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What You Will Learn

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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Course Information At A Glance
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Application Period

Course Dates

Singapore Taxation

18 Sept to 04 Dec 2020 (Every Fri)

Accounting for Decision Making
14 Sept to 30 Nov 2020 (Every Mon)

Financial Management
15 Sept to 01 Dec 2020 (Every Tue)

17 Sept to 03 Dec  2020 (Every Thu)

Principles of Financial Reporting
16 Sept to 02  Dec 2020 (Every Wed, except 21 Nov & 28 Nov Sat#)

Advanced Financial Reporting
14 Sept to 30 Nov 2020 (Every Mon)

*Participants are allowed to sign up for more than one module.   Click here    to see teaching schedule for each module.

Class Time 

6:30pm to 10pm (Mon to Fri)
2pm to 5:30pm (Sat )

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Assessment/ Award

No formal assessments except online quiz for self-understanding.
A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

Full Course Fee: $642.00 per module

Singapore Citizens & PRs (aged 21 to 39 yrs old): $192.60 per module (up to 70%)
Singapore Citizens (aged 40 years &   above): $72.60 per module (MCES1 - up to 90%)
Singapore Citizens & PRs sponsored by SME: $72.60 per module (ETSS3 - up to 90%)

1. Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Scheme 
3. Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (ETSS) Scheme 

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

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SkillsFuture Credit Eligibility


Singapore Taxation [NP_SF_FIN03]

Accounting for Decision Making [NP_SF_FIN04]

Financial Management [NP_SF_FIN05]

Assurance [NP_SF_FIN02]

Principles of Financial Reporting [NP_SF_FIN06]

Advanced Financial Reporting [NP_SF_FIN01]

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

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.