Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants creates new paths to membership

SINGAPORE - Non-graduate professional accountants will now be able to join the industry's professional body.

The national accountancy body, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), will create a new affiliate membership class which enables non university graduates to be ISCA members and provide them professional support, as well as recognition.

Application to be an ISCA Affiliate starts in June next year.

The accountancy body also aims to add to the diversity and breadth of the existing accounting talent pool by allowing accountancy graduates of certain foreign universities to become Associate members.

Previously, only graduates of local universities, individuals who had completed the ISCA Professional Examination, and individuals with recognised accounting qualifications were eligible for Associate membership.

ISCA and the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer the ISCA Accredited Accounting Technician (ISCA AAT) Diploma here. The programme would be offered in partnership with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), a professional membership body dedicated to the education and development of accounting technicians.

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