Course Detail(E094 : Ethical Business Conduct: Tell Tale Signs of Companies in Trouble)

E094 : Ethical Business Conduct: Tell Tale Signs of Companies in Trouble

4.00 CPE Hours (Category 2)
Classroom

Programme Objective

A Fun and Engaging Seminar on Business Frauds, Scandals and issues related to underlying Ethics and governance.

This highly interactive seminar gives you the State-of-the-Art weapons you need to identify warnings of a company’s problems before earnings come out and the damage is irreversible. This seminar will provide you an overview of the 6 categories of financial gimmicks and the fundamental tricks that companies have used to mislead auditors and investors for decades and use that knowledge to boost your organization to a higher ethical platform.

The trainer will share with you his real life experiences, easy-to-understand examples, ‘movie time’ and plenty of illustrations to help explain how you can uncover revenue tricks, expense traps and liability scams.

This is a lively and engaging seminar which will include plenty of short case examples, fun facts and real life illustrations to help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Programme Outline

  1. Sharing the US and Singapore Experience
  2. Motivation for Fraud – Introducing the “Fraud Triangle” and Risk Factors
  3. Who is a Typical Fraudster?
  4. The 6 Categories of Fraud – International and Local Case Examples
  5. How Unscrupulous Management Fudge Their Books
  6. Top Ten Things to Look at When Analysing a Company to understand what went wrong in ethics and governance
  7. Movie Time – “Simple Violations, Serious Consequences”
  8. Quiz Time – “Who Wants to be a Fraud Buster” - Become an Ethical Steward!

    Why Attend this Seminar? Why this One?

    The answer is communication. This seminar will help you better understand the language of forensic accounting.

    The trainer is a highly experienced practitioner and instructor and is well-regarded for his ability to translate complex financial concepts into plain language, and the use of illustrations, examples and real life experiences to help develop/enhance your understanding of forensic accounting.

    The trainer is able to draw on his full depth of knowledge about accounting, creativity and experience to develop compelling and enjoyable programs.

Training Methodology

Seminar style - Story-telling, Fun Facts, Short Case Examples, Real Life Illustrations, ‘Talk to Your Neighbour’, “It’s Movie Time” with pre- and post-screening activities, and plenty of team activities such as end-of-day quiz questions (Who Wants to be a Fraud Buster) which will help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before program or until full enrolment

Intended For

Foundation to intermediate level programme intended for anyone who wishes to acquire knowledge on business frauds and scandals and forensic accounting.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 4.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

23 Dec 2019 (1:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

Limited Seats

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 199.02
For Non-Members: $ 237.54

Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Date & Time

07 Oct 2019 (1:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Date & Time

28 Aug 2019 (1:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

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Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Date & Time

11 Oct 2018 (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

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Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


Sarjit Singh
FCA (Singapore), FCA (Australia)

Executive Chairman, Ardent Associates LLP

Sarjit is the Executive Chairman of Ardent Associates LLP, a firm of Chartered Accountants and the winner of the Best Practice Award at the Singapore Accountancy Awards in 2016. Ardent is a member firm of Kreston International.

Sarjit leads the Risk and Governance practice at Ardent. He has an extensive experience in a broad range of assurance and advisory services including statutory audits, corporate governance, risk assurance, internal audit, financial due diligence and regulatory advice.

Sarjit has over 25 years of multinational experience including 16 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he led the audit and advisory engagements of various multinationals, public listed companies and financial institutions.

Prior to Ardent, Sarjit was the CFO of AIA Singapore and Aviva Asia. He was responsible for formulating and implementing the financial, investment and commercial strategies for AIA Singapore and Aviva's diverse businesses in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region respectively.

Sarjit has served on various Singapore government-appointed committees, including the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services and the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Life Committee.

Sarjit is presently serving as the Chairman of the Singapore Accountancy Commission’s Chartered Accountancy Learning and Assessment Committee – Foundation Programme. He is also a member of the Board of Education and Examiners at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Sarjit was conferred the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2011, the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2007, the ‘Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award’ in 2012, and the SG50 community accolade in 2015 in recognition of his professional achievements and contributions to the nation.
 

Programme Objective

A Fun and Engaging Seminar on Business Frauds, Scandals and issues related to underlying Ethics and governance.

This highly interactive seminar gives you the State-of-the-Art weapons you need to identify warnings of a company’s problems before earnings come out and the damage is irreversible. This seminar will provide you an overview of the 6 categories of financial gimmicks and the fundamental tricks that companies have used to mislead auditors and investors for decades and use that knowledge to boost your organization to a higher ethical platform.

The trainer will share with you his real life experiences, easy-to-understand examples, ‘movie time’ and plenty of illustrations to help explain how you can uncover revenue tricks, expense traps and liability scams.

This is a lively and engaging seminar which will include plenty of short case examples, fun facts and real life illustrations to help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Programme Outline

  1. Sharing the US and Singapore Experience
  2. Motivation for Fraud – Introducing the “Fraud Triangle” and Risk Factors
  3. Who is a Typical Fraudster?
  4. The 6 Categories of Fraud – International and Local Case Examples
  5. How Unscrupulous Management Fudge Their Books
  6. Top Ten Things to Look at When Analysing a Company to understand what went wrong in ethics and governance
  7. Movie Time – “Simple Violations, Serious Consequences”
  8. Quiz Time – “Who Wants to be a Fraud Buster” - Become an Ethical Steward!

    Why Attend this Seminar? Why this One?

    The answer is communication. This seminar will help you better understand the language of forensic accounting.

    The trainer is a highly experienced practitioner and instructor and is well-regarded for his ability to translate complex financial concepts into plain language, and the use of illustrations, examples and real life experiences to help develop/enhance your understanding of forensic accounting.

    The trainer is able to draw on his full depth of knowledge about accounting, creativity and experience to develop compelling and enjoyable programs.

Training Methodology

Seminar style - Story-telling, Fun Facts, Short Case Examples, Real Life Illustrations, ‘Talk to Your Neighbour’, “It’s Movie Time” with pre- and post-screening activities, and plenty of team activities such as end-of-day quiz questions (Who Wants to be a Fraud Buster) which will help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before program or until full enrolment

Intended For

Foundation to intermediate level programme intended for anyone who wishes to acquire knowledge on business frauds and scandals and forensic accounting.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 4.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh
FCA (Singapore), FCA (Australia)

Executive Chairman, Ardent Associates LLP

Sarjit is the Executive Chairman of Ardent Associates LLP, a firm of Chartered Accountants and the winner of the Best Practice Award at the Singapore Accountancy Awards in 2016. Ardent is a member firm of Kreston International.

Sarjit leads the Risk and Governance practice at Ardent. He has an extensive experience in a broad range of assurance and advisory services including statutory audits, corporate governance, risk assurance, internal audit, financial due diligence and regulatory advice.

Sarjit has over 25 years of multinational experience including 16 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where he led the audit and advisory engagements of various multinationals, public listed companies and financial institutions.

Prior to Ardent, Sarjit was the CFO of AIA Singapore and Aviva Asia. He was responsible for formulating and implementing the financial, investment and commercial strategies for AIA Singapore and Aviva's diverse businesses in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific region respectively.

Sarjit has served on various Singapore government-appointed committees, including the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE), Working Group on Legal and Accounting Services and the Central Provident Fund (CPF) Life Committee.

Sarjit is presently serving as the Chairman of the Singapore Accountancy Commission’s Chartered Accountancy Learning and Assessment Committee – Foundation Programme. He is also a member of the Board of Education and Examiners at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Sarjit was conferred the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2011, the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2007, the ‘Nanyang Alumni Achievement Award’ in 2012, and the SG50 community accolade in 2015 in recognition of his professional achievements and contributions to the nation.
 

Upcoming Schedule

Limited Seats

Date & Time

23 Dec 2019 (1:30 PM - 5:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 199.02
For Non-Members: $ 237.54

Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709