Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore.

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
FormationJune 24, 1963; 59 years ago (1963-06-24)
over 33,000
Mr Teo Ser Luck
Vice President
Mr Mohammad Shariq Sayeed Barmaky
Vice President
Ms Yiong Yim Ming
Chief Executive Officer
Ms Fann Kor
Formerly called
  • Singapore Society of Accountants
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore

Membership BaseEdit

Established in 1963, the professional body now has over 33,000 members.

Requirement for registration as a practising public accountantEdit

Currently, the Singapore Public Accountants Oversight Committee (PAOC) of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority,[1] established under the Accountants Act to determine, prescribe and review the requirements to be satisfied by people seeking to be registered as public accountants in Singapore, will not register any person as a public accountant unless the person is a member of ISCA.[2]

Working with Government and Stakeholders to Transform Singapore into a Global Accountancy HubEdit

The Singapore Government has plans to develop Singapore into a global accountancy hub, as outlined in recommendations by the committee to Develop the Accountancy Sector (CDAS). With the Ministry of Finance having approved CDAS' recommendations, plans are underway for ISCA to transform into a global professional accountancy body. ISCA will also be administering a post-graduate accountancy qualification programme that will connote global recognition, international portability and an “Asian market value factor”. As the accountancy sector continues to develop, ISCA will provide the support that will propel Singapore's growth as a global accountancy hub.

International LinksEdit

ISCA is a member body of the following international or regional organisations:


  1. ^ "Public Accountants Oversight Committee". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  2. ^ Accountants (Public Accountants) Rules, Second Schedule, Paragraph 7
  3. ^ "ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA)".
  4. ^ "About Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore". Archived from the original on 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  5. ^ "IFAC member organizations, December 2008" (PDF).
  6. ^ a b c "International Affiliation".