03 Oct 2017 to 03 Oct 2017
07:45 AM to 05:30 PM
03 Oct 2017 to 03 Oct 2017
07:45 AM to 05:30 PM
Advances in technology and the unprecedented pace of digitalisation are revolutionising the business environment. To stay at the forefront of this change and thrive in the future economy, the accountancy sector must capitalise on technological innovations, integrate and grow. Concurrently, the sector must continue to keep to a high standard as expectations from various stakeholders over the quality of corporate reporting and audit continue to rise.
This is the backdrop for the Singapore Accountancy and Audit Convention 2017, jointly organised by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), and the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC).
Join Singapore’s leading accounting and audit professionals for this insightful one day convention that discusses the opportunities and growth potentials that lie ahead for the accountancy sector.
Bayfront MRT Station (CE1 / DT16)
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 Grand Ballroom on Level 5.
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 Grand Ballroom on Level 5.
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 Grand Ballroom on Level 5.
For more details on parking locations and rates, visit Marina Bay Sands' website.
For 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 counter upon registration. Participants who are not able to obtain a complimentary parking coupon can purchase coupons from the Business Centre (Level 3). A special rate of S$8.00 per day is given when the convention lanyard is presented.
|0745||Registration and Welcome Tea|
Dr Gerard Ee, President, ISCA
Ms Indranee Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law
Harnessing Value from Digital Innovations
Rapid technological advances are disrupting businesses and transforming the global economy. This session looks at technology trends and digital innovations that are impacting today’s accounting and audit profession. Hear from leading technology solution providers on successful applications of blockchain, cognitive technology, digital boardroom and cloud accounting.
(1) Blockchain and Cognitive Technology on Tax, Audit and Investigations
(2) The Role of Finance and IT in Digitalising the Boardroom of the Future
(3) Enablers and Innovations to Powering up Productivity
|1030||Tea break and Networking|
Panel Discussion: Staying Ahead of the Digital Curve
Technological advances and the unprecedented pace of digitalisation are revolutionising the business environment. To stay at the forefront of this change and thrive in the future economy, the accountancy sector must capitalise on technological innovations, integrate and grow. Join our distinguished panel in deliberating and planning for the opportunities and growth potential that lie ahead for the accountancy sector.
Enhanced Auditor’s Report: A Review of First Year Experience
See details of each breakout session below
Transforming the Public Sector Finance Function
The public sector finance function has to transform itself in order to stay relevant given the unprecedented technological breakthroughs and the disruptive influence of technology on finance. Being on the constant look-out for cutting-edge technological developments and applying these in the daily work of public sector finance will be crucial in deepening the Public Service transformation movement. The public sector finance function has to keep pace with these developments and play a leading role in leveraging technology to ensure better resource management and achieve greater value for money in public spending. Through the sharing of real-life experiences, participants can learn about the insights of transformation journeys and the critical success factors behind successful transformation of the finance function.
(a) Understanding the challenges of a transformation journey
- Mr Ross Campbell, Director, Public Sector, ICAEW
(b) Developing capabilities and harnessing the powers of technology
- Mr Damien Pang, Head of Technology Infrastructure Office, FinTech and Innovation Group, MAS
(c) Transforming the public sector finance through data analytics
- Mr Tan Boon Siong, Group Director, Financial Reporting and Operations, AGD
|1530||Tea Break and Networking|
Managing Risk & Governance in the Public Sector Context
Panel Discussion: Enhancing the Strategic Value of Public Sector Finance Function
Join our distinguished panelists as they share experiences and views on how public sector finance teams could transform themselves by tapping on technology and enhancing their role as strategic business partners to senior management. While deepening the public sector finance transformation, they will also need to be mindful of the need to maintain high standards of governance while responding to the changes of the external operating environment to stay relevant.
1. Mr Ross Campbell, Director, Public Sector, ICAEW
2. Ms Yvonne Chan, CFO, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
3. Mr Damien Pang, Head of Technology Infrastructure Office, FinTech and Innovation Group
4. Mr Tan Boon Siong, Group Director, Financial Reporting and Operations, AGD
|1730||End of SAAC 2017|
Update on Audit Regulatory Developments in Singapore
ACRA’s Key Observations from its Regulatory Programme on Public Accountants
Embracing Technology to Stay Ahead
|1530||Tea Break and Networking|
Addressing the Common Pitfalls of Key Inspection Findings
Panel Discussion: Demystifying Practical Audit Issues
A panel comprising representatives from audit practitioners and regulator will field questions and share practical tips on addressing common issues faced by practitioners during their audits.
End of SAAC 2017
Revenue, Financial Instruments and IFRS Convergence – Ready for 2018
ERM in an Age of Disruption
Tea Break and Networking
FRS 116 Leases – Sharing of ISCA Implementation Roadmap Guidance
Panel Discussion: The Value of Sustainability Reporting
Trust and transparency go hand in hand and Sustainability Reporting can bring real benefits to businesses when approached in the right manner. This segment sheds light on the profession’s place within the sustainability reporting eco-system, the value of assurance to the entire sustainability reporting process and what investors are looking out for. Join our distinguished panellists in deliberating the varied practical issues faced by companies in the sustainability reporting journey, its strategic value to the long term success of businesses and the role of assurance in uplifting the value of businesses’ Sustainability Reports. The panel will also discuss the latest sustainability developments.
End of SAAC 2017
Director, Public Sector, ICAEW
Ross is the Director, Public Sector at the ICAEW where he provides a strategic focus for the Institute's work to improve standards in the management of the Public Finances, both in the UK and internationally. Throughout his career, his main interest has been reform and improvement of financial and commercial management in the Public Sector to which he brings strategic-level expertise from both public and private sectors.
Before taking up his current role at the ICAEW, Ross was the accounting policy lead and financial reporting standard setter for the UK Central Government at HM Treasury. Other recent senior roles in government include being the Group Chief Accountant at the Ministry of Defence and the Director at the National Audit Office responsible for the value for money review of Defence. Ross has also held a senior civil service role as Head of Commercial Assurance and Governance at the MOD, set up and lead the Department’s Commercial Scrutiny and Due Diligence team and was also Deputy Director of the MOD Private Finance Unit.
Before moving to work in government, Ross worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in KPMG’s financial sector business in London. After qualifying Ross spent over 10 years working in infrastructure finance, specialising in Public Private Partnerships in the Defence sector.
Ross is a member of two accountancy institutes (ICAEW and CIPFA) and has read for degrees in Psychology at the University of St Andrews and War Studies at Kings College London.
CFO, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Yvonne holds the position of Director (Corporate Development) / CFO at the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. In concurrent, she is also the Quality Service Manager (QSM) and Chief Data Officer (CDO) ensuring that the agency delivers consistently high-quality services to its stakeholder and plays the liaison role in cross agency data sharing. Prior to MPA, she held several positions in the private sector across Asia Pacific and joined the public sector 9 years ago.
She completed her UCLA-NUS EMBA under the MPA post graduate /MOT Beacon scholarship and is a fCPA with the CPA Australia, fCMA with Chartered Institute of Management Accountant, UK and CA with Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant and member of Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Being a strong advocate for corporate governance, process re-engineering, automation, analytics, Sustainability and Integrated Reporting, Yvonne serves on the Council of ISCA and is the Chairperson for the Continuing Professional Education Committee at ISCA and Honorary Treasurer of Cerebral Palsy Alliance of Singapore. She is also a member on the Public Sector and CFO Committees at CPA Australia, member of Welfare Committee for Seamen, Treasurer of Stranded Seafarer Fund, and Treasurer of Aids to Navigation Fund.
Chiew Chun Wee
Head of Policy, Asia Pacific, ACCA
Chun Wee serves as Technical Advisor to Brendan Murtagh, IAASB board member, since September 2015. He is the regional head of policy for ACCA, tasked with supporting its advocacy and policy work across Asia Pacific, including Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mekong region, and Singapore. He works with key stakeholders to identify and drive new research initiatives that provide evidence-based policy and thinking impacting the business community and profession, demonstrating ACCA’s regional and global reach and public values. Additionally, he is a regular speaker and panel chair on topics including integrated reporting, the evolving role of finance leaders, and audit technical and talent issues.
Prior to joining ACCA, Mr. Chiew was a key member of the Professional Practice Department of a Big Four accounting practice, where he focused on audit methodology and regularly delivered internal and external trainings on auditing and quality assurance matters. He has more than a decade of experience in public accounting and has worked in audits of and special assignments for multinationals and local listed companies.
Member of ISCA CRC and Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ms Fang Eu-Lin is a partner at PwC Singapore. She leads the Sustainability and Climate Change practice in Singapore which focuses on sustainability reporting and sustainability assurance and advisory. She is also a member of the sustainability reporting committee of ISCA.
Ms Fang is a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and helps her clients with assurance and advisory related engagements. Her industry area of focus is financial services and government and public services.
Ms Fang sits on the board and audit committee of a non-for-profit and a school and also services on the National Youth Council of Singapore.
Goh Kia Hong
Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Business School, NTU and Member, ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee
Kia Hong is a lecturer from Nanyang Business School(NBS) of Nanyang Technological University(NTU). He facilitates the Risk Management and Advanced Auditing modules in the bachelor and master degree programmes in NBS. He holds a Master of Science (Marketing) from NTU where he was awarded the Dean's Honours List. He was awarded the NBS Teaching Excellence Award - Accounting Division and Accountancy Teacher of the Year in 2015 and the Service to Education Awards by the Ministry of Education in 2006 and 2011. He is currently the Chairman of Bukit Merah Secondary School Advisory Committee and a member of Mensa Singapore. Kia Hong is a regular trainer in ISCA CPE in several core auditing courses. He also provides regular training, consultancy and research works to accounting firms and corporate organisations and contributes regularly to IS Chartered Accountant journal and the Business Times on business and accounting related topics. He is a member of ISCA’s Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee and ISCA’s Investigation and disciplinary panel. He had previously worked with ISCA on ACRA’s Practice Monitoring Programme. Before joining NTU, Kia Hong was an audit partner of a public accounting firm and had worked as chief executives of companies in Singapore and South Korea. During the same period, he developed courses and taught in various public and private institutions in auditing, accounting, marketing and entrepreneurship on adjunct arrangements.
Chairman of ISCA Sustainability Reporting Quality Working Group and Partner, Deloitte & Touche
Raj leads our integrated and sustainability reporting practice in Southeast Asia and brings in-depth experience in integrated and sustainability reporting services, gained in the financial services, telecommunication and manufacturing sectors. He is a qualified chartered accountant in England and Wales and South Africa with a detailed knowledge of Integrated and sustainability reporting and the SEC rules. He is also Deloitte’s Insurance Industry Sector Leader for the South East Asia region and was the Global Head of International Accounting Policy of AIG Inc. and was based in London. Raj is currently serving as chairman of the Quality Working Group of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants’ (ISCA) Sustainability Reporting Committee. Raj is a GRI G4 certified and brings in depth knowledge of financial services sector both on a regional and global basis including an extensive experience of working with listed companies in London and New York.
Chairman of ISCA Revenue Working Group; Partner and Technical Head, KPMG
Reinhard is the Head of the Department of Professional Practice and Accounting Advisory Services with KPMG Singapore with more than 23 years of experience. He also heads KPMG Singapore’s German Desk. In his current role as head of DPP and a partner in the Accounting Advisory Practice, he is involved in all significant accounting discussions and audit methodology issues of the firm in Singapore. He is involved with the audit regulators in Singapore and represents KPMG Singapore in international discussions on accounting issues, in particular with the IASB. Reinhard is leading accounting advisory projects in Singapore and the ASEAN region including current IFRS conversion projects. He is advising on accounting for acquisitions, hedge accounting, consolidation issues, complex transaction accounting as well as various other issues for a wide range of clients including financial institutions, government institutions, PE investors and real estate companies. Reinhard is the engagement partner for the audit of branches of German banks in Singapore and the audit of a commodities trading company and a healthcare company. Reinhard is a member of several technical ISCA committees and chairs the workgroups on the implementation of the new consolidation standards and the new revenue recognition standard in Singapore. Reinhard is a member of KPMG’s Global Topic Teams on revenue recognition and the topic team on valuation and impairment. He is heavily involved in technical issues and the interpretation and practical implementation of the respective accounting rules. He consults on a regular basis with KPMG’s IFR-Group as well as other international members of the topic team.
Koo Lee Sze
CFO, Ascendas Funds Management (S) Ltd (Manager of Ascendas Reit)
Lee Sze joined Ascendas Funds Management (S) Ltd (Manager of Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust) (“AFM”) in July 2012. As CFO, Lee Sze oversees financial and regulatory reporting, compliance, risk management and corporate services. She initiated the first sustainability report for Ascendas Reit in 2012.
Prior to joining AFM, Lee Sze was the Director of Finance at Popular Holdings Limited where she was responsible for the financial accounting and reporting of various aspects of the businesses including retail and distribution, publishing and e-Learning.
Lee Sze started her career after graduation in the audit and assurance division of Deloitte & Touche. She has extensive exposure in real estate, manufacturing, retail and service industries; and has more than two decades of experience in key financial and managerial roles.
Lee Sze holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Director, Audit and Investigations, IBM Asia Pacific, China and Japan
Mr Scott Layton is the Director of Audit and Investigations for IBM’s Asia Pacific, Greater China Group, and Japan regions. Prior to his role in Audit, he was the Financial Controller for Asia Pacific. Mr Layton has been with IBM for 14 years, working across multiple regions geographies and functions spending time in controls, planning, audit, and strategy. He is passionate about transformation, education, and technology. He is always working with his organizations to adopt new tools, methodologies, and analytics while building organizational capability. An avid science fiction reader, he loves thinking about how artificial intelligence and cognitive capabilities will have an impact on our work and our everyday lives. Of his 14 years career with IBM, nearly half of it has been spent in Asia, where he has worked in Japan, China, and now Singapore. Mr Layton graduated from Michigan State University and holds a Masters in Accounting and Bachelor degrees in Accounting, Comparative Religious Studies, and French.
Eleanor is the Government and Public Sector Assurance Leader for EY Singapore. She has over 25 years of experience working in Singapore as well as in Sydney, on audits, as well as financial accounting consultation. Eleanor has strong experience serving government agencies and statutory boards, including Institutions of Public Character. Apart from these, she has led audits for multinational corporations in various industries including aviation, real estate, manufacturing, oil and gas and commodity trading. Eleanor also chairs the Singapore Corporate Awards - Annual Report Award judging panel.
Lee Tze Shiong
Senior Director, Public Accountancy Division, ACRA
As Senior Director of ACRA’s Public Accountancy Division, Mr Lee Tze Shiong oversees the Practice Monitoring Department (PMD) which carries out ACRA’s audit inspections, namely the Practice Monitoring Programme and the Professional Oversight Department, which handles registrations, complaints and disciplinary matters relating to public accountants and public accounting firms. Prior to joining ACRA, Mr Lee was a director with one of the Big-4 audit firms in Singapore. He has more than 25 years of audit and advisory experience, including several years of audit experience in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia and Thailand. He has also held several leadership roles overseeing audit engagements, client development and audit innovation practices throughout his career.
Mr John Lim is an Assurance, HR and Training Partner at PKF-CAP LLP. John has more than 25 years of experience in external and internal audits of public listed and private companies in various industries including manufacturing, construction, advertising, IT, retail, food and beverage, investment holding, trading and services. He is also an Independent Director and AC Chair of a listed company. John was a former Deputy Director/Head of the Practice Monitoring Division at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant. John currently serves as a member of ACRA Complaints and Disciplinary Committee as well as member of the Inquiry Panel of the Legal Profession Act. John is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and FCPA (Australia).
Head of Risk Consulting, KPMG Advisory
Mr Irving Low is a Partner with KPMG Advisory LLP in Singapore and heads the Risk Consulting Practice for both Singapore and Indonesia markets. His other appointment is as the Head of Clients & Markets, which also includes a seat at the KPMG Executive Leadership team. As Head of Markets, he is responsible for the firm’s marketing strategy, in additional to marcoms, branding, visibility and client care. Mr Low is also KPMG’s ASPAC leader in developing their Board Advisory Services practice. He is a member of the ISCA Governance Committee and a member of the Internal Audit Committee for the Singapore Accountancy Council (SAC). He was also a member of the Committee for Future Economy of Singapore, under the professional services work stream.
Managing Partner, Low, Yap & Associates
Mona is the founding and managing partner of Low Yap & Associates.
She is actively involved in certain audit assignments and assisting clients in various aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions, in Singapore as well as overseas. She provides business and accounting advice to clients on joint ventures, or who are in the process of restructuring, setting up or winding down their operations in Singapore and the region. She had worked on corporate governance review projects both in Singapore and overseas. She assisted in advising on litigation matters involving accounting issues and had been expert witness in certain cases.
Mona has over 30 years of working experience. Prior to the founding of Low, Yap & Associates, she was a partner in a major accounting firm.
Mona is a practicing fellow of ISCA and a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.
CFO, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan
Richard McLean joined SAP in 2008 as the Chief Financial Officer for Australia and New Zealand and was appointed as Regional Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) from 1 January 2015. In this position, Richard oversees all key field and regional HQ finance & administration functions, with responsibility for all countries in APJ, supporting annual revenue of over €2.5 billion with more than 16,000 employees. Richard is a member of the SAP Global Finance Leadership Team and Senior Executive Team, APJ. Richard has over twenty years of experience in senior finance roles with leading global companies across a range of industries including Financial Services, Investment Banking, Automotive and IT. He spent the first twelve years of his career in the UK, before relocating to Sydney, Australia in 2003, where he transitioned to the ANZ IT sector, initially with PeopleSoft, and then Microsoft, before joining SAP in 2008. Over the years, Richard has consistently demonstrated excellent leadership qualities, building and managing high-performing, customer centric, commercial finance teams that are well-integrated and greatly respected by the local business. Acting as a trusted advisor, the teams have provided business insight, deal support and robust governance and compliance structures that have ensured sustained and profitable growth. Richard is also recognised as a transformation agent and leader of change within the Finance function. At Microsoft, he led the local transition of transactional Finance processes to 3rd party off-shore BPO operations in India and China. At SAP he has been a leader of the global finance transformation project execution within the APJ region over the past 4 years. Richard is originally from Northern Ireland, and now lives in Singapore with his family. He is married to Judy and has five wonderful children. A firm believer in work-life balance, Richard enjoys travelling and is also a keen sports enthusiast, particularly in golf, rugby and skiing.
Head of Technology Infrastructure Office, FinTech and Innovation Group, MAS
Damien is currently heading the Technology Infrastructure Office under the FinTech & Innovation Group (FTIG) at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) that is responsible for regulatory policies and strategies for developing safe and efficient technology enabled infrastructures for the financial sector. Prior to this role, he led the team at MAS on technology risk management and cyber security policies. Before joining MAS, he was a senior manager in InfoAssurance at the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), and led the security domain under IDA’s Singapore Government – Technology (ICT) Reference Model (SG-TRM) program for public sector-wide interoperability and standardisation. He was also one of the co-founders for (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, and the chapter’s vice president until 2014.
Prof Ng Eng Juan
Singapore University of Social Sciences
Prof Ng had been with Nanyang Technological University for about 30 years. Upon his retirement from NTU, he joined Singapore University of Social Sciences and is now its Head of Accountancy Programme. Prof Ng is a fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He has been actively involved in the accounting profession and a member of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of ISCA for many years. Prof Ng has published more than 100 technical articles and professional accounting books including "Consolidated Financial Statements (Singapore)", "A Practical Guide to Financial Reporting Standards (Malaysia)", and "A Practical Guide to Financial Reporting Standards (Singapore)".
Ng Meow Ling
Chief Inspector and Director, Practice Monitoring Department, ACRA
Ms Ng Meow Ling is the Director of the Practice Monitoring Department (PMD) in the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA).
The Practice Monitoring Department (PMD) supports ACRA in its strategic objective of promoting high quality audit and corporate financial reporting through the administration of the Practice Monitoring Programme, which includes performing practice reviews of audits carried out by public accountants in Singapore. PMD also supports ACRA’s regulatory efforts in monitoring events and trends in the local and international marketplace and carries out other regulatory activities on the work and independence of public accountants when required.
Meow Ling spent a total of more than 17 years in the audit profession, serving audit clients across various industries.
Meow Ling holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the Nanyang Technological University. She is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.
Group Financial Controller, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited
Cyndi Pei is the Group Financial Controller of Yeo Hiap Seng Limited. The SGX mainboard-listed Group has more than a hundred years of rich heritage and its Yeo’s brand has successfully established itself as a well-loved household food and beverage brand in many countries. Cyndi is overall responsible for the full spectrum of Finance activities including Treasury, Tax, M&A, Sustainability Reporting and Investor Relations in the Group, which has operations in eight countries to serve more than 18 markets. She works alongside Group CEO and Functional Heads to formulate and execute business strategy and is responsible for driving and monitoring profitability while ensuring compliance. Prior to this, she spent 14 years with PwC Singapore providing audit and advisory services to global companies across a range of industries. In the later years and in addition to her client portfolio, she was also leading regional business development for TMT and Real Estate industries and managing operations in an audit business unit. Cyndi’s expertise includes strategic planning, financial accounting & reporting, treasury, tax planning, compliance, business development and people management & development. Self-driven and passionate, she is always on the lookout for the next change or improvement to create value for the Group and its stakeholders.
Partner Consulting Director, Asia, Xero
Anthony Staltari is Xero’s Partner Consulting Director for Asia. An Accountant by training, Anthony is passionate about spreading the word of cloud accounting software and it empowers Accountants to transform their practices so as to can adapt to the changing landscape of accounting. Anthony started his career at BankSA in 2007. During his five years with the business, he held a range of responsibilities from audit to processing new business applications, with exposure to commercial facilities and products including FX and a focus on client education. Anthony moved on to spend two years as an Accountant for Brentnalls SA where his role involved compliance, process and policy change and implementation, cashflow and budget analysis and accounting software integration. Constantly on the search for more effective applications and solutions, Anthony’s passion for innovation and implementing new technology to solve old problems led him to join Xero in 2014. With a result-focused approach, Anthony facilitates solution-centric sales to provide authentic outcomes for his clients. With a background in client engagement, one of his key strengths is his ability to translate complex applications through education. Anthony is a certified Chartered Accountant, with qualifications from both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and The Tax Institute of Australia and a Bachelors of Commerce in Accounting from Flinders University, Australia.
Manik N. Saha
CIO, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan
Manik Narayan Saha is the CIO for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for SAP’s internal IT Services to the staff in the region. As companies rapidly move to a digital agenda, Saha works closely with the leadership team in APJ to execute on enabling SAP as a Digital Enterprise. Backed by 18 years of experience and expertise in technology, Saha provides thought leadership on a wide range of topics ranging from operating models, technology strategy, process excellence and enterprise innovation. Passionate about giving back, Saha was the founding fellow and is currently a Vice-President for Ideation Edge Asia, a non-profit organization. With this setup – he is actively engaged in the start-up community in Singapore, regularly organizing events and meetings with startups, incubators and investors. Saha is also a member of the Insead Alumni Network and a Regional Ambassador of the Insead International Directors Network for Singapore, where he works closely with the Singapore Institute of Directors to further the cause of corporate governance in the region. Saha also voluntarily serves on the “Telecom Standards Advisory Committee” (TSAC), a prestigious committee chaired by the Information Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore, which supports Singapore’s vision to be a Smart Nation. Prior to joining SAP in 2005, Saha worked at PSA Corporation (Singapore), in the shipping and logistics industry for 6 years, and was responsible for container operations systems, in Singapore and overseas. Previously, under a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education Singapore, Saha received his degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and has a Masters in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University. In 2016, he was awarded a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD.
Tan Boon Siong
Group Director, Financial Reporting and Operations, AGD
Mr Tan Boon Siong’s career in finance spans across both the private and public sector. He first started his career in Ernst and Young as an Auditor immediately after graduation. After accumulating extensive in-depth knowledge of financial reporting in the private sector, Boon Siong left to join the public sector, where he started his public sector career in the Accountant-General’s Department (AGD). Since joining AGD, Boon Siong has managed and successfully revamped the central financial systems to ensure the systems are more effective, streamlined and integrated. He was appointed as a Director to oversee the Government Financial Management and Reporting in 2008, where he drove the setting of Accounting Standards and Guidelines for Statutory Boards. He also served in the Secretariat to the Accounting Standards for Statutory Boards (ASSB), which is chaired by the Accountant-General, and comprises of key financial representatives from the public and private sector. Boon Siong is currently the Group Director for Reporting & Operations. In his current role, he oversees the financial accounting and reporting, and the financial operations functions at AGD. He is also overseeing a unit that developed and operates a Whole-of-Government Finance Analytics system. As part of his expansive portfolio, Boon Siong is also the concurrent Director, Treasury at AGD where he oversees the management of government financial assets & liabilities as well as the reporting of the government reserves and investments. Boon Siong is a Chartered Accountant.
Prof Tan Cheng Han
ACRA Board Member, PAOC Chairman and Chairman, Singapore Exchange Regulation
Professor Tan Cheng Han, SC was Dean of the NUS law school from 2001 to 2011 and is presently the Chairman of the school’s E W Barker Centre for Law and Business. Professor Tan’s present appointments include being Chairman of NTUC First Campus, Chairman of Singapore Exchange Regulation Pte Ltd, a Council Member of Sport Singapore, a board member of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Chairman of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee, and an Advisor to the Singapore Taekwondo Federation. Recent publications include: “Veil Piercing – A Fresh Start”  Journal of Business Law 20; "State-Owned Enterprises in Singapore: Historical Insights into a Potential Model for Reform", 28 Columbia Journal of Asian Law 61 (2015); “The Agency of Liquidators and Receivers” in Agency Law and Commercial Practice (Oxford University Press, 2016) (with Dr Wee Meng Seng).
Tan Kuang Hui
Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath First Trust
Kuang Hui has over 21 years of public accounting experience, providing assurance and advisory services to a broad range of clients. His professional experience spans multinational audits, corporate liquidations, cross-border due diligences, business valuations and initial public offerings.
As the Managing Partner of Crowe Horwath First Trust, Kuang Hui leads the Singapore firm comprising 11 partners and approximately 200 professionals. Under his leadership, Crowe Horwath First Trust won the ISCA’s 2016 Best Practice Award (Large Practice Category) and is amongst the first in the network to adopt the Crowe Horwath auditing software and data analytics tools. Kuang Hui sits on the Board of Directors of Crowe Horwath International and is actively involved in the global network, sharing the Asia Pacific perspectives to drive policy changes within the network.
Tan Wah Yeow
Chairman of ISCA Corporate Reporting Committee (CRC)
Wah Yeow was the Deputy Managing Partner of KPMG in Singapore. He was also KPMG’s Head of Healthcare in the Asia Pacific region. Mr Tan had held various leadership positions with KPMG in Singapore and in the Asia Pacific region. Wah Yeow was a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Tay Woon Teck
Managing Director, RSM Risk Advisory
Woon Teck is currently the Managing Director of RSM’s Risk Advisory division. He works closely with Boards and the C-suite in designing a risk management framework that links corporate strategies to risk management activities, corporate governance and internal control activities. He is concurrently an Executive Director with the firm’s Corporate Advisory division, advising clients on corporate strategies, succession planning, profit improvements and cross-border M&A transactions. His work covers a wide range of industries in the UK, the US, Canada, China and ASEAN countries. Woon Teck is a committee member of the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore Council, Chartered Management Institute (Singapore), the Society of Modern Management and Australian Institute of Company Directors (Singapore Committee). He was previously a member of the corporate finance committee of the Singapore Investment Banking Association, and was a member of the task force under the ACE Finance Action Crucible to review the issues of financing for internationalising SMEs. Woon Teck was an adjunct faculty member in the Singapore Management University and a guest lecturer at the National University of Singapore. He authored the “Financial Handbook for SMEs” guide and co-authored the “Risk Governance for the Third Sector” workbook as well as the “Doing Business in ASEAN” guidebook.
Teo Ser Luck
Mr Teo Ser Luck has been advisor to the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) since 2009. As ISCA Advisor, Mr Teo has provided wise counsel on the Institute’s strategic direction and development, and played an instrumental role in further cementing ISCA’s position as the national accountancy body. Under his leadership, ISCA has grown from strength to strength. Today, ISCA continues to effect transformative change, making progress in strategic areas.
Mr Teo is currently chairman of Nuffin Data, a cloud-based supply chain financing solutions provider, and non-executive, independent deputy chairman of Serial System, a leading distributor of electronic components in Asia Pacific. He is also Board director of United Engineers Ltd, entrepreneur and investor of several technology companies in finance, food, education, fitness, event management etc.
He is a Member of Parliament for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC. He was formerly Minister of State for Manpower.
Mr Teo is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore.
Member, ISCA Audit and Assurance Standards Committee and Partner, EY
Gajendran is an Assurance Partner and the Professional Practice Director in EY with nearly 20 years of audit experience, covering various multinationals, public and private companies in a diversified range of industries. He is a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants; a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants. Gajendran is a member of ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee, ACRA Practice Monitoring Sub-Committee member as well as member of Accounting Standards Council Working Group on Disclosure Initiative: Principles of Disclosure
Founder and Managing Director, Sirius Venture Capital Pte Ltd
Eugene Wong is the Founder and Managing Director of Sirius Venture Capital Pte Ltd, an investment firm which invests in high-growth start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He sits on the board of several companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, including Japan Foods Holdings, Neo Group, Jason Marine Group and Singapore Kitchen Equipment. Eugene also serves as the Chairman of CrimsonLogic and is a director on the boards of International Enterprise Singapore, Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore, and Singapore Cruise Centre and Cargo Community Network Pte Ltd. His overseas investments include on-demand logistics company Lalamove, and food tech companies Hargol FoodTech and Chapul. Eugene graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (First-Class Honors) from NUS and an MBA from Imperial College London and attended the Owners President Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a Chartered Director (CDir) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Jaap De Waard
Head of Business Development, Europe & Middle East, CaseWare International
Jaap started his career at KPMG Netherlands performing a broad spectrum of accounting and audit work ranging from the preparation of financial statements for family owned businesses to the audit of listed companies. After seven years he decided to follow his passion with computer software. Using the auditing and accounting experience gained with KPMG he joined CaseWare Netherlands. He worked there as Product Manager developing and launching a highly successful Audit product. About 9 years ago Jaap joined CaseWare International to take on the challenge of developing new markets in Europe and the Middle East, founding CaseWare International's European office. He works closely with the CaseWare distributors and the software development teams in Toronto and is a member of the CaseWare International product design team. He is the main contact for international mid-tier accounting networks, and is responsible for localizing products in new markets.
Assistant Managing Director, EDB
Mr Kelvin Wong is the Assistant Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). Kelvin oversees EDB’s industry clusters including Logistics, Professional Services, International Organization Programme Office, Natural Resources and Contact Singapore); and also initiatives in Human Capital and Resource Development. He joined EDB as a Senior Officer in the Industry Development Division (Precision Engineering) in 1996.
CEO, Deloitte Southeast Asia
Mr Philip Yuen has over 30 years of public accounting experience in the United Kingdom and Singapore. Prior to his election as CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia on 1 June 2016, Mr Yuen held various key leadership positions in Deloitte Southeast Asia and Singapore. Mr Yuen is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is a Fellow Member of CPA Australia and President of CPA Australia (Singapore Division) in 2015-2016. He is a Board Member of the Singapore Land Authority and Chairman of their Audit Committee. In addition, he is a Board Member of the Institute of Technical Education and Chairman of their Audit and Risk Committee, and an Industry Advisory Committee Member of the Accountancy Programme at the Singapore Institute of Technology.
(Fees Per Person)
|Singapore Accountancy and Audit Convention 2017||$418.00||$399.00||$380.00|
Terms & Conditions:
|Singapore Accountancy and Audit Convention 2017 - Full Day||Category||CPE Hour|
|Plenary + Track 1||3||0.5|
|Plenary + Track 2||3||2.75|
|Plenary + Track 3||1||1.5|
A letter of attendance will be issued manually by ISCA after the Convention. ISCA members are required to enter the CPE hours for the Convention into own membership portal for audit purposes.