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With effect from 1 November 2014, professional accountants, including public accountants will need to abide by enhanced mandatory requirements on implementing controls and procedures for anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT).
The enhanced requirements are contained in the new Ethics Pronouncement 200 - “Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism – Requirements and Guidelines for Professional Accountants in Singapore” (PDF, 908KB) issued by the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). This pronouncement is also being adopted by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and will be applicable to public accountants and accounting entities registered under the Accountants Act who are regulated by ACRA.
Download the press release (PDF, 364KB) for more information.
To assist the accountancy profession in implementing the requirements of EP 200, ISCA has also developed the “EP 200 Implementation Guidance (IG) 1 - Frequently Asked Questions” and “IG 2 – Illustrative Customer Due Diligence Templates”. Public accountants are encouraged to refer to the IGs for guidance. The Implementation Guidance can be downloaded from ISCA’s website