Course Detail(CS016ET : ISCA-SMU Financial Controllership Immersion)

CS016ET : ISCA-SMU Financial Controllership Immersion

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

Programme Overview
This programme is jointly organized by ISCA and SMU


Programme Objective
This 3-day course aims to introduce participants to skillsets critical for Senior Controllers (one to two levels down from the CFO, depending on the firm size). Participants have the opportunity to network with fellow controllers.

The topics include Business Analytics, Corporate Financial Management, Ethics, and IFRS.
 

Programme Outline

 

The seminar will cover pertinent areas which a senior controller should be competent, namely:

  • IFRS developments (such as leases, financial instruments) (5.5 hours). This segment keeps participants updated on the broad developments in the accounting standards, and the accounting considerations that senior controllers should possess. The ethical implications of key judgement areas in selected accounting standards will also be covered.
 
  • Corporate Financial Management (5.5 hours). This segment covers treasury activities such as cash management and capital funding. Cash management includes cash optimization, cash forecasting, dealings with financial institutions, risk management and insurance, and controls. Capital funding includes capital/loan structures used in funding from venture capitalists and private investors, project financing and IPOs. Ethical issues on money laundering and terrorism financing will be discussed too. 
 
  • Business Analytics (7 hours). There is an increasing focus on big data for the accounting profession. Big data represents an opportunity for accountants to analyse the internal and external forces that influence their companies’ performance. By capitalising on big data, the role of accountants is moving beyond optimising the finance function to transforming the enterprise to sharpen competitive advantage. This segment focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage. This ensures that participants are able to: 
  • Explain the fundamental concepts of business analytics, and how it can be a competitive advantage to the business. 
  • Explain how business analytics may impact accounting function. 
  • Understand how to establish analytics culture and capability. 
  • Understand different types of analytics and analytical tools. 
  • Understand how analytics may be embedded in business processes. 
  • Ethics (3 hours) will also be incorporated into this programme to reflect the importance of ethical considerations or ethical dilemmas faced by senior controllers.

 

Training Methodology
Lecture/Seminar style with Exercises/Case Studies.


Closing Date for Registration
1 week before programme or until full enrolment

 

Intended For

This Intermediate to Advanced level programme is intended for mid-level managers, aspiring and/or senior controllers & Senior Auditors who are seeking to move on to commercial accounting or other fields as mid-level managers are also welcome to attend.

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 5.50 Hours
Category 2 = 3.00 Hours
Others = 12.50 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

07 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
10 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
11 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Team of Professionals (CS016ET)

Date & Time

29 May 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
05 Jun 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
12 Jun 2017 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Team of Professionals (CS016ET)

Date & Time

01 Nov 2016 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
07 Nov 2016 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
21 Nov 2016 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Team of Professionals (CS016ET)

Testimonial

Funding

No funding Available!

Programme Facilitator(s)


Venky Shankararaman
Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University


Venky Shankararaman is the Professor of Information Systems (Education) at the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. His current areas of specialisation including business process management, entreprise integration, and enterprise architecture. He has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry in various capacities as a researcher, academic faculty member and industry consultant. Venky has designed and delivered professional courses for government and industry in areas such as business process management, enterprise architecture, technical architecture and enterprise integration in Europe, Asia and USA. Venky also worked as a faculty member at universities in the UK and Singapore where he was actively involved in teaching and research in the areas of intelligent systems and distributed systems. He has published over 60 papers in academic journals and conferences.

Gary Pan
Associate Professor of Accounting (Education), Singapore Managent University


Gary Pan is the Associate Professor of Accounting (Education) and the Associate Dean for Student Matters of the School of Accountancy at the Singapore Management University. Before the SMU appointment, Gary was Senior Lecturer of Accounting at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His teaching and research interests are accounting information systems, fraud prevention & internal control and business analytics. Gary has presented in several major conferences and published widely in academic and professional journals. He is the Associate Editor for Journal of Information & Management and also the author of the book "Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: a Casebook".

Pearl Tan
Associate Professor of Accounting (Education), Singapore Management University
 
Dr Pearl Tan has extensive experience in teaching and developing courses on advanced topics in financial accounting. Dr Tan has won a number of teaching awards in SMU and also in Nanyang Technological University, where she previously taught. Dr Tan also conducts seminars for professional and government bodies, listed companies and auditing firms. Her research evaluates the implications of accounting standards on the informativeness of financial statements.
 
Dr Tan has an active interest in the development of accounting standards and provides feedback to policy-making bodies.  She has co-authored two books on IFRS that are used by a number of Asian universities. Dr Tan serves on the inaugural Learning and Assessment Committee of the Singapore Qualification Programme, is a member of the Advisory Committee for Accounting Standards for Statutory Boards, and was also a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of ISCA.
 
Gurdip Singh
 
Gurdip Singh studied in Anglo Chinese School and graduated from Singapore University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) in 1975. He started his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co before moving to join Molex Inc (a US MNC) as the Singapore Financial Controller. Over the next 15 years with Molex (before setting up Crescendas MEC), he worked in various management positions in Singapore, Japan, USA and Thailand ranging from Regional Financial Director to Chief Executive of its Thai operations and gained extensive international exposure.     
 
Gurdip Singh was President & CEO of Crescendas MEC Group since its inception in 1992 till 2012, when its business was sold to a SGX listed company. Over the 20 years, he set up manufacturing plants in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. Crescendas MEC received 5 consecutive Enterprise 50 Awards from 1998 to 2002. 
 
Gurdip Singh is also active in local community oganizations. He is currently the Chairman of Singapore Khalsa Association Board of Trustees, Vice President of Central Sikh Gurdwara Board and Chairman of Sikh Centre, Singapore. He also chaired the World Schools Debating Championship in Singapore in 2002; the first time this mega event was held in Asia.

Programme Overview
This programme is jointly organized by ISCA and SMU


Programme Objective
This 3-day course aims to introduce participants to skillsets critical for Senior Controllers (one to two levels down from the CFO, depending on the firm size). Participants have the opportunity to network with fellow controllers.

The topics include Business Analytics, Corporate Financial Management, Ethics, and IFRS.
 

Programme Outline

 

The seminar will cover pertinent areas which a senior controller should be competent, namely:

  • IFRS developments (such as leases, financial instruments) (5.5 hours). This segment keeps participants updated on the broad developments in the accounting standards, and the accounting considerations that senior controllers should possess. The ethical implications of key judgement areas in selected accounting standards will also be covered.
 
  • Corporate Financial Management (5.5 hours). This segment covers treasury activities such as cash management and capital funding. Cash management includes cash optimization, cash forecasting, dealings with financial institutions, risk management and insurance, and controls. Capital funding includes capital/loan structures used in funding from venture capitalists and private investors, project financing and IPOs. Ethical issues on money laundering and terrorism financing will be discussed too. 
 
  • Business Analytics (7 hours). There is an increasing focus on big data for the accounting profession. Big data represents an opportunity for accountants to analyse the internal and external forces that influence their companies’ performance. By capitalising on big data, the role of accountants is moving beyond optimising the finance function to transforming the enterprise to sharpen competitive advantage. This segment focuses on how an organisation can leverage information through business analytics to achieve its goals. Participants will learn how to identify the information needs of an organisation as well as information that would drive competitive advantage. This ensures that participants are able to: 
  • Explain the fundamental concepts of business analytics, and how it can be a competitive advantage to the business. 
  • Explain how business analytics may impact accounting function. 
  • Understand how to establish analytics culture and capability. 
  • Understand different types of analytics and analytical tools. 
  • Understand how analytics may be embedded in business processes. 
  • Ethics (3 hours) will also be incorporated into this programme to reflect the importance of ethical considerations or ethical dilemmas faced by senior controllers.

 

Training Methodology
Lecture/Seminar style with Exercises/Case Studies.


Closing Date for Registration
1 week before programme or until full enrolment

 

Intended For

This Intermediate to Advanced level programme is intended for mid-level managers, aspiring and/or senior controllers & Senior Auditors who are seeking to move on to commercial accounting or other fields as mid-level managers are also welcome to attend.

Competency Mapping

Category 1 = 5.50 Hours
Category 2 = 3.00 Hours
Others = 12.50 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Venky Shankararaman
Professor of Information Systems (Education), Singapore Management University


Venky Shankararaman is the Professor of Information Systems (Education) at the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. His current areas of specialisation including business process management, entreprise integration, and enterprise architecture. He has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry in various capacities as a researcher, academic faculty member and industry consultant. Venky has designed and delivered professional courses for government and industry in areas such as business process management, enterprise architecture, technical architecture and enterprise integration in Europe, Asia and USA. Venky also worked as a faculty member at universities in the UK and Singapore where he was actively involved in teaching and research in the areas of intelligent systems and distributed systems. He has published over 60 papers in academic journals and conferences.

Gary Pan
Associate Professor of Accounting (Education), Singapore Managent University


Gary Pan is the Associate Professor of Accounting (Education) and the Associate Dean for Student Matters of the School of Accountancy at the Singapore Management University. Before the SMU appointment, Gary was Senior Lecturer of Accounting at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His teaching and research interests are accounting information systems, fraud prevention & internal control and business analytics. Gary has presented in several major conferences and published widely in academic and professional journals. He is the Associate Editor for Journal of Information & Management and also the author of the book "Dynamics of Governing IT Innovation in Singapore: a Casebook".

Pearl Tan
Associate Professor of Accounting (Education), Singapore Management University
 
Dr Pearl Tan has extensive experience in teaching and developing courses on advanced topics in financial accounting. Dr Tan has won a number of teaching awards in SMU and also in Nanyang Technological University, where she previously taught. Dr Tan also conducts seminars for professional and government bodies, listed companies and auditing firms. Her research evaluates the implications of accounting standards on the informativeness of financial statements.
 
Dr Tan has an active interest in the development of accounting standards and provides feedback to policy-making bodies.  She has co-authored two books on IFRS that are used by a number of Asian universities. Dr Tan serves on the inaugural Learning and Assessment Committee of the Singapore Qualification Programme, is a member of the Advisory Committee for Accounting Standards for Statutory Boards, and was also a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of ISCA.
 
Gurdip Singh
 
Gurdip Singh studied in Anglo Chinese School and graduated from Singapore University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) in 1975. He started his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Co before moving to join Molex Inc (a US MNC) as the Singapore Financial Controller. Over the next 15 years with Molex (before setting up Crescendas MEC), he worked in various management positions in Singapore, Japan, USA and Thailand ranging from Regional Financial Director to Chief Executive of its Thai operations and gained extensive international exposure.     
 
Gurdip Singh was President & CEO of Crescendas MEC Group since its inception in 1992 till 2012, when its business was sold to a SGX listed company. Over the 20 years, he set up manufacturing plants in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. Crescendas MEC received 5 consecutive Enterprise 50 Awards from 1998 to 2002. 
 
Gurdip Singh is also active in local community oganizations. He is currently the Chairman of Singapore Khalsa Association Board of Trustees, Vice President of Central Sikh Gurdwara Board and Chairman of Sikh Centre, Singapore. He also chaired the World Schools Debating Championship in Singapore in 2002; the first time this mega event was held in Asia.

Upcoming Schedule

Registration is closed

Date & Time

07 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
10 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
11 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 1,498.00
For Non-Members: $ 1,572.90

Programme Facilitator(s)

Team of Professionals (CS016ET)

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709