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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.
Expectations of professional accountants to combat money laundering and terrorist financing are rising. Internationally, there are increasing calls for professional accountants to adopt measures that are at least up to the international standards recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Singapore is a member of the FATF, an inter-governmental body established to set standards and to promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and the financing of proliferation, and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. As a member of the FATF, Singapore is obliged to comply with the "International Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism & Proliferation" issued by the FATF (FATF Recommendations) and is subject to FATF mutual evaluations on the adoption of FATF Recommendations. The FATF Recommendations include requirements for accountants.