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ISCA Signs MOU with HKICPA to Advance Accountancy in Singapore and Hong Kong

16 May 2024 - The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), its latest move to strengthen international collaboration and foster new opportunities for the accountancy profession in the Asia-Pacific region.

As leading international businesses and financial hubs, Singapore and Hong Kong accountancy professionals have played vital roles in driving the growth and development of businesses in their respective economies. Accountancy and finance leaders are relied upon for financial stewardship and corporate governance and they serve as strategic business advisors in ensuring the financial health of businesses, providing investors with confidence, while helping companies navigate through complex business environments. To be effective, accountancy professionals will need to keep pace with the evolving business landscape domestically and regionally, and prioritise professional development. 

Under the MOU, the partnership between HKICPA and ISCA aims to advance the accountancy profession and provide upskilling opportunities for both current and aspiring accountancy professionals in Hong Kong and Singapore. ISCA and HKICPA members can also look forward to curate training programmes in relevant areas. In addition, the two organisations plan to conduct joint events, which members will be able to attend in both Singapore and Hong Kong, including facilitated networking sessions. Members of both Institutes can also anticipate membership pathway arrangements that will further strengthen their credentials. 

The MOU was signed by Ms Fann Kor, Chief Executive Officer of ISCA, and Ms Margaret Chan, Chief Executive and Registrar of HKICPA. It was also witnessed by Mr Teo Ser Luck, President of ISCA and Mr Roy Leung, President of HKICPA.

Mr Teo, ISCA President said, “We are honoured to count HKICPA among our distinguished partners, as we continue our journey to develop the accountancy profession internationally. Together with HKICPA, we look forward to elevating the industry and fostering the growth and competitiveness of our members in an increasingly interconnected global economy.”

Mr Roy Leung, HKICPA President said, “This MOU signifies a milestone in our collaboration and sets the stage for greater co-operation. It reflects our shared vision of strengthening the accounting profession and creating value for our respective members. I am confident that this partnership will open up new avenues of growth, foster greater cooperation, and contribute to the continued success of our profession in both Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as contributing to the even closer ties between the two economies.”

Margaret Chan, Chief Executive and Registrar of HKICPA (front left) and Fann Kor, Chief Executive Officer of ISCA (front right) under the witness of Roy Leung, President of HKICPA (back left) and Teo Ser Luck, President of ISCA (back right), sign the MOU to foster the development of the accounting profession in Hong Kong and Singapore and strengthen co-operation between the two professional bodies.


For more information, please contact:

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

Amanda Lim
Assistant Manager, Communications
Tel: 9738 7299
Email: amanda.lim@isca.org.sg 

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

Edward Ma 
Public Relations Manager, Corporate Communications 
Phone: (852) 2287 7002
Email: media@hkicpa.org.hk 

About the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore with over 36,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world. ISCA members can be found in over 40 countries and members based out of Singapore are supported through 12 overseas chapters in 10 countries.

Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Complementing its global mindset with Asian insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards the advancement of the accountancy profession.

ISCA administers the Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification programme and is the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore – CA (Singapore) – designation.

ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global family that brings together the members of leading institutes to create a community of over 1.8 million Chartered Accountants and students in more than 190 countries.
For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg

About the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("HKICPA") is the statutory body established by the Professional Accountants Ordinance responsible for the professional training and development of certified public accountants in Hong Kong. The Institute is also a standard setter of the local accounting industry. The Institute has over 47,000 members and over 12,000 registered students.

Our qualification programme assures the quality of entry into the profession, and we promulgate financial reporting, auditing and ethical standards that safeguard Hong Kong's leadership as an international financial centre.

The CPA designation is a top qualification recognized globally. The Institute is a member of and actively contributes to the work of the Global Accounting Alliance and International Federation of Accountants.