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Ethics Pronouncement (EP) 200 provides the anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) requirements and guidelines for professional accountants in Singapore.

In addition to EP 200, Registered Filing Agents ( RFAs ) are also required to follow guidelines to comply with AML and CFT. This workshop will provide Audit Professionals practical guidance on the required EP 200 documentation, taking into consideration the key differences between the RFA Guidelines and the EP 200 requirements as well as ACRA’s Audit Practice Bulletin issued to align EP 200 and the RFA guidelines in certain areas.

Recent case studies and examples will be used in the workshop to facilitate practical understanding and direct application in real life. Key Findings from the ACRA’s latest EP 200 Inspection Findings will also be discussed.

Programme Outline

  • Overview of the findings from The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in their review of Singapore's compliance with the anti-money laundering (AML) and countering of terrorism financing (CFT) and implication to Professional Accountants in Singapore
  • Overview of ACRA’s findings in their review of the Professional Firm's compliance with EP 200
  • Overview of EP 200
  • Practical steps to comply with EP 200
  • Sharing of STRO cases from the most recent CAD Report
  • Documentation requirements on compliance with AML/CFT through case-studies
  • Highlights of the importance & implication of Audit Practice Bulletins issued by ACRA relating to compliance with AML/CFT
  • Overview of the key changes on the Guidelines for Registered filing Agents
  • Highlights of key differences between RFA guidelines and EP 200 requirements
  • Overview of the Firm's compliance requirement
  • Documenting the Firm's IPPC

Recent case studies and examples will be used in the workshop to facilitate practical understanding and direct application in real life.

This workshop qualifies for 7.0 CPE hours in Ethics and Professionalism (Category 2).

What you will learn

  • Have a practical understanding of EP 200 and the required documentation
  • Understand the key differences between the RFA Guidelines and the EP 200 requirements
  • Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls and errors made in your EP 200 compliance

Target Audience

Accountants in Public Practice, Accountants in Businesses, Registered Filing Agents and anyone interested in the compliance of EP 200 and/or RFA Guidelines

Expert Speaker

Magdalene Ang

Magdalene is a Chartered Accountant (Practising) (Singapore) and a Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). Her professional experience includes the audit of diverse companies ranging from small and medium enterprises to Singapore listed companies and MNCs. She was involved in Initial Public Offering (IPO) and Reverse Take Over (RTO) roles. She was also a Finance Manager of a US MNC, where she was involved in tax planning, credit control and cash flow management of the Group’s operations in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and India.

In 2012, Magdalene joined ISCA as a Manager in the Quality Assurance Department, and had launched the Quality Assurance Review Programme, Technical Clinics, and the Online Technical Forum. She contributed monthly articles on audit related topics such as Inventories, Related Parties and many more based on the monthly technical clinics conducted. She was also formerly a Quality Assurance Review Advisor under the ISCA Quality Assurance Review Programme.

This is a face-to-face workshop to be conducted on 19th September 2023. ACCA members will enjoy the members' fee of $374.00 (before prevailing GST rate). Kindly key in the promo code "ACCA23" during registration. You will be requested to furnish your ACCA membership number upon receipt of our confirmation.

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