Singapore needs many more accountants: ACCA
Singapore produces plenty of accountants but the country needs a lot more. 'Just the Big Four (accounting firms) alone, every year they hire about 100 to 200 new staff each,' noted Mr Darryl Wee, Singapore head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Mr Wee noted that the three local universities produce about 1,000 accountancy graduates a year and ACCA trains 650 to 700, but the number was insufficient to meet market demand.
Mr Wee was commenting on the International Talent Mobility Report, a survey jointly developed by ACCA and recruitment firm Robert Half.
Mr Tim Hird, the Asia managing director of Robert Half, noted that an accountant's role within a company had changed significantly over the past decade, which made finding skilled practitioners a challenge for firms.
To download a copy of the survey findings, please click here
ACCA Singapore Awards for Sustainability Reporting 2011
Keppel Land Limited emerged as the winner of the ACCA Singapore Awards for Sustainability Reporting 2011 (SASR).
The other 9 finalists for the SASR Awards include: ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited; CapitaLand Limited; Cerebos Pacific Limited; Keppel Corporation Limited; Swire Pacific Offshore Pte Ltd; The China Navigation Co Pte Ltd; Origin Exterminators (S) Pte Ltd; SMRT Corporation Limited; and Wilmar International Limited.
To learn more about our work on sustainability reporting and disclosure, please visit the ACCA Singapore Sustainability Microsite
ACCA’s New Careers Website
We are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new global careers portal at www.accacareers.com
In addition to the global website, five dedicated country sites have also been launched – for Hong Kong/mainland China, Ireland, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK.
For employers and recruiters, ACCA Careers offers a unique opportunity to reach a global talent pool of part-qualified and qualified accountants across a breadth of disciplines, skills, experience, industries and sectors in their target location.
For more information on the ACCA Careers portal, please click here
Investors Find Value In External Audit – ACCA
Majority of retail investors find value in audit and use audited financial statements to guide their investment decisions, according to a survey conducted by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Securities Investors Association (Singapore) (SIAS).
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Reporting Model Must Adapt
A more integrated reporting model is required that brings together financial, social and environmental reporting, along with the economic context.
The call is made by the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IRCC) – which is backed by the International Federation of Accountants and ACCA – in a discussion paper, Towards Integrated Reporting – Communicating Value in the 21st Century.
IRAC Report: Competent and Versatile – How Professional Accountants in Business Drive Sustainable Organizational Success
Published by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) in August 2011, this report explores what are the main drivers of long-term sustainable organisational success, and what is the role and competencies of professional accountants in this process.
Workplace Mentors - Benefiting You and Your Trainees
The workplace mentor (WPM) is an ACCA student’s essential companion on the road to membership, providing guidance, support, and the signatures to prove they have achieved the relevant performance objectives
What should employers look out for when identifying possible mentors?
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