12 Nov 2015 to 12 Nov 2015
08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
12 Nov 2015 to 12 Nov 2015
08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
The accountancy profession is undergoing an exciting transformation. Technological advancement presents new opportunities and threats. At the same time, more is expected of accountants, who must move towards a more strategic role and lead their organisations through the rapidly changing business landscape.
Singapore Accountancy Convention 2015 will present thought leaders who will share their perspectives on the leading issues for the profession. Through the Convention, you will discover opportunities brought about by the digital economy, and prepare yourself to take on an expanded role as a change agent and strategic adviser.
Experts at the Convention will discuss how the digital revolution can create opportunities for accountants and how it will change their roles within their organisations. With digitalisation comes cyber security risks; industry experts will share why accountants should take active steps to create a cyber resilient organisation to ensure security of financial information and intellectual property. In today’s dynamic business environment, the profession ought to change their traditional mindset and make use of data analytics in their course of work to create a competitive advantage for their organisations and add value to their clients.
Our distinguished foreign speakers will engage the audience with thought-provoking discussions, including the accountant’s role in combating money laundering as well as the evolving role of the accountant in pro-active risk management.
Hear the views of the standards setter, practitioners and CFOs on the new revenue standard. Panellists will engage the audience in exploring the practical aspects of a new chapter in revenue accounting. The panellists will also share how their organisations are preparing to implement the new revenue standard, and whether it will lead to higher quality financial reporting for their organisations and industry.
The Convention concludes with a much talked about topic sweeping across the world – Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). Participants will be able to discern the wide-ranging views and practical tips with panellists from the public sector, international bodies, multi-national corporations and the Big Four firms.
Join us at the Singapore Accountancy Convention 2015, and gain the latest industry knowledge to lead in a rapidly changing global landscape, from a uniquely Asian perspective.
Use Exit D to leave the Bayfront MRT Station and enter MBS. Take the escalators from Basement 2 to the Concierge on Level 1 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. From there, take the escalators to the ballrooms on Level 4.
Bus Stop: Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands MICE, (B03511)
Services: 97/97E, 106,133/133M.
Alight at the bus stop immediately in front of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, and proceed towards the Concierge on Level 1 before taking the escalators up to the ballrooms on Level 4.
Cars may enter via Bayfront Link to the South Car Park. Take the lift to Level 1 and take a 3-minute walk towards the Sands Expo and Convention Center. From the Concierge at Level 1, take the escalators up to the ballrooms on Level 4.
For more details on parking locations and rates, visit Marina Bay Sands' website.
For Conference Participants who park at MBS, a limited number of complimentary parking coupons will be provided. The coupons will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis to participants who request for them at the registration desk as they register to attend the conference. Participants who are not able to obtain any of the complimentary parking coupons can purchase coupons at the special rate of S$8.00 per day, from the Business Centre (Level 3).
|7:45 am to 8:30 am||Registration and Welcome Coffee|
|8:30 am to 8:45 am||
|8:45 am to 9:00 am||Keynote Address
Lim Soo Hoon, Permanent Secretary (Finance)(Performance), Ministry of Finance
|9:00 am to 9:30 am||
Positioning Accountants to Lead in the 21st Century
Find out how accountants can leverage their training, qualifications, experience and exposure to be a key driver of economic growth.
Olivia Kirtley, President, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
|9:30 am to 10:20 am||
Discussion on the themes from IFAC’s global study, such as the economic contribution of the global profession by region, Singapore’s development as an accountancy hub, and the correlation between the profession’s development and economic development.
|10:20 am to 10:45 am||
Morning Tea Break
|10:45 am to 11:15 am||
Transforming the Profession in the Digital Era
With rapid technological advancement, the profession must innovate to capitalise on opportunities presented in the digital era. This session addresses questions such as how the digital revolution is creating opportunities for accountants, and how the accountant’s role would change as a result.
Andrew Ratcliffe, President, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
|11:15 am to 11:45 am||
Building Cyber Resilience in the Digital Era
Learn more about the accountant’s role in creating a cyber-resilient organisation, including the active steps to take, to ensure security of financial information, data and intellectual property.
Kyra Mattar, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Singapore
|11:45 am to 12:15 pm||
Enhancing Assurance Through Data Analytics
Understand how the profession can effectively enhance assurance on financial information through data analytics.
Lee Sze Yeng, Head of Quality, KPMG
|12:15 pm to 1:45 pm||Lunch|
|1:45 pm to 2:00 pm||
Hear more on Singapore’s on-going journey to make good quality corporate financial reporting and high quality audit hallmarks of our financial and corporate sectors.
Kenneth Yap, Chief Executive, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)
|2:00 pm to 2:30 pm||
Combating Money Laundering – The UK Experience
The accountancy profession has a key role to play in Anti-Money Laundering (AML). More can be done, including timely information-sharing between organisations involved in tackling money laundering and greater effectiveness in cracking down on cross-border laundering. The UK’s AML regime is considered to be among the best.
Anthony Harbinson, Chairman, Anti-Money Laundering Task Force, UK Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB),
|2:30 pm to 3:00 pm||
Managing Risk in an Evolving Business World: Accountants’ Value
The role of accountants in risk management is changing. Accountants should capitalise on their skills to drive best practices for enhanced risk management. Discover the challenges and opportunities related to accountants’ evolving roles in pro-active risk management.
Andrew Harding, Managing Director, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
|3:00 pm to 3:30 pm||
Afternoon Tea Break
|3:30 pm to 4:30 pm||
Get insights from panellists as they look into the impact of BEPS from global and local perspectives.
|4:30 pm to 5:30 pm||
Panellists will share their views on how the new revenue standard will lead to higher quality financial reporting from different perspectives. Also hear from a tax advisor on the potential tax implications arising from the new revenue standard.
||Arrival of Guests
Registration, Cocktails and Networking
|Guests to be seated|
|7:15 pm||Opening Performance|
Mr Gerard Ee, President, ISCA
Mr Teo Ser Luck, Advisor, ISCA
|Member||Non-Member||Group Registration (Per Ticket)|
|Early Bird||Regular||Early Bird||Regular|
|Package: Singapore Accountancy Convention 2015 & Networking Dinner||$829.25||$936.25||$936.25||$1043.25||$786.45|
|Singapore Accountancy Convention 2015||$706.20||$781.10||$781.10||$834.60||$679.45|
|Singapore Accountancy Convention Networking Dinner||$214.00||$267.50||$267.50||$299.60||$192.60|
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