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Charting a New Course: ISCA to Administer Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification Programme (SCAQ) from 2024

28 January 2024

Editor: ET

The transition of SCAQ administration to ISCA heralds an era of innovation and relevance in accounting education.

In a landmark development set to redefine the landscape of accountancy education in Singapore, the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is poised to take charge of the Singapore Chartered Accountant Qualification Programme (SCAQ) starting January 1, 2024.

This article provides an in-depth exploration of the implications of this transition, with valuable insights from industry experts at

ISCA's Ascension to SCAQ Administration:

The decision for ISCA to administer the SCAQ marks a significant milestone in the evolution of accountancy qualifications in Singapore. This transition is rooted in a commitment to advancing the standards of the profession and aligning education with the dynamic needs of the industry.

Key Highlights of the Transition:

  • Curriculum Evolution: Under ISCA's administration, the SCAQ is set to undergo a comprehensive evolution. The curriculum will be refined to meet the current and future demands of the accounting profession, ensuring candidates are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge.

  • Industry-Relevant Assessments: Expect a paradigm shift towards assessments that mirror real-world challenges. ISCA's expertise positions the SCAQ to be not just a qualification but a testament to the ability to excel in the practicalities of modern accounting.

  • Strategic Industry Partnerships: ISCA's extensive network within the accounting and business community opens avenues for strategic partnerships. This translates to enriched educational experiences, mentorship opportunities, and access to a broader professional network for aspiring chartered accountants.

Insight from

At, we understand the significance of staying ahead in the ever-evolving field of accountancy. The transition of SCAQ administration to ISCA underscores a commitment to excellence, and we are ready to support our team members and clients through this transformative period. ISCA's dedication to shaping the future of accounting education aligns seamlessly with our commitment to innovation and professional development.

Navigating Change with Confidence:

As the torch passes to ISCA for the administration of SCAQ, candidates and professionals in the accountancy field can anticipate a program that not only meets but exceeds industry standards. This transition represents a commitment to producing well-rounded professionals capable of navigating the complexities of contemporary accounting.

The transition of SCAQ administration to ISCA heralds an era of innovation and relevance in accounting education. With a focus on continual improvement, industry alignment, and strategic partnerships, the program is poised to produce accountants equipped for success in a rapidly evolving financial landscape.

Embrace the future of accountancy education in Singapore. The ISCA-led SCAQ promises a dynamic, industry-responsive qualification program. Join us at in shaping the future of accountancy professionals.

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