The Singapore CA Qualification and the Accountant of the Future

Accountants of the future would be business leaders in demand anywhere in the world.  They would have more than just technical knowledge. They would have multi-disciplinary skill sets to be able to provide high value-adding specialised services. They would have a strong international outlook, deep cross border knowledge and come from a diversity of academic backgrounds. They would provide holistic business advice and be the financial backbone of a company. In short, they would be trusted advisors and critical to the success of a business.

The Singapore CA Qualification is designed to develop these future business leaders who would hold a Singaporean Chartered Accountant designation.

Singapore’s national Chartered Accountant qualification

The Singapore CA Qualification is the national CA qualification, developed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC), and administered by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). SAC is a statutory Board under the Singapore Ministry of Finance.

Internationally Recognised

The Singapore CA Qualification is designed to be globally recognised and internationally portable.  Through the Reciprocal Membership Agreements (RMAs) 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. RMAs have been signed with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and the Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).

Professional Qualification with an Asian Perspective

The qualification comes with a curriculum of cutting edge technical skills and a strong set of soft skills that are much needed in the corporate world. It also weaves together elements that meet the needs of Singapore and the Asian market, making this a truly unique accountancy programme.

Wide Career Options

The Singapore CA certification puts professionals in good stead for Director positions and C-Suite roles such as CEOs and CFOs in accountancy, business and finance.  It will set you on a path of wide career options in any industry.

Your Pathways to the Singapore CA Qualification

The Qualification is open to a diverse range of academic backgrounds ranging from holders of a recognised accountancy degree to holders of non-accountancy degrees,  local Polytechnic Diplomas in Accountancy, and undergraduates. Have a look at the Chart below to determine your pathway to the Singapore CA Qualification:

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How it works

An overview of all the information you will need to successfully complete the Singapore CA:

5 Steps to Embark on the CA Singapore Journey

  1. Determine your entry point into the Singapore CA Qualification
  2. Apply to be a Singapore CA Qualification Candidate
  3. Complete the Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation Programme) if required
  4. Seek employment with an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)
  5. Complete the Singapore CA Qualification (Professional Programme) in tandem with the Practical Experience (3 years of relevant work experience)
Singapore CA Website

At Paul Wan & Co., we tailor good exposure to support your professional development.

For more detailed information, please refer to the ICAEW website.

Singapore CA Website