Course Detail(PAIB2019 : ISCA PAIB Conference 2019: Opportunities Amidst Transformations)

PAIB2019 : ISCA PAIB Conference 2019: Opportunities Amidst Transformations

6.00 CPE Hours (Category 1, Category 2, Others)
Classroom

 
On the back of a successful PAIB Conference in 2018, we are back to present the 2019 PAIB Conference, a dedicated conference for finance professionals, both from the public and private sector.

Join us to be part of the largest accounting and finance conference attended by finance professionals in Singapore to take home the key trends you need to know in one day! Curated specially for the accountants in business, the PAIB Conference will discuss the opportunities amidst transformations from a global perspective, the implementation challenges of new accounting standards, and hot button issues affecting finance professionals in Singapore, as well as out of the region!


Fees
Categories
Fees (inclusive of GST)
Early Bird
Member: $365.94
Non-Member: $439.13
Regular
Member: $406.60
Non-Member: $487.92
Bundle Package (PAIB + FFCC)
Member:
Early Bird: $731.88 per person
Regular: $772.54 per person
 
Non-Member:
Early Bird: $878.26 per person
Regular: $927.05 per person


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Programme Outline

Time
Topic
8.30am
Registration
9.00am
 
Welcome Address by ISCA

Mr Yvonne Chan, Vice President, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
9.20am
Keynote Address by Guest-of-Honour

Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance & Education
9.40am
One Young World: Ascend of the New Generation

At the heart of every global threat, is a failure of leadership. This new generation is the most informed, most educated, most connected generation in human history.

Since 2015, ISCA has been sponsoring one young and bright ISCA member to be a One Young World Ambassador. This annual One Young World summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Through this, we believe our young members can further inspire our ISCA community and become an impactful young leader to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

Be inspired by our younger generation to make a change and be the change. Find out who will represent ISCA to join this year’s One Young World Summit taking place in London
10.00am
Infrastructure development in ASEAN – Trends and way forward

Ms Lynn Tho, Partner, ASEAN Infrastructure Advisory, EY Singapore
10.30am
Morning Tea Break
11.00am
Opportunities Amidst Transformations: A Global Voice

Sun-Tze once said, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”. Opportunities are created with every transformation. With new landscapes, increasing expectations and additional regulations, finance professionals should learn to transform these challenges into opportunities to stand out from the crowd. Be enlightened by a global leader as he shares the top 5 trends a finance professional needs to know to capitalise on such opportunities.

Mr Venkkat Ramanan, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants (AICPA)
11.30am
Panel Discussion:
Opportunities Amidst Transformations: Bend or Break with an Agile Culture

With the business environment evolving rapidly, it is imperative for all organisations to break barriers to remain relevant. Agile working goes beyond flexibility at work and focuses on removing boundaries in order to get work done as efficiently as possible. With the many benefits of agile working for both the employees and businesses, creating an agile culture is now or never. Evolution of a corporation cannot rely purely on HR but requires a change in mindset of the entire organization. How can CFOs, as backbone of the corporation, led the evolution of agile culture? What can the leaders do to ensure that this change is made assessible to everyone, especially the finance team? Hear wise words from our panel as they discuss their challenges, lessons learned and practical solutions in achieving this synergy.

Moderator: Mr Venkkat Ramanan, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants (AICPA)

Panellists:

1. Mr Dennis Chia, Chief Financial Officer, Starhub
2. Mr Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director, Xero
3. Mr Mahmoud Hatami, Head of APAC Revenue Strategy & Operations, Dropbox
4. Mr Ho Seng Chee, Chief Work & Culture Officer, Justco
12.30pm
Networking Lunch
 
Time
Track 1
(Private Sector)
Track 2
(Public Sector)
2.00pm
Art of War: Man vs Machine

Employees are the biggest assets of any organisation. Instead of replacing humans at work, technology can value add to job functions and as a result, increase the intrinsic value of assets. How should companies harmonise this “battle” and reap the benefits?

Mr Marcus Schmid, Global Head of International Management, LucaNet
The Cyborg Brains: Future Employee of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 comes as a wave which not only changes how and what we do, it changes the mindset before we execute the how and what we do. Unfold the Industry 4.0 technologies as they evolve the way you work in the public sector. Learn from the early adopters how automation can alleviate your workload while ensuring governance and trust. Future proof your finance team for Industry 4.0.

Mr Erik Saito, General Manager of Asia Pacific, Workiva
2.30pm
Behavioural Competencies: A New Chapter for PAIBs

Given the increasing complexity of business and financial reporting, there is a growing emphasis on “behavioral competencies” such as acting ethically and legally, exercising professional judgment and demonstrating emotional intelligence. What are some of the potential challenges when making reliable judgments and what are the necessary skillsets PAIBs need to be equipped to reach a professional analysis? Stay tuned for the new chapter in the life of a PAIB.

Mr Kwok Wui San, Partner, Risk, Regulations & Compliance Leader, PwC Singapore
The Ethics of Efficiency: A Balancing Act

Public sector ethics has always been kept at the highest standards. Whilst highly regulated, it is a thin line between ethics and efficiency. It is not always the best strategy to run an organisation that is economically efficient while being ethically appealing. How can we manage both without compromising on standards? How should we strike a balance?

Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan, Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann Singapore
3.00pm
Business Sustainability Beyond the Financial Horizon

In times of uncertainty where corporations can be ruined when no proper project financing or appropriate credit options were made, defaults can make the future look bleak. How can we spot the tell-tale signs and what how can we change to reduce the risks of uncertainty?

Mr Kelvin Teo, Co-Founder and CEO, Funding Societies
 
Governance@Digital: Stepping up Risk Management in the age of digital transformation

With the rise of the digital age, how will governance be managed differently in the public sector? How can public sector step up its risk management efforts and leverage advances in digital, cloud, mobile and advanced analytics to embed deeper and more insightful risk information in strategy formulation, performance management and supporting decision-making? How do we transform risk management in organisations and build up organisational agility and resilience in the face of greater volatility and uncertainty?

Dr Vrizlynn Thing, Senior Vice President, Head of Cybersecurity Strategic Technology Centre, ST Engineering  
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea Break
4.00pm
FRS 115 – One Year On, What Have We Learnt?

Hear from an industry expert a post-implementation review of FRS 115. Learn how others overcame the teething challenges with some suggested resolutions.

Mr Haridas Kanagasabai, Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte
Getting a Grip on Public Sector Financial Reporting

Find out what is in the spotlight of the public sector financial statements. Learn from an industry expert on how to raise the standards of your financial reporting.

Mr Ronald Wong, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY Singapore 
4.45pm
Panel discussion:
Art of Tech: Conversations in the Boardroom

Over the past decade, technology has evolved from being a part of our lives to something that we cannot live without. Interestingly, even as we become open in technology adoption in our daily personal lives, advance technology adoption in the finance department still faces high levels inertia. How can we close the gap of technology adoption in the corporate world?

Hear from behind the doors of the boardroom to know the thought process of both finance leaders and their stakeholders. Find out how they convince their board to take up AI and other types of IOT and garner support from their teams to adopt RPA.

Moderator: Ms Julie Yeap, Managing Director, Mastering Success

Panellists:

1. Mr Richardo Chua, Group Managing Director, Adrenalin Group
2. Mr Damian Khoo, Director of Solution Consultant, Netsuite
3. Ms Cyndi Pei, Group Financial Controller, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited
4. Ms Wong Su-Yen, First Vice-Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors, Chairperson, Nera Telecommunications
Panel discussion:
Public Sector Finance: The Thrust of Trust

The public sector finance teams are deemed as reliable stewards and have always been entrusted with sensitive information. As one of the function upholding stewardship and professionalism in organisations, how should the finance team wield this power of trust? In light of the rise in cyberattacks, how is cybersecurity changing the role of finance? How can finance partner with technology in contributing towards shaping systems and data security strategies from the grounds up given its affinity in instituting strong controls and proper data management?

Hear from business and finance leaders on how finance can contribute towards building trust.

Moderator: Ms Tan Aik Na, Vice President (Administration), Nanyang Technological University

Panellists:

1. Ms Jeanne Liew, Principal and CEO, Nanyang Polytechnic
2. Mr Darren Tan, Chief Financial Officer, OCBC Bank
3. Mr Wee Tee Heng, Director, Finance and Corporate Development, Accountant-General's Department (AGD)
5.30pm
End of Conference

*Programme is subject to changes without further notice

 

Strategic Partners

  

 

Terms & Conditions:
  • Group registration rate applies to transactions with a minimum of 3 tickets.
  • Registrations have to be made in one transaction to enjoy the group registration rate. Additional registrations at the group registration rate are not allowed once the transaction is completed.
  • There will strictly be no refunds for any cancellations or no-shows. Replacements are allowed, up to 7 working days before the event. Please email events@isca.org.sg for replacement requests.

Intended For

Professional Accountants in Business (Private and Public Sector)

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 0.75 Hours
Category 2 = 0.50 Hours
Others = 4.75 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

17 Jul 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

TBC

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


To be announced at a later date

 
On the back of a successful PAIB Conference in 2018, we are back to present the 2019 PAIB Conference, a dedicated conference for finance professionals, both from the public and private sector.

Join us to be part of the largest accounting and finance conference attended by finance professionals in Singapore to take home the key trends you need to know in one day! Curated specially for the accountants in business, the PAIB Conference will discuss the opportunities amidst transformations from a global perspective, the implementation challenges of new accounting standards, and hot button issues affecting finance professionals in Singapore, as well as out of the region!


Fees
Categories
Fees (inclusive of GST)
Early Bird
Member: $365.94
Non-Member: $439.13
Regular
Member: $406.60
Non-Member: $487.92
Bundle Package (PAIB + FFCC)
Member:
Early Bird: $731.88 per person
Regular: $772.54 per person
 
Non-Member:
Early Bird: $878.26 per person
Regular: $927.05 per person


User-added image

Programme Outline

Time
Topic
8.30am
Registration
9.00am
 
Welcome Address by ISCA

Mr Yvonne Chan, Vice President, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
9.20am
Keynote Address by Guest-of-Honour

Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance & Education
9.40am
One Young World: Ascend of the New Generation

At the heart of every global threat, is a failure of leadership. This new generation is the most informed, most educated, most connected generation in human history.

Since 2015, ISCA has been sponsoring one young and bright ISCA member to be a One Young World Ambassador. This annual One Young World summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. Through this, we believe our young members can further inspire our ISCA community and become an impactful young leader to create a better world, with more responsible, more effective leadership.

Be inspired by our younger generation to make a change and be the change. Find out who will represent ISCA to join this year’s One Young World Summit taking place in London
10.00am
Infrastructure development in ASEAN – Trends and way forward

Ms Lynn Tho, Partner, ASEAN Infrastructure Advisory, EY Singapore
10.30am
Morning Tea Break
11.00am
Opportunities Amidst Transformations: A Global Voice

Sun-Tze once said, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”. Opportunities are created with every transformation. With new landscapes, increasing expectations and additional regulations, finance professionals should learn to transform these challenges into opportunities to stand out from the crowd. Be enlightened by a global leader as he shares the top 5 trends a finance professional needs to know to capitalise on such opportunities.

Mr Venkkat Ramanan, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants (AICPA)
11.30am
Panel Discussion:
Opportunities Amidst Transformations: Bend or Break with an Agile Culture

With the business environment evolving rapidly, it is imperative for all organisations to break barriers to remain relevant. Agile working goes beyond flexibility at work and focuses on removing boundaries in order to get work done as efficiently as possible. With the many benefits of agile working for both the employees and businesses, creating an agile culture is now or never. Evolution of a corporation cannot rely purely on HR but requires a change in mindset of the entire organization. How can CFOs, as backbone of the corporation, led the evolution of agile culture? What can the leaders do to ensure that this change is made assessible to everyone, especially the finance team? Hear wise words from our panel as they discuss their challenges, lessons learned and practical solutions in achieving this synergy.

Moderator: Mr Venkkat Ramanan, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, American Institute of Certified Pubic Accountants (AICPA)

Panellists:

1. Mr Dennis Chia, Chief Financial Officer, Starhub
2. Mr Kevin Fitzgerald, Regional Director, Xero
3. Mr Mahmoud Hatami, Head of APAC Revenue Strategy & Operations, Dropbox
4. Mr Ho Seng Chee, Chief Work & Culture Officer, Justco
12.30pm
Networking Lunch
 
Time
Track 1
(Private Sector)
Track 2
(Public Sector)
2.00pm
Art of War: Man vs Machine

Employees are the biggest assets of any organisation. Instead of replacing humans at work, technology can value add to job functions and as a result, increase the intrinsic value of assets. How should companies harmonise this “battle” and reap the benefits?

Mr Marcus Schmid, Global Head of International Management, LucaNet
The Cyborg Brains: Future Employee of Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 comes as a wave which not only changes how and what we do, it changes the mindset before we execute the how and what we do. Unfold the Industry 4.0 technologies as they evolve the way you work in the public sector. Learn from the early adopters how automation can alleviate your workload while ensuring governance and trust. Future proof your finance team for Industry 4.0.

Mr Erik Saito, General Manager of Asia Pacific, Workiva
2.30pm
Behavioural Competencies: A New Chapter for PAIBs

Given the increasing complexity of business and financial reporting, there is a growing emphasis on “behavioral competencies” such as acting ethically and legally, exercising professional judgment and demonstrating emotional intelligence. What are some of the potential challenges when making reliable judgments and what are the necessary skillsets PAIBs need to be equipped to reach a professional analysis? Stay tuned for the new chapter in the life of a PAIB.

Mr Kwok Wui San, Partner, Risk, Regulations & Compliance Leader, PwC Singapore
The Ethics of Efficiency: A Balancing Act

Public sector ethics has always been kept at the highest standards. Whilst highly regulated, it is a thin line between ethics and efficiency. It is not always the best strategy to run an organisation that is economically efficient while being ethically appealing. How can we manage both without compromising on standards? How should we strike a balance?

Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan, Head, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Rajah & Tann Singapore
3.00pm
Business Sustainability Beyond the Financial Horizon

In times of uncertainty where corporations can be ruined when no proper project financing or appropriate credit options were made, defaults can make the future look bleak. How can we spot the tell-tale signs and what how can we change to reduce the risks of uncertainty?

Mr Kelvin Teo, Co-Founder and CEO, Funding Societies
 
Governance@Digital: Stepping up Risk Management in the age of digital transformation

With the rise of the digital age, how will governance be managed differently in the public sector? How can public sector step up its risk management efforts and leverage advances in digital, cloud, mobile and advanced analytics to embed deeper and more insightful risk information in strategy formulation, performance management and supporting decision-making? How do we transform risk management in organisations and build up organisational agility and resilience in the face of greater volatility and uncertainty?

Dr Vrizlynn Thing, Senior Vice President, Head of Cybersecurity Strategic Technology Centre, ST Engineering  
3.30pm
Afternoon Tea Break
4.00pm
FRS 115 – One Year On, What Have We Learnt?

Hear from an industry expert a post-implementation review of FRS 115. Learn how others overcame the teething challenges with some suggested resolutions.

Mr Haridas Kanagasabai, Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte
Getting a Grip on Public Sector Financial Reporting

Find out what is in the spotlight of the public sector financial statements. Learn from an industry expert on how to raise the standards of your financial reporting.

Mr Ronald Wong, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY Singapore 
4.45pm
Panel discussion:
Art of Tech: Conversations in the Boardroom

Over the past decade, technology has evolved from being a part of our lives to something that we cannot live without. Interestingly, even as we become open in technology adoption in our daily personal lives, advance technology adoption in the finance department still faces high levels inertia. How can we close the gap of technology adoption in the corporate world?

Hear from behind the doors of the boardroom to know the thought process of both finance leaders and their stakeholders. Find out how they convince their board to take up AI and other types of IOT and garner support from their teams to adopt RPA.

Moderator: Ms Julie Yeap, Managing Director, Mastering Success

Panellists:

1. Mr Richardo Chua, Group Managing Director, Adrenalin Group
2. Mr Damian Khoo, Director of Solution Consultant, Netsuite
3. Ms Cyndi Pei, Group Financial Controller, Yeo Hiap Seng Limited
4. Ms Wong Su-Yen, First Vice-Chairman, Singapore Institute of Directors, Chairperson, Nera Telecommunications
Panel discussion:
Public Sector Finance: The Thrust of Trust

The public sector finance teams are deemed as reliable stewards and have always been entrusted with sensitive information. As one of the function upholding stewardship and professionalism in organisations, how should the finance team wield this power of trust? In light of the rise in cyberattacks, how is cybersecurity changing the role of finance? How can finance partner with technology in contributing towards shaping systems and data security strategies from the grounds up given its affinity in instituting strong controls and proper data management?

Hear from business and finance leaders on how finance can contribute towards building trust.

Moderator: Ms Tan Aik Na, Vice President (Administration), Nanyang Technological University

Panellists:

1. Ms Jeanne Liew, Principal and CEO, Nanyang Polytechnic
2. Mr Darren Tan, Chief Financial Officer, OCBC Bank
3. Mr Wee Tee Heng, Director, Finance and Corporate Development, Accountant-General's Department (AGD)
5.30pm
End of Conference

*Programme is subject to changes without further notice

 

Strategic Partners

  

 

Terms & Conditions:
  • Group registration rate applies to transactions with a minimum of 3 tickets.
  • Registrations have to be made in one transaction to enjoy the group registration rate. Additional registrations at the group registration rate are not allowed once the transaction is completed.
  • There will strictly be no refunds for any cancellations or no-shows. Replacements are allowed, up to 7 working days before the event. Please email events@isca.org.sg for replacement requests.

Intended For

Professional Accountants in Business (Private and Public Sector)

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 0.75 Hours
Category 2 = 0.50 Hours
Others = 4.75 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

To be announced at a later date

Upcoming Schedule

Registration is closed

Date & Time

17 Jul 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 406.60   $ 365.94
For Non-Members: $ 487.92   $ 439.13
Early Bird Discount till 21 Aug 2019

Programme Facilitator(s)

TBC

Venue

1 Bayfront Avenue
Level 3
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Cassia Ballroom
Singapore 018971