Preparatory Course for Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation)

Offered by School of Business & Accountancy

Short Course / 4 months / TGS-2019507841

Note: Course is now open for application! Please apply for individual modules below under Lesson Plan. The course will be conducted online.
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Certification
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

The Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation) covers a set of six core syllabus areas: Singapore Taxation (TXF),Principles of Financial Reporting (PFF), Accounting for Decision Making (ADF), Financial Management (FMF), Assurance (ASF), Advanced Financial Reporting (AFF).

Ngee Ann Polytechnic is a Registered Learning Organisation (RLO) with the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) for Singapore CA Qualification as of 8 January 2019.

Trainers

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Learning Outcomes

This preparatory course allows participants without an accredited accountancy degree have a pathway to the Singapore Chartered Accountant (CA) Qualification through the Foundation programme. This provides basic technical knowledge and skills for inquiry, abstract logical thinking, critical analysis, appropriate communication, and personal and interpersonal skills required for the accounting profession.

Course 
Schedule

Course Dates:

  • Accounting for Decision Making (TGS-2019507842): 13 Sep – 29 Nov 2022
  • Financial Management (TGS-2019507843): 12 Sep – 28 Nov 2022
  • Principles of Financial Reporting (TGS-2019507844): 14 Sep – 30 Nov 2022
  • Advanced Financial Reporting (TGS-2019507839): 14 Sep – 30 Nov 2022
  • Assurance (TGS-2019507840): 15 Sep – 1 Dec 2022
  • Singapore Taxation (TGS-2019507841): 16 Sep – 2 Dec 2022

Refer here for the teaching schedule.

Application Period: 1 Jul – 14 Aug 2022
Duration: 12 weeks
Time: 7pm to 10pm (Mon to Fri) and 10am to 1pm/2pm to 5pm (Sat)
Delivery Mode: Synchronous e-Learning
Venue: Online

Please apply for individual modules below under Lesson Plan.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice

Lesson Plan

Preparatory Course for Singapore CA Qualification (Foundation)
Module
Singapore Taxation
The Singapore Taxation module equips participants with the core knowledge of the underlying principles and major technical areas of taxation through a variety of business and personal scenarios and situations. Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to compute tax liabilities, explain the basis of their calculations, apply ethical tax-planning techniques for individuals and companies, and identify the compliance issues for each major tax type.
Module
Principles of Financial Reporting
The Principles of Financial Reporting module provides participants with knowledge of the Conceptual Framework and the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS) to produce a complete set of financial statements for single entities, including basic notes to the accounts. Participants will also be able to explain and advise on the application of the SFRS, demonstrating appropriate professional judgment. The Principles of Financial Reporting module provides foundation accounting knowledge for the Advanced Financial Reporting module and the Assurance module.
Module
Accounting for Decision Making
The Accounting for Decision Making module develops cost accounting techniques for planning, control, and decision-making. The key focus is on analysis of relevant information for decision-making by management. Upon successful completion of this module, participants will have gained practical knowledge through the application of various strategic management accounting tools and techniques.
Module
Financial Management
Upon completion of the Financial Management module, participants will be equipped with the skills expected of an aspiring finance manager. Starting with the environment and scope of finance, the module will delve into working capital management through active analysis of current assets and current liabilities. The firm’s cost of capital, through debt and equity sources, and other business finance issues will also be explored. Participants will then be exposed to different investment appraisal techniques and business valuation models to arm them with the knowledge to price financial instruments and businesses. Finally, the module will conclude with key risk-management elements, such as operational, market, reputation, and strategic risk concepts.
Module
Advanced Financial Reporting
The Advanced Financial Reporting module builds upon the knowledge and skills studied in the Principles of Financial Reporting module. Upon successful completion of this module, participants will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge of and apply the Conceptual Framework and the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards (SFRS) to produce a complete set of financial statements for single entities and simple groups, including basic notes to the accounts. Participants will also be able to explain and advise on the application of the SFRS, including the appropriate treatment and disclosure of hedge accounting, demonstrating appropriate professional judgment.
Module
Assurance
Upon completion of the Assurance module, participants will understand the nature, purpose, and scope of assurance engagements. Participants will also be able to demonstrate how an auditor obtains an understanding of the entity, plans and performs audit procedures, collects and documents evidence, and presents reports for statutory audits in accordance with the Singapore Standards on Auditing and Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics.

Certification

No formal assessments except online quiz for self-understanding.

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.


Entry Requirements

For participants who wish to simply acquire the relevant knowledge without sitting for examinations, there is NO entry requirements.

For applicants who wish to pursue the Singapore CA program, they must ensure their degree is recognised by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC). SAC recognises degrees that are comparable to a three-year undergraduate degree using internationally recognised reference sources.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Apr 2018 to 30 Sep 2024. 

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

The fees stated below are for one module and inclusive of learning materials. There are a total of 6 modules for this course.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced Training Support
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
Please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

(Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.)

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee (Per Module)$829.25
Singaporeans aged below 40, Permanent Residents & **LTVP+ qualified for SkillsFuture Funding$248.78
Singaporeans aged 40 & above qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$93.78
Singaporeans, Permanent Residents & ##LTVP+ qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$93.78
Others (and Repeat Students) (Per Module)$829.25