There are 2 ways to obtain the ISCA PBA designation as shown below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Accountancy professionals in business and finance can enhance their competencies by completing the ISCA PBA programme and be conferred the ISCA PBA designation which validates their expertise, knowledge and experience that is valued by employers and the industry.
With the global business landscape changing at an accelerating pace, accountancy professionals are required to continuously update their technical knowledge and deepen their skill sets. The ISCA PBA programme is designed to equip accountancy professionals in business with emerging skill sets and knowledge to handle dynamic business situations by focusing on practical business cases. It is aligned with the ISCA Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Framework.
Post-qualification refers to period after graduating from a recognised accounting qualification for Associate (ISCA) admission.
Relevant work experience refers to one or more accounting/finance technical skills acquired. These generally include auditing and assurance, finance, financial accounting, financial risk management, financial planning, insolvency, taxation, management accounting and academia. Relevant work experience can be in any sector or industry as long as the job scope includes accounting/finance functions.
Associates who cannot meet the grandfathering scheme requirements may complete the ISCA PBA Programme and acquire at least three (3) years of post-qualification relevant work experience to apply for the ISCA PBA.
If your accounting degree/qualification is from a foreign university with no coverage on Singapore Tax and Law, you must complete additional bridging modules – Singapore Tax and Law under the ISCA PBA programme.
To maintain the ISCA PBA designation annually, Associate (ISCA) members must:
- Maintain ISCA membership in good standing;
- Pay an annual membership subscription fee of $200;
- Complete at least 60 CPE hours per triennium, of which there should be at least 10 verifiable CPE hours per year, including 2 verifiable hours of ethics; and
Agree to abide by the Institute (Membership and Fees) Rules and ISCA Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics Pronouncements