Course Detail(E130 : Ethical Stewardship for Controllers and Finance Managers: Steering Ethically Throughout Your Accounting Career)

SDF Funding, SkillsFuture Credit, UTAP Funding

E130 : Ethical Stewardship for Controllers and Finance Managers: Steering Ethically Throughout Your Accounting Career

7.00 CPE Hours (Category 2)
Classroom

Programme Objective

This course will introduce participants to ethics, personal and professional skills and establish a foundation for developing an independent mindset to compare and question different ethical perspectives. This will ensure that all Singapore Chartered Accountants have the minimum requisite knowledge in these areas, which will then be further developed and integrated into the real world of a professional accountant.

This truly unique course is specially conceptualised and designed to provide you with a framework for ethical conduct in the accounting profession by focusing on the principles and guidance provided in the Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. This excruciatingly candid course addresses the practical applications of the Code and the five fundamental principles. 

This course is designed in a fun and exciting format that traces the professional life of STAR, a Chartered Accountant of Singapore who faces various ethically challenging situations — aspects most professional accountants will very likely encounter during their own careers.

This programme will also help to: 

  • Build resilience in professional accountants; 
  • Provide them the competitive advantage in the market place; and 
  • Place them in good stead as they progress in their careers. 

This is an interactive course which will include plenty of short case examples, fun facts, ethical dilemmas faced by accountants and real life illustrations to help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Programme Outline

Module 1 – What’s behind Professional Ethics?

  • Professionalism and You!

  • Regulation of Accountants in Singapore

  • The Five Fundamental Principles for Every Professional Accountant

  • Legal and Ethical Expectations of a Chartered Accountant of Singapore

  • Acting in the Public Interest

Module 2 – Law and Regulations

  • Theft and Fraud

  • Bribery and Corruption

  • Money Laundering

  • Data Security

  • Audit of Accounts 

Module 3 – Professional Ethics

  • Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants

  • Threats to the Fundamental Principles

  • Safeguards Against Threats to Fundamental Principles

  • Ethical Conflict Resolution

  • It’s Story Time!

Module 4 – Personal Values

  • Rules versus Principles

  • Ethics and Maturity

  • Framework for Ethical Decision-Making

  • Top 10 Lessons We Learn in Ethics

  • Fun Quiz – “Who Wants to be an Ethics Guru?”

Why Attend this Seminar? Why this One?

The answer is communication. This course will help you better understand the language of ethics.

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

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

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 Prof Sandhu’s trademark end-of-day fun and exciting quiz round (Who Wants to be an Ethics Genius) which will help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An Intermediate Level programme intended for both Practising and Non-Practising Accountants.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 7.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

21 Aug 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Date & Time

16 Nov 2018 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Date & Time

17 Nov 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

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Funding

1] SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
Funding Period: Until 19 May 2020
Course Reference Number: CRS-N-0047032

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from the government. The credits will not expire and periodic top-ups will be provided by the government. SFC may be accumulated to pay for skills related course fees. You may wish to use your SFC to pay for partial/full ISCA course fees.  (For more information on the SFC scheme, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit)

If you wish to enrol for the course with SFC Funding, please proceed with the following steps:

  • Step 1: Register for the course online via ISCA Portal. Upon adding to cart, the system will prompt a question “Do you wish to apply for SkillsFuture Credit?”, click “Yes” and input all required information. At the Cart page, please ensure that SFC funding is applied before clicking “Checkout”.
  • Step 2: After successful enrolment, please proceed to submit SFC claim on Skillsfuture Portal within 60 days before the course start date and obtain the necessary approval. Please submit SFC claim via SFC portal here: http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit.

Failure to submit claim application and obtain necessary approval before the course start date will result in topping up of the SFC indicated for use. Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.


2] WDA Training Grant - SDF Funding
This course is approved for SDF funding ($2 per training hour) for Company-sponsored participants only (Eligibility criteria apply). 

Funding Period: Until 19 May 2020
Funded Hours: 7 hours
Course Reference Number: CRS-N-0047032

If you wish to enrol participants with SDF Funding, please proceed with the following steps (For Corporate enrolments only) :

  • Step 1: Register for the course online via ISCA Portal. Upon adding to cart, the system will prompt a question “Do you wish to apply for WDA Funding?”, click Yes and input all required information. At the Cart page, please ensure that SDF funding is applied before clicking “Checkout”.
     
  • Step 2: After successful enrolment, please proceed to submit the Training Grant application via SkillsConnect Portal here: https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/

Employers of company-sponsored participants must submit training grant via SkillsConnect system to obtain training grant for course fees. You may submit the Training Grant application within the period from 30 days before the course start date to 30 days after course start date. Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore and;
  • Applicant is taking the course for the first time.
  • Applicant must be employed, and is either Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore and;
  • Applicant must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass all examinations /assessments and;
  • Applicant must be fully sponsored by the Company for all costs associated with the training and;
  • Payment has to be made via corporate means (e.g. corporate cheque, corporate GIRO, corporate credit card).

 

3] NTUC Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) is an individual skills upgrading account for NTUC members. NTUC member gets to enjoy UTAP funding 50% of the unfunded course fee capped at $250 every year. This excludes miscellaneous fees such as GST and registration fee etc.
 
This course is approved for UTAP support for intakes conducted between 01 April 2019 – 31 March 2020.
 
As UTAP is given on calendar year basis, and calculated based on year of training taken, it cannot be accumulated.

  • Maintained paid-up NTUC membership before course, throughout course duration and at the point of claim and;
  • Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP and training must commence within the supported period and;
  • Unfunded course fee must not be fully sponsored by company or other types of funding
  • Unfunded course fee must be S$20.00 and above, and;
  • Member must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any and;
  • UTAP application must be made within 6 months after course ends.


To submit for UTAP claims, please visit http://skillsupgrade.ntuc.org.sg/. Terms and conditions apply.
Should you have queries on the funding scheme, you can email to UTAP@e2i.com.sg or call NTUC Membership Hotline at 6213-8008

 

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

This course will introduce participants to ethics, personal and professional skills and establish a foundation for developing an independent mindset to compare and question different ethical perspectives. This will ensure that all Singapore Chartered Accountants have the minimum requisite knowledge in these areas, which will then be further developed and integrated into the real world of a professional accountant.

This truly unique course is specially conceptualised and designed to provide you with a framework for ethical conduct in the accounting profession by focusing on the principles and guidance provided in the Handbook of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants. This excruciatingly candid course addresses the practical applications of the Code and the five fundamental principles. 

This course is designed in a fun and exciting format that traces the professional life of STAR, a Chartered Accountant of Singapore who faces various ethically challenging situations — aspects most professional accountants will very likely encounter during their own careers.

This programme will also help to: 

  • Build resilience in professional accountants; 
  • Provide them the competitive advantage in the market place; and 
  • Place them in good stead as they progress in their careers. 

This is an interactive course which will include plenty of short case examples, fun facts, ethical dilemmas faced by accountants and real life illustrations to help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Programme Outline

Module 1 – What’s behind Professional Ethics?

  • Professionalism and You!

  • Regulation of Accountants in Singapore

  • The Five Fundamental Principles for Every Professional Accountant

  • Legal and Ethical Expectations of a Chartered Accountant of Singapore

  • Acting in the Public Interest

Module 2 – Law and Regulations

  • Theft and Fraud

  • Bribery and Corruption

  • Money Laundering

  • Data Security

  • Audit of Accounts 

Module 3 – Professional Ethics

  • Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants

  • Threats to the Fundamental Principles

  • Safeguards Against Threats to Fundamental Principles

  • Ethical Conflict Resolution

  • It’s Story Time!

Module 4 – Personal Values

  • Rules versus Principles

  • Ethics and Maturity

  • Framework for Ethical Decision-Making

  • Top 10 Lessons We Learn in Ethics

  • Fun Quiz – “Who Wants to be an Ethics Guru?”

Why Attend this Seminar? Why this One?

The answer is communication. This course will help you better understand the language of ethics.

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

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

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 Prof Sandhu’s trademark end-of-day fun and exciting quiz round (Who Wants to be an Ethics Genius) which will help reinforce the learning concepts and outcomes.

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An Intermediate Level programme intended for both Practising and Non-Practising Accountants.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 7.00 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

Registration is closed

Date & Time

21 Aug 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 329.56
For Non-Members: $ 398.04

Programme Facilitator(s)

Sarjit Singh

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709