ISCA Professional Business Accountant (PBA) Programme

With the global business landscape changing at an accelerating pace, accountancy professionals are required to continuously update their technical knowledge and deepen their skill sets at a rapid pace. The ISCA Professional Business Accountant (PBA) programme is designed to equip accountancy professionals with emerging skill sets and knowledge to handle dynamic business situations by focusing on practical business cases.





Enhanced Competencies


Empower with emerging skillsets



For more information about the PBA Programme, please click on the following:


Who should take up this programme:

Associate Members in the initial years of their accounting and finance career seeking to:

  • Achieve broad-based knowledge of diverse key accounting functions
  • Build up competencies to enhance career progression

Senior Executives and aspiring Managers looking to:

  • Develop competencies to stay ahead of the corporate curve


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CPE credits (hours)

Future Finance

  • Application of Artificial Intelligence and Automation (PBA-DGT002ai)
  • Application of Blockchain (PBA-DGT001ai)


Leadership and Personal Empowerment

  • Effective Delegation & Feedback (MP006i)
  • Effective On-The-Job Coaching (MP007i)
  • Effective Conflict Management (MP008i)
  • Leadership Workshop (MP175) - Participant must complete all 3 leadership e-learning modules 3 days before the date of the workshop


Professional Values & Ethics

  • Ethics
    • Ethics Pronouncement 100: Relevance To Professional Accountants (E014i)
    • Ethics Pronouncement 200: An Overview (E016i)
  • Sceptical Mindset for Accountants (MP005i)


Business Acumen

  • Finance Business Partnering (MP004i)
  • Strategic Business Planning & Analysis
    • Financial Statements Analysis (BF007i)
    • Enterprise Risk Management (RM002i)
    • Introduction to Climate Risk & Reporting (ESG017i)


Technical Excellence

  • Exploring Business Analytics as A Game Changer  (DGT005i)
  • Corporate Governance (BF006i)
  • Corporate Finance
    • Capital Planning (BF005i)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions (BF003i)
    • Working Capital and Treasury Management (BF004i)
  • Taxation for Accountants (TAX003i)
  • Overview of Business Valuation on Financial Reporting (BF002i)




Each module would have a 6-month validity period.

Programme Duration:

Participants are given six (6) months to complete the Programme from the date of registration. 

Programme Requirements:

The ISCA PBA Programme is administered through an e-learning platform and includes the following:

  • an objective-based assessment upon completion of each module
  • overall objective-based assessment upon completion of all the modules in the PBA Programme
  • Participants are permitted unlimited attempts for each module and the overall assessment during the enrolled period of six months
  • Participants need to complete each module and achieve at least 75% correct answers to pass every assessment

Completion and Award of Certificate:

Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who have completed the objective-based assessment of each module.


ISCA Professional Certificate in Business Accounting

An ISCA Professional Certificate in Business Accounting will be awarded to participants who have completed:

i. The objective-based assessment of all the modules; and
ii. The overall objective-based assessment in the ISCA PBA Programme


ISCA Digital Badge

ISCA Digital Badges are secure, web-enabled credentials containing verified information about your professional achievements. Candidates who are awarded the ISCA Professional Certificate in Business Accounting will be issued with the programme digital badge. 

PBA Programme Badge






ISCA PBA Designation

The ISCA PBA Designation will be conferred to candidate who have met the following requirement:

i. The objective-based assessment of all the modules; and
ii. The overall objective-based assessment in the ISCA PBA Programme; and
iii. Satisfy the prevailing Associate (ISCA) membership requirements and acquire at least three (3) years of post-qualification relevant work experience. Click here for more information. 


Name of Fundinge2i Training Grant

About e2i Training Grant


e2i is a strategic partner of the Workforce Singapore ("WSG") in the provision of employment facilitation assistance to jobseekers, as well as the development and implementation of manpower development programmes. WSG provides funding to e2i to operate as an institution and to administer projects and grants on behalf of WSG to companies and workers.

e2i Training Grant for ISCA Professional Business Accountant (PBA) Programme is available for a limited number of company-sponsored and/or self-sponsored applicants (“the participant”).

Eligibility CriteriaTo be eligible for the e2i funding, Participant must:
  • Be either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore and;
  • Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant and/or utilise any ISCA voucher;
  • Submit at least one of the following after completion of the programme by 20 May 2024:
    • 3 months payslips or Employer CPF Contribution Statements
    • Employer letter on promotion within 1 month after completion of the programme
  • Complete and pass all examinations / assessments by 31 Jan 2024 and;
  • Achieve 100% attendance, and pass all examinations /assessments

Important Note:
  1. ISCA reserves the right to update the terms and conditions of the funding eligibility criteria at any time.
  2. Please note the e2i Training Grant is capped at a limited number of eligible participants. ISCA reserve the right to decline applications from eligible participant after the limited numbers are taken up.
  3. In all cases where the participant does not comply to the eligibility criteria and/or failure to submit the requirement documentation, the participant shall be disqualified from receiving the e2i Training Grant and shall repay to ISCA all amounts received under the Grant plus interest on the sum, such interest rate to be determined by ISCA. Such amount shall be repaid within 30 days of the date of a written demand made on the Participant to do so.
Programme Fee after e2i Training Grant (70% funding)

Full Programme Fee:

  • S$1,400 (after GST)

Programme Fee after e2i Training Grant:

  • S$420 (after GST)

Please see instruction guide for Programme Enrolment*


FAQ on e2i Training Grant for ISCA PBA ProgrammeClick here to find out more.
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Please refer to PBA Programme Terms and Conditions.

Programme Fees (Inclusive of GST):

  • Programme fee: S$1,400. (Include Associate (ISCA) admission fee and annual subscription fee for first year of membership. Eligibility Criteria applies. ). Click here to apply now
    • *Package fee (inclusive of GST) comprises ISCA PBA Programme enrolment fee, Associate (ISCA) admission fee and annual subscription fee for first year of membership. Terms and Conditions applies. 


    • Funding: Please find out more under e2i Training Grant. (Application from 1 July 2021 will include Associate (ISCA) admission fee and annual subscription fee for first year of membership. Eligibility Criteria applies.)

    This programme is eligible for UTAP funding. Under UTAP, NTUC union members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support, capped at $250 or $500 (aged 40 years old and above; this will apply from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2025) each year when they sign up for courses supported under UTAP. 

    Applicants who have successfully completed the programme and meet the criteria can apply for the ISCA PBA designation.

    The CPE hours obtained from completing the ISCA PBA programme can be counted towards meeting the CPE requirements in the first and second year as ISCA PBA.