SCA HB

Preparatory Course For Singapore CA Qualification

  • Overview

  • Singapore CA Qualification

    The Singapore CA Qualification is the national CA qualification. It was developed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) in 2013. Upon completion of the programme, candidates can apply for full membership at the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) to be conferred the designation, Singapore Chartered Accountant.

    With effect from 1 April 2023, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) and the Accounting Standards Council (ASC) will merge as one entity. The merged entity will take on the name of ACRA.
     

    Internationally recognised

    The Singapore CA Qualification is globally recognised and internationally portable. Through the Reciprocal Agreements with members of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW), the most prestigious group of professional bodies, the Singapore CA Qualification is mutually recognised with world-renowned chartered accountant qualifications in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, and the United Kingdom.

    Reciprocal Agreements have been signed with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
     

    An Asian touch

    The Singapore CA Qualification boasts a curriculum of industry-relevant skills that are crucial for accountants that are much needed in the corporate world.

    It involves a perfect blend of elements combining the demands of the Singapore and Asian market, making it an accounting programme that is distinctive and unparalleled.
     

    Careers abound

    With a Singapore CA certification, professionals can choose from a wide range of career paths in the business and financial sector.

    The qualification would equip them for directorships as well as roles such as Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Chief Financial Officers (CFOs).

    Apart from supervisory and managerial roles, professionals can also develop their careers in financial accounting, auditing, risk management and banking and financial services.
     


    Your pathways to the Singapore CA Qualification

    The Singapore CA Qualification accepts candidates from a vast spectrum of academic backgrounds from holders of a recognised accountancy degree to those who have degrees in other disciplines, local polytechnic diplomas in accountancy as well as undergraduates.
     

    Pave your way to success

    Firstly, identify your entry route into the Singapore CA Qualification. These routes include having a direct entry degree, accredited degrees or other degrees, or advanced diploma in accountancy.

    Next, apply to be a candidate for the Singapore CA Qualification and complete the foundation programme if it is required.

    Then, get a job with an accredited training organisation and complete the Singapore CA Qualification (Professional Programme) simultaneously with the hands-on experience (three years of relevant work experience).
     

    Get a good head start with the Foundation programme

    Those without an accredited accountancy degree can still apply to study for the Singapore CA Qualification through the Foundation programme. It imparts essential technical knowledge for problem inquiry, critical thinking skills, and effective communication needed for the accounting profession.
     

    Advance with the Professional programme

    The Singapore Chartered Accountant designation is a mark of professional excellence.

    The Singapore CA qualification is formulated to develop accountants who are exemplary leaders in the corporate world. They will be sought after for their knack to come up with remarkable strategies that will provide high value as well as specially designed services to firms they work in.

    The programme is an advanced course that encourages the development of higher-order skills of application, reasoning, synthesis, and assessment.

    The combination of this advanced knowledge along with hands-on experience at work in an accredited training organisation will well equip accountants of the next generation to be exemplary business leaders for the fast-paced economy.

    Key facts
    Duration
    24 months
    Intakes
    October 2023
    Assessment
    Not applicable
Curriculum
Foundation Programme

Each revision class must be completed in 10 sessions (30 hours per subject).
 

Modules

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Advanced Financial Reporting 
  • Assurance (AS)
  • Financial Management
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Singapore Taxation
Professional Programme

Each revision class be completed in 5 sessions (16 hours per subject).
 

Modules

  • Assurance (AS)
  • Business Value, Governance & Risk (BGR) 
  • Financial Reporting (FR)
  • Integrative Business Solutions (IBS)
  • Taxation (TX)
  • Admission Criteria
    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Foundation Programme

    Minimum Age: 18 years old

    Academic Level: Applicants with any of the following are eligible for the Foundation Programme.

    Accredited Degrees
    The following are accredited Degrees:

    National University of Singapore

    • Bachelor of Business Administration

    University of London

    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Law
    • Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance

    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University

    • Bachelor of Business (Accountancy) (including full-time and part-time programmes)

    University of Portsmouth

    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy and Financial Management

    Other degrees

    • Applicants with other Degrees are also eligible provided the Degree is recognised by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). ACRA recognises degrees that are comparable to a 3-year undergraduate Degree using internationally recognised reference sources.

    Undergraduates

    • From 1 July 2017, undergraduates are also eligible. However, the Degree must be recognised by ACRA as comparable to a 3-year undergraduate Degree using internationally recognised reference sources.

    Local Polytechnic Diploma in Accountancy

    • Holders of a local Polytechnic Diploma in Accountancy can enrol into NP Advanced Diploma in Accountancy which shares the same centralised examinations as the Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation).

    Language Proficiency: 

    • A Pass in a GCE O-Level where the subject is conducted in English OR equivalent.

    Note: Proof of registration with ACRA will be accepted, indicating that the student has met the academic and English requirements for this course.


    Professional Programme

    Minimum Age: 18 years old

    Academic Level: Applicants need to have either of the following to be eligible for the Professional Programme.

    Direct Entry Degree: Applicants must possess one of the following Degrees for no more than 5-years commencing from the date of conferment.

    Nanyang Technological University

    • Bachelor of Accountancy
    • Master of Science in Accountancy (previously known as Master of Business Administration (Accountancy)

    National University of Singapore

    • Bachelor of Accountancy

    Singapore Management University

    • Bachelor of Accountancy
    • Master of Professional Accounting

    Singapore University of Social Sciences

    • Bachelor of Accountancy (part-time included)

    Singapore Institute of Technology

    • Bachelor of Accountancy

    Applicants who have had a direct entry Degree for more than 5-years may have their working experience considered for direct admission on a case-by-case basis. Candidates in this category will need to show evidence from ACRA that their case is approved.

    Accredited Degree or Other Degree

    Language Proficiency: 

    • A Pass in a GCE O-Level where the subject is conducted in English OR equivalent.

    Note: Proof of registration with ACRA will be accepted, indicating that the student has met the academic and English requirements for this course.

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