Course Detail(PC2019 : ISCA Practitioners Conference 2019: New Frontiers for Tomorrow’s Practice)

PC2019 : ISCA Practitioners Conference 2019: New Frontiers for Tomorrow’s Practice NEW

6.00 CPE Hours (Category 2, Category 3, Others)
Classroom


Group purchase (9 pax) at more than 20% off member rate! Please click here to purchase. 

ISCA’s flagship event for practitioners and the final instalment of the Singapore Accountancy and Audit Convention (SAAC) series – The Practitioners Conference – is set to challenge your practice’s strategy.

Join our industry leaders and experts as they define the role of the profession in current dynamic economic climate and create new possibilities for the audit profession. Learn how the profession can and will be evolving amidst the changing landscape. Also hear from our regulator and subject matter experts to strengthen core technical capabilities, and prepare for upcoming audits.

The Practice of Tomorrow cannot be formed in a day. The Practitioners Conference 2019 aims for professionals to rethink your strategy, strengthen core proficiency and bring back new ideas to form your ideal future-ready practice.

Fees

Categories
Fees (inclusive of GST)
Individual
Member: $406.60
Non-Member: $487.92
Group Purchase ( 9 pax )
$2,889.00
(more than 20% off member rate)        

Programme Outline

TIME

PROGRAMME

8.30am

Registration and Networking

9.00am

Welcome by ISCA

Mr Kon Yin Tong
President, ISCA                           

9.10am

Guest-of-Honour

9.25am

Panel Discussion:
New Frontiers for Tomorrow’s Practice

In one of the toughest and dynamic economic climates in modern times, the relevance of the role of the profession in the financial markets is more important than ever. How do we define the profession’s role and where do we position ourselves to continuously deliver value to businesses and serve the public interest? How would the Practice of Tomorrow look like? Join our panel as they create an ideal future-ready practice.

10.25am

Morning Break

10.55am

The Future of Standard-Setting

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) puts forth a proposed strategy that reflects changing technology, a dynamic small-and medium-sized entity landscape and emerging reporting needs for the next 3 years. Hear from the Chair of the ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee on what is coming up, both from the international and local front.

Mr Hans Koopmans
Chairman, ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee
Partner, PwC LLP

11.15am

Valuation for Financial Reporting

Accounting and valuation standards are becoming increasingly complex. Often, auditors will involve a valuer as an expert as part of the audit process. How do auditors get comfort on the work performed by external valuers and navigate the challenges in auditing fair values? Let the expert shed some light on how they performed their work.

Mr Eric Teo
Founding Chairman, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore
Head, Business Valuation & Advisory, Southeast Asia, Savills

11.45am

Panel Discussion:
Audit: Where Do We Go From Here?

Recent corporate scandals have raised doubts about auditors and their work. How far should auditors be accountable when a company fails? Is audit still a product valued by stakeholders or just a requirement from the regulators? Does the profession need to deliver a better product to meet changing stakeholders expectations? Join our panel as they debate on these tough questions.

12.30pm

Networking Lunch

2.00pm

Practice Monitoring Programme (PMP): Launch of 2019 PMP Report

The PMP is ACRA’s key regulatory programme to ascertain whether the auditor’s work has complied with the auditing standards. ACRA will be sharing key observations from their inspections to help you identify areas of improvement to enhance audit quality.

2.40pm

New Dimensions of Ethics in the Digital Age

In this digital age, new technologies are raising ethical issues and dilemmas that we have never face before. How does technology affects the ethical responsibility of auditors? What is the influence of technology on our professional judgement? This session will share some of the tech ethical issues that the profession should think about.

3.10pm

TBA

3.30pm

Afternoon Break

 

TRACK 1

TRACK 2

4.00pm

Are You Keeping Up With the Pace? A Study of 349 Singapore Accounting Practices

97% of practices want change. 61% of firms want help. Accounting firms in Singapore are too caught up in the business, tackling challenges in the client and staff attraction and retention. They barely have time to spend on the business – learning and embracing technology, expanding their scope of services, and evolving for the future. Yet, the accountants who get it – the pacesetters – are up to 5 times ahead of their peers when it comes to client and revenue growth. Just what is the secret to thriving as a modern accounting firm? Xero will share insights from the 2020 Xero-ISCA Accounting Industry Study.

Mr Kevin Fitzgerald
Managing Director, Asia, Xero

Building Exceptional Client Service

Exceptional client service is an ongoing challenge for accounting firms. This track will focus on the hugely successful Disney management model of “on stage and off stage” service delivery and “over managing” through an attention detail that drives success. Experiences will be shared from a recent US trip to Disney University in Anaheim to undertake the Exceptional Leaders programs than can be directly articulated
to the clients and operations of an accounting firm.

Let his interactive sharing inspire your firm’s client service delivery.

Mr Mark Holton
Director, Smithink

4.30pm

Audit Intelligence Redefined

CaseWare will provide an update how technology is shaping the future of the profession and how the Data Driven Engagement, AI Infused Workflows and Real Time Collaboration enable new insights and collaboration models, creating value for accountants and their clients.

Mr Jaap De Waard
Head of Business Development, Europe & Middle East, CaseWare

4.50pm

2019 Audit Hot Spots

How do the upcoming changes in the auditing standards and changes in financial reporting requirements affect our audit approach? What are the key fundamentals that we need reminders on? This session will cover the key areas, from a technical perspective, that auditors need to consider for the 2019 audits.

Mr Ng Kian Hui
Audit Partner, Head of Audit & Assurance, BDO LLP

5.30pm

End of Conference

*Programme is subject to changes without further notice


Strategic Partner



Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

Practitioners and experienced audit professionals

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 1.00 Hours
Category 3 = 2.00 Hours
Others = 3.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

29 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 406.60
For Non-Members: $ 487.92

Programme Facilitator(s)

TBC

Venue

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

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


To be announced at a later date


Group purchase (9 pax) at more than 20% off member rate! Please click here to purchase. 

ISCA’s flagship event for practitioners and the final instalment of the Singapore Accountancy and Audit Convention (SAAC) series – The Practitioners Conference – is set to challenge your practice’s strategy.

Join our industry leaders and experts as they define the role of the profession in current dynamic economic climate and create new possibilities for the audit profession. Learn how the profession can and will be evolving amidst the changing landscape. Also hear from our regulator and subject matter experts to strengthen core technical capabilities, and prepare for upcoming audits.

The Practice of Tomorrow cannot be formed in a day. The Practitioners Conference 2019 aims for professionals to rethink your strategy, strengthen core proficiency and bring back new ideas to form your ideal future-ready practice.

Fees

Categories
Fees (inclusive of GST)
Individual
Member: $406.60
Non-Member: $487.92
Group Purchase ( 9 pax )
$2,889.00
(more than 20% off member rate)        

Programme Outline

TIME

PROGRAMME

8.30am

Registration and Networking

9.00am

Welcome by ISCA

Mr Kon Yin Tong
President, ISCA                           

9.10am

Guest-of-Honour

9.25am

Panel Discussion:
New Frontiers for Tomorrow’s Practice

In one of the toughest and dynamic economic climates in modern times, the relevance of the role of the profession in the financial markets is more important than ever. How do we define the profession’s role and where do we position ourselves to continuously deliver value to businesses and serve the public interest? How would the Practice of Tomorrow look like? Join our panel as they create an ideal future-ready practice.

10.25am

Morning Break

10.55am

The Future of Standard-Setting

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) puts forth a proposed strategy that reflects changing technology, a dynamic small-and medium-sized entity landscape and emerging reporting needs for the next 3 years. Hear from the Chair of the ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee on what is coming up, both from the international and local front.

Mr Hans Koopmans
Chairman, ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee
Partner, PwC LLP

11.15am

Valuation for Financial Reporting

Accounting and valuation standards are becoming increasingly complex. Often, auditors will involve a valuer as an expert as part of the audit process. How do auditors get comfort on the work performed by external valuers and navigate the challenges in auditing fair values? Let the expert shed some light on how they performed their work.

Mr Eric Teo
Founding Chairman, Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore
Head, Business Valuation & Advisory, Southeast Asia, Savills

11.45am

Panel Discussion:
Audit: Where Do We Go From Here?

Recent corporate scandals have raised doubts about auditors and their work. How far should auditors be accountable when a company fails? Is audit still a product valued by stakeholders or just a requirement from the regulators? Does the profession need to deliver a better product to meet changing stakeholders expectations? Join our panel as they debate on these tough questions.

12.30pm

Networking Lunch

2.00pm

Practice Monitoring Programme (PMP): Launch of 2019 PMP Report

The PMP is ACRA’s key regulatory programme to ascertain whether the auditor’s work has complied with the auditing standards. ACRA will be sharing key observations from their inspections to help you identify areas of improvement to enhance audit quality.

2.40pm

New Dimensions of Ethics in the Digital Age

In this digital age, new technologies are raising ethical issues and dilemmas that we have never face before. How does technology affects the ethical responsibility of auditors? What is the influence of technology on our professional judgement? This session will share some of the tech ethical issues that the profession should think about.

3.10pm

TBA

3.30pm

Afternoon Break

 

TRACK 1

TRACK 2

4.00pm

Are You Keeping Up With the Pace? A Study of 349 Singapore Accounting Practices

97% of practices want change. 61% of firms want help. Accounting firms in Singapore are too caught up in the business, tackling challenges in the client and staff attraction and retention. They barely have time to spend on the business – learning and embracing technology, expanding their scope of services, and evolving for the future. Yet, the accountants who get it – the pacesetters – are up to 5 times ahead of their peers when it comes to client and revenue growth. Just what is the secret to thriving as a modern accounting firm? Xero will share insights from the 2020 Xero-ISCA Accounting Industry Study.

Mr Kevin Fitzgerald
Managing Director, Asia, Xero

Building Exceptional Client Service

Exceptional client service is an ongoing challenge for accounting firms. This track will focus on the hugely successful Disney management model of “on stage and off stage” service delivery and “over managing” through an attention detail that drives success. Experiences will be shared from a recent US trip to Disney University in Anaheim to undertake the Exceptional Leaders programs than can be directly articulated
to the clients and operations of an accounting firm.

Let his interactive sharing inspire your firm’s client service delivery.

Mr Mark Holton
Director, Smithink

4.30pm

Audit Intelligence Redefined

CaseWare will provide an update how technology is shaping the future of the profession and how the Data Driven Engagement, AI Infused Workflows and Real Time Collaboration enable new insights and collaboration models, creating value for accountants and their clients.

Mr Jaap De Waard
Head of Business Development, Europe & Middle East, CaseWare

4.50pm

2019 Audit Hot Spots

How do the upcoming changes in the auditing standards and changes in financial reporting requirements affect our audit approach? What are the key fundamentals that we need reminders on? This session will cover the key areas, from a technical perspective, that auditors need to consider for the 2019 audits.

Mr Ng Kian Hui
Audit Partner, Head of Audit & Assurance, BDO LLP

5.30pm

End of Conference

*Programme is subject to changes without further notice


Strategic Partner



Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

Practitioners and experienced audit professionals

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 1.00 Hours
Category 3 = 2.00 Hours
Others = 3.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

To be announced at a later date

Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

29 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 406.60
For Non-Members: $ 487.92

Programme Facilitator(s)

TBC

Venue

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