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The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore. ACRA also plays the role of a facilitator for the development of business entities and the public accountancy profession.

The mission of ACRA is to provide a responsive and trusted regulatory environment for businesses and public accountants. ACRA’s role is to achieve synergies between the monitoring of corporate compliance with disclosure requirements and regulation of public accountants performing statutory audit.

ACRA was formed as a statutory board on 1 April 2004, following the merger of the then Registry of Companies and Businesses (RCB), and the Public Accountants’ Board (PAB).

ACRA is responsible for the following functions:

  • To administer the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority Act (Cap 2A), the Accountants Act (Cap 2), the Business Registration Act (Cap 32), the Companies Act (Cap 50), the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Cap 163A) and the Limited Partnerships Act 2008 (Act 37 of 2008);
  • To report and make recommendations to, and advise the Government on matters relating to the registration and regulation of business entities and public accountants;
  • To establish and administer a repository of documents and information relating to business entities and public accountants and to provide access to the public to such documents and information;
  • To represent the Government internationally in matters relating to the registration and regulation of business entities and public accountants; and
  • To promote public awareness about new business structures, compliance requirements, corporate governance practice and any matter under the purview of the Authority.
  • To promote, facilitate and assist in the development of the accountancy sector, including study, report, make recommendations to and advise the Government on all matters relating to the development and promotion of the accountancy sector. 
Last Updated/Reviewed on 20 Jan 2014