and accounting firms to discuss ideas and provide recommendations to the Ministry of Finance in its preparation of the Singapore Budget.