Singapore accountancy institute joins Chartered Accountants Worldwide

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By Isabelle Bell

2 July 2015

The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) has become the first associate member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW).

Joining CAW will enable ISCA and its members to strengthen relations and explore partnership opportunities with the other global accountancy bodies.

The membership also supports Singapore's vision of transforming into an international accountancy hub by 2020.

ISCA, which has over 28,000 members, is the first body to be admitted to CAW since it was launched in February 2013 – marking an important milestone in the global expansion of the organisation.

Pat Costello, Chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, said: "ISCA has played a key role in developing the accountancy profession in Singapore over the last five decades and shares our ambition to work together and promote the very highest standards of the profession globally."

Gerard Ee, President of ISCA, said: "Joining CAW is a mark of recognition that our members adhere to the highest professional, technical and ethical standards. By being part of the globally-recognised CAW, we aim to add value to our members, bringing Singapore accountants greater career mobility and professional visibility in an increasingly globalised business environment."

CAW supports, develops and promotes the vital role that chartered accountants play in the global economy and the chartered accountant brand.

The organisation was created by the leading accountancy institutes from around the world, including ICAS, ICAEW, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Chartered Accountants Ireland and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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