Course Detail(E175v : Managing Ethical Challenges in Grant Governance (Live Webinar))

E175v : Managing Ethical Challenges in Grant Governance (Live Webinar)

7.00 CPE Hours (Category 2)
Live Webinar

Programme Objective

Government disburses significant amounts of grants every year for various public programmes and projects. For example, such grants could be given to the business sector to promote economic growth, or they can be for social objectives that are targeted at certain segments of the population.
 

These grants are administered by public sector agencies through a wide range of grant schemes. It is imperative that accountancy professionals uphold strong ethical standards and be able to address the common issues with grant governance.

This one-day programme deals with the challenging situations of managing government grants based on Singapore’s experience, as highlighted by various audit and fraud cases. It is interactive and presents several scenarios for discussion, including examples, case studies and best practices for learning.

Programme Outline

  • Ethics: The Basics
    • Understanding ethics and probity
    • Applicable principles
  • Managing Government Grants
    • Definition of government grants
    • Types of government grants
    • Grant management lifecycle
      • Design and setup
      • Evaluation and approval
      • Disbursement
      • Monitoring and review
      • Cessation
    • Ethics and accountability
  • Case Studies Discussion
    • Covering key issues such as meeting objectives, proper disbursement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good Practices on Grant Management

Pre-requisites
Please take note of the following admission requirements:
  • Trainings will be conducted on Zoom platform, thus video camera and microphone are compulsory
  • Mandatory for video camera to be turned on throughout the course
  • Display your official name (as per NRIC) in Zoom, to facilitate attendance taking


Training Methodology

Lecture style, with case studies and examples

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment.

Intended For

  • All who are interested in ethical issues in grant governance;
  • Public officers; and
  • Personnel with dealings in government grants.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 7.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

04 Nov 2022 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 303.88
For Non-Members: $ 364.87

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chen Shian Jan
Koh Gim Liong

Venue

Online Classroom in or outside of
Singapore

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


Chen Shian Jan 
CA Singapore


Shian Jan started his career with the Accountant-General’s Department (AGD) and was later posted to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) headquarters. He was extensively involved in various aspects of Public Financial Management during his service in the Singapore public sector. This included the administration of Government’s central accounting system, preparation of the annual Government financial statements, budgetary allocation for several ministries, and formulation of public service-wide policies, such as the Instruction Manuals on financial management and government procurement, protection of Singapore’s reserves, Budgeting for Results, and Managing for Excellence.

As a trainer specializing in public governance, he has shared his experience with both Singapore participants and delegates from ASEAN, China, and other Asian and Commonwealth countries.  His training assignments have brought him to places that include Brunei, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam.  Effectively bilingual, Shian Jan has also delivered many lectures and seminars in Mandarin to public officials of the Chinese government.

Shian Jan graduated from the National University of Singapore and is currently a non-practising Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning) by Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System. He is currently pursuing the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). Shian Jan was awarded the Commendation Medal (Pingat Kepujian), 1999 National Award. Furthermore, as an associate trainer, he received the Trainer Excellence Award 2013 from the Civil Service College.
 

Koh Gim Liong
A Singapore, CFA


Koh Gim Liong has worked in the corporate sector (both civil service and private sector) for more than 10 years before he made a career switch to training. Gim Liong’s experience is diversified and covers training, project management, ERP implementation, business process re-engineering, financial and operations management.

He started as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (then known as Coopers and Lybrand). He subsequently moved on to the public sector as an accountant in the Accountant-General’s Department, Ministry of Finance. When he was seconded to the Singapore Police Force, he was responsible for the finance operations and implementation of key financial initiatives.

At the Ministry of Education, he was managing the operating budget section and evaluating budget proposals. At his last assignment, Gim Liong was with a financial institution listed in Singapore where he managed the investment team responsible for accounting and operations on investment products. He is now a trainer sharing his knowledge and experience in areas like accounting, investing, budgeting, procurement as well as governance issues in the Singapore public sector. He has extensive experience in managing participants with diverse cultures and backgrounds, given his interactions with course participants from countries like Singapore, India, Pakistan, Russia, China, Bhutan, Brunei, Middle East, etc. He has also conducted several overseas programmes in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Nauru. On professional courses, he has taught CFA Level 1 Preparatory Programme and Financial Accounting (in both English and Mandarin).


Gim Liong graduated from Nanyang Technological University. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore) as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) holder. He is also a licensed financial adviser representative providing advice to clients on wealth management. He holds several finance-related certificates in insurance and investments (awarded by the Singapore College of Insurance) as well as the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning) (awarded under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System).

Programme Objective

Government disburses significant amounts of grants every year for various public programmes and projects. For example, such grants could be given to the business sector to promote economic growth, or they can be for social objectives that are targeted at certain segments of the population.
 

These grants are administered by public sector agencies through a wide range of grant schemes. It is imperative that accountancy professionals uphold strong ethical standards and be able to address the common issues with grant governance.

This one-day programme deals with the challenging situations of managing government grants based on Singapore’s experience, as highlighted by various audit and fraud cases. It is interactive and presents several scenarios for discussion, including examples, case studies and best practices for learning.

Programme Outline

  • Ethics: The Basics
    • Understanding ethics and probity
    • Applicable principles
  • Managing Government Grants
    • Definition of government grants
    • Types of government grants
    • Grant management lifecycle
      • Design and setup
      • Evaluation and approval
      • Disbursement
      • Monitoring and review
      • Cessation
    • Ethics and accountability
  • Case Studies Discussion
    • Covering key issues such as meeting objectives, proper disbursement, monitoring and evaluation
  • Good Practices on Grant Management

Pre-requisites
Please take note of the following admission requirements:
  • Trainings will be conducted on Zoom platform, thus video camera and microphone are compulsory
  • Mandatory for video camera to be turned on throughout the course
  • Display your official name (as per NRIC) in Zoom, to facilitate attendance taking


Training Methodology

Lecture style, with case studies and examples

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment.

Intended For

  • All who are interested in ethical issues in grant governance;
  • Public officers; and
  • Personnel with dealings in government grants.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 7.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chen Shian Jan 
CA Singapore


Shian Jan started his career with the Accountant-General’s Department (AGD) and was later posted to the Ministry of Finance (MOF) headquarters. He was extensively involved in various aspects of Public Financial Management during his service in the Singapore public sector. This included the administration of Government’s central accounting system, preparation of the annual Government financial statements, budgetary allocation for several ministries, and formulation of public service-wide policies, such as the Instruction Manuals on financial management and government procurement, protection of Singapore’s reserves, Budgeting for Results, and Managing for Excellence.

As a trainer specializing in public governance, he has shared his experience with both Singapore participants and delegates from ASEAN, China, and other Asian and Commonwealth countries.  His training assignments have brought him to places that include Brunei, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan and Vietnam.  Effectively bilingual, Shian Jan has also delivered many lectures and seminars in Mandarin to public officials of the Chinese government.

Shian Jan graduated from the National University of Singapore and is currently a non-practising Chartered Accountant (CA) of Singapore. He also holds an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning) by Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System. He is currently pursuing the WSQ Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). Shian Jan was awarded the Commendation Medal (Pingat Kepujian), 1999 National Award. Furthermore, as an associate trainer, he received the Trainer Excellence Award 2013 from the Civil Service College.
 
Koh Gim Liong
A Singapore, CFA


Koh Gim Liong has worked in the corporate sector (both civil service and private sector) for more than 10 years before he made a career switch to training. Gim Liong’s experience is diversified and covers training, project management, ERP implementation, business process re-engineering, financial and operations management.

He started as an auditor with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (then known as Coopers and Lybrand). He subsequently moved on to the public sector as an accountant in the Accountant-General’s Department, Ministry of Finance. When he was seconded to the Singapore Police Force, he was responsible for the finance operations and implementation of key financial initiatives.

At the Ministry of Education, he was managing the operating budget section and evaluating budget proposals. At his last assignment, Gim Liong was with a financial institution listed in Singapore where he managed the investment team responsible for accounting and operations on investment products. He is now a trainer sharing his knowledge and experience in areas like accounting, investing, budgeting, procurement as well as governance issues in the Singapore public sector. He has extensive experience in managing participants with diverse cultures and backgrounds, given his interactions with course participants from countries like Singapore, India, Pakistan, Russia, China, Bhutan, Brunei, Middle East, etc. He has also conducted several overseas programmes in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Nauru. On professional courses, he has taught CFA Level 1 Preparatory Programme and Financial Accounting (in both English and Mandarin).


Gim Liong graduated from Nanyang Technological University. He is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore) as well as a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) holder. He is also a licensed financial adviser representative providing advice to clients on wealth management. He holds several finance-related certificates in insurance and investments (awarded by the Singapore College of Insurance) as well as the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (Facilitated Learning) (awarded under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System).

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

04 Nov 2022 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 303.88
For Non-Members: $ 364.87

Programme Facilitator(s)

Chen Shian Jan
Koh Gim Liong

Venue

Online Classroom in or outside of
Singapore