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ISCA has issued EP 100 (revised on 7 September 2022) to adopt four IESBA’s final pronouncements relating to non-assurance services, fees, objectivity of an engagement quality reviewer and other appropriate reviewers, and quality management-related conforming amendments.
EP 100 (revised on 7 September 2022) also replaces extant paragraph SG410.4A with revised paragraph SG410.27A which is applicable to audit clients that are listed entities, and includes a new term, “audit-related services”, in the Glossary.
Public Consultation for Financial Reporting Guidances (FRGs)
ISCA issues Exposure Draft Financial Reporting Guidance 4 (ED FRG 4) “Accounting Considerations for a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) under SGX SPAC Listing Framework”. ED FRG 4 provides an overview of SPAC and highlights key accounting considerations during the different phases of a SPAC lifecycle. If you have any views, please share with us at email@example.com by 7 October 2022.
ISCA issues FRG 3 Preparation of Interim Financial Statements under SFRS(I) 1-34 Interim Financial Reporting (in compliance with the SGX Listing Rule 705(3A)) and two sets of Illustrative Condensed Interim Financial Statements to assist issuers in understanding the implications of SGX Listing Rule 705(3A) and applying SFRS(I) 1-34’s requirements in their preparation of interim financial statements.
Beyond compliance with regulatory guidelines, AML/CFT is at the heart of every accountant’s ethical duty. Acting as trusted advisors or providing corporate services to clients also encompasses a responsibility to assess and caution against certain high-risk financial transactions, even if they are being made with positive intent. Imagine if your client’s well-meaning donations to charity organisations end up in the hands of terrorists. Any hint of criminal association will greatly taint the accountant’s integrity, as well as the profession’s standing.
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