15 Aug 2014
The Institute reached out to Accountancy students during the Singapore Accountancy Convention 2014 to give students a rare opportunity to hear from and network with more than 20 esteemed speakers and panellists from around the world, as well as prominent Chairmen that helm International Standard-Setting Boards!
Greetings everyone! I am Peiqi from NTU Accountancy, Year 2.
During my summer break, I had the perfect opportunity to participate in the Singapore Accountancy Convention (SAC) 2014 as a Social Media Reporter(Thank you ISCA!) and of course, I had a smashing good time. So here’s why!
First of all, I was welcomed into a cozy and relaxed environment, where I could feel at ease and comfortable to enjoy the talks or strike a random conversation with those around me. Quick glance around and I could see people turning over to their friendly neighbours with smiles and chatters. SAC 2014 does not seem as formal as I thought!
Secondly, it had been an eye-opener and a great learning experience for me. I attended only Day 1, and the talks focused on 2 broad areas of concern, namely Ethics and Integrated Reporting. I must say that the quality and content of the talks are at its finest; throw away your books because what you learn here goes far and beyond. Why do I say so? Because:
- There are discussions on personal dilemmas and industry difficulties faced in all levels
- It brings in different ethical problems around the world and various implementations taken to address them.
- It identifies weaknesses in the production of Financial Reports
- It presents research findings on the needs in Financial Reports and the importance of Integrated Reporting
- It presents future agendas of various accounting bodies and other relevant updates
- There is Q&A sessions for all your dying-to-know questions which will be addressed by Key figures
So at the end of the day, you can consolidate this wealth of information and apply it to your career or business to give it an advantage! Personally as a student, these talks may not be applicable to me now but it does give me valuable insights and knowledge to stand out among my peers. :)
Last but not least, had my fair share of fun which comes from the tasty buffet spread which no picture can do justice to what you actually see there(so indeed, no pics!); and…….
A rare opportunity to be interviewing Mr James Sylph, Recently Retired Executive Director, Professional Standards & External Relations, International Federation of Accountants.
And so, it was only natural that I asked for a picture with him…
…but maybe 1 wasn’t enough....
Stay tuned to hear from the other 5 student reporters!
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