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ISCA issued EP 200 (Revised on 1 June 2023) Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism – Requirements and Guidelines for Professional Accountants in Singapore to adopt the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) requirements which are included in the Accountants (Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism) Rules 2023. These requirements are applicable to professional accountants in public practice and professional firms preparing for or carrying out transactions which are considered high risk.
Is the ‘market value’ of a property the same as its ‘fair value’?
FRB 10 explains both concepts and provides guidance on what management should do in assessing the appropriateness of the reported value for financial reporting purposes. This FRB also includes an example to illustrate the application of highest and best use as the valuation premise.
ISCA Issues FRG 4 Accounting Considerations For A Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Under SGX SPAC Listing Framework
In recent years, SPACs have gained popularity as an alternative vehicle for a private company to achieve a stock exchange listing without going through its own initial public offering (IPO).
Cognisant that the accounting of a SPAC transaction could be more complex than for a traditional IPO, ISCA has developed Financial Reporting Guidance 4 (FRG 4) to provide guidance on key accounting considerations for SPACs under the SGX SPAC Listing Framework.
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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