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Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2018

28 November 2018

This year’s IART theme, ‘Towards Stronger Financial Governance and Stewardship’ focused on the ...

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Internal Audit 2018 Conference

20 - 21 November 2018

AGD officers from the Assurance Directorate attended a 2-day conference in London, organised by the ...

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World Congress of Accountants Conference

5 - 8 November 2018

AGD participated in the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) Conference which takes place once every 4 years...

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Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) 2018 Biennale Conference

19 - 24 October 2018

AGD is honoured to be invited to this year’s Commonwealth Association for ...

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Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant (ISCA)'s Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Conference 2018

28 September 2018

The ISCA's PAIB Conference 2018 was held at Marina Bay Sands on 28 September 2018...

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Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference

6 – 9 May 2018

AGD took part in the IIA’s International Conference which is a premier training and ...

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ACCA International Public Sector Conference

1 - 2 March 2018

At the ACCA International Public Sector Conference held on 1-2 March, Paul Loke, AGD’s Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer ...

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Procurement Leadership Programme

26 October 2017

As part of AGD’s initiative to engender the culture of risk & control awareness at Government agencies, Mr Simon Chew, Head (Assurance) shared about ...

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Public Sector Standard Setters Forum 2017

3 – 4 July 2017

AGD attended the Public Sector Standard Setters Forum 2017 which was held in Zurich, Switzerland from ...

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Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2017

18 August 2017

The IART is a forum that allows the public sector internal auditors to keep abreast of the latest developments...

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The Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2017

23-26 July 2017

AGD attended the IIA International Conference 2017 which was held at Sydney from 23 – 26 July 2017...

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AGD-IRAS Sharing on Digital Initiatives

Launch of AGD Academy

27-28 October 2016

AGD has launched our Academy that will serve...

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Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2016

24 August 2016

AGD-IA organised the Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2016 on...

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AGD-IRAS Sharing on Digital Initiatives

AGD-IRAS Sharing on Digital Initiatives

12 August 2016

As the public sector embarks on its transformation journey, it is important...

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SME Biz-Innovation Summit 2016

23 June 2016

AGD is glad to be invited by SMBWorld Asia, a publication of Questex Asia, to share ..

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Internal Audit Conference 2016

Public Sector Internal Audit Conference 2016

21 – 22 April 2016

AGD is glad to be invited by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Singapore to share ..

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AGD Investment Roadshow

27 October 2015

On 27th October 2015, AGD organised a Roadshow for appointed fund managers and investment consultants..

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Internal Audit Roundtable

18 September 2015

AGD’s Assurance team has been organising the Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) since 2011. About 50 Head..

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AGD Investment Roadshow

27 October 2015

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On 27th October 2015, AGD organised a Roadshow for appointed fund managers and investment consultants under the “Demand Aggregation for investment services scheme” to share their services with government ministries and statutory boards.

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Internal Audit Roundtable

18 September 2015

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AGD’s Assurance team has been organising the Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) since 2011. About 50 Head Internal Auditors attend the IART on 18th September 2015 to share their audit knowledge and experiences and to discuss the latest industry trends. Through the forum, networks and closer relationships among public sector senior internal audit officers are established. The forum also facilitates the exchange of best practices and professional developments in internal audit.

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Public Sector Internal Audit Conference 2016

21 – 22 April 2016

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AGD is glad to be invited by the Institute of Internal Auditors, Singapore to share on how auditors can be faster in detecting non-compliances, uncover fraud and draw insights from data from the presentation, “Strengthening Internal Audit through Data Analytics: An AGD Perspective” at this year’s Public Sector Internal Audit Conference held on 21- 22 April.

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SME Biz-Innovation Summit 2016

23 June 2016

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AGD is glad to be invited by SMBWorld Asia, a publication of Questex Asia, to share how the government supports SMEs to transact with the government and manage cashflow through insights on payments via the Vendors@Gov Mobile App at the SME Biz-Innovation Summit on 23 June 2016. The app is currently available on both iOS and Android mobile platforms.

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AGD-IRAS Sharing on Digital Initiatives

12 August 2016

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As the public sector embarks on its transformation journey, it is important that agencies collaborate and learn from one another. With this in mind, AGD and IRAS met on 12 August 2016 to share some of our respective key digital initiatives. AGD covered the recently launched Vendors@Gov mobile app, introduction of e-invoicing and FI@Gov, whilst IRAS presented its efforts to re-design service delivery to taxpayers. It was an engaging session and all participants agreed that useful ideas were gained from the sharing.

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Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2016

24 August 2016

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AGD-IA organised the Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2016 on 24 Aug 2016. Held at the Lifelong Learning Institute, this year’s forum was attended by close to 100 participants. The annual forum serves as a platform for senior internal audit officers in the public sector to exchange ideas and enhance skill sets and capabilities within the public sector IA community.

The theme for this year’s forum was “Managing Emerging Risks in the Public Sector”. With technology and construction identified as hot button topics for discussion, participants were treated to insightful sessions by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) and Centre for Public Project Management (CP2M).

As a follow-through from the community engagement that took place at IART 2016, AGD-IA organised a Focus Group discussion on Grant Administration on 14 September 2016. There were vibrant discussions amongst the participants including the sharing of best practices and practical challenges in the administration and audit of grants. We thank all the participants for their active participation and interaction at the focus group and look forward to the seeing them again at future sessions!

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Launch of AGD Academy

27-28 October 2016

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AGD has launched our Academy that will serve as the training arm of the department to provide relevant training to our officers. The Academy will also be extending our training programmes to the public sector finance community to raise the capabilities of finance officers.

The setting up of the Academy was shared with the public sector finance leaders and AGD officers at the Finance Leaders Retreat and AGD All Day held on 27 and 28 October respectively.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference 2017

23-26 July 2017

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AGD attended the IIA International Conference 2017 which was held at Sydney from 23 – 26 July 2017. The theme for this year’s conference was "L.I.V.E the Global Experience: Leadership. Innovation. Value. Effectiveness."

The conference saw more than 2,000 IA professionals gathering to exchange ideas and learn about the evolving IA landscape. The topics covered included emerging trends in fraud prevention, risk management, IT auditing and cybersecurity.

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Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2017

18 August 2017

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The IART is a forum that allows the public sector internal auditors to keep abreast of the latest developments and challenges faced in internal audits.

The theme to this year’s IART was “New Horizon for Internal Audit – Achieving More with Less”. Over 100 participants from the public sector internal audit community attended the forum. Presentations were made by the Accountant-General’s Department, Auditor-General’s Office, Corruption Practices Investigation Bureau, and Ministry of Finance about the new horizon and challenges for the audit profession, and insights on policies to drive public sector innovation. There were also reflections on the importance of internal audit role in the effective governance of public sector and value creation & its sustainability.

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Public Sector Standard Setters Forum 2017

3 – 4 July 2017

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AGD attended the Public Sector Standard Setters Forum 2017 which was held in Zurich, Switzerland from 3 to 4 July 2017. The forum was organised by the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board, which aims to improve the quality, consistency and transparency of public sector financial reporting worldwide.

Over 70 participants from more than 26 countries from the public sector standard setters and equivalent bodies attended the forum. The forum enabled knowledge exchange and facilitate discussion on the challenges faced in the public sector accounting landscape. The topics covered includes accrual accounting, specific issue relating to public sector and the Board’s strategy and work plan development.

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Procurement Leadership Programme

26 October 2017

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As part of AGD’s initiative to engender the culture of risk & control awareness at Government agencies, Mr Simon Chew, Head (Assurance) shared about the procurement audit and risk management at the Procurement Leadership Programme on 26 October 2017 at the Civil Service College. The participants were informed about the key procurement risk areas and how audit could help in strengthening the controls in procurement. There was active discussion on the procurement lapses faced by agencies as well as its mitigating measures.

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ACCA International Public Sector Conference

1 - 2 March 2018

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At the ACCA International Public Sector Conference held on 1-2 March, Paul Loke, AGD’s Director of Technology and Chief Information Officer spoke on the second day on the topic on supporting innovation in the public sector. Together with three other speakers from Australia and the United Kingdom, Paul shared with the audience on how the PaC@Gov mobile application had provided an easy way for government employees and pensioners to check their pay and claims, while integration across agencies allows for leave applications and approvals on-the-go.

During the panel discussion, on the topic of striking an optimal balance between the use of technology and possibly higher maintenance cost over time, Paul shared with the audience the value of starting small, having the courage to experiment and learning from failures. At the closing of the segment, Paul also highlighted to the audience on the importance of understanding the customer’s needs in driving innovation.

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Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant (ISCA)'s Professional Accountants in Business (PAIB) Conference 2018

28 September 2018

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The ISCA's PAIB Conference 2018 was held at Marina Bay Sands on 28 September 2018.
The conference serves as an update for accounting professionals on relevant issues applicable to the fast changing business landscape. Our Accountant-General, as the Head of Profession for Finance, shared about the Government’s digitalisation efforts as well as the evolving role of the Public Sector Finance Function over the next 5 years during the panel discussion.

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Institute of Internal Auditors International Conference

6 – 9 May 2018

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AGD took part in the IIA’s International Conference which is a premier training and networking event for internal audit professional worldwide. The 2018 IIA’s International Conference was held on the 6-9 May in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The theme for 2018’s International Conference was “Connecting the World Through Innovation”. A total of 3000+ international professional attended this year conference.

2018’s International Conference featured industry experts who shared their wealth of knowledge during the 4-day conference. The presentation topics ranged from business sustainability, digitalisation, people relationships, information security, emerging concepts and fraud. Keynote speakers include UAE’s Minister of Economy, Saudi Arabia’s Vice Governor of Monetary Authority who shared about their countries’ economic transformation plan and how internal audit roles evolve to support these initiatives.

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Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) 2018 Biennale Conference

19 - 24 October 2018

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AGD is honoured to be invited to this year’s Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) Biennale Conference which was held in Georgetown, Guyana, from 19-24 Oct 2018.

Our officers, Thomas Sim, Edmund Ng and Kylie Yuan, presented AGD’s project on “Transforming the Singapore Public Sector Workplace” to delegates from various Commonwealth countries, sharing Singapore’s journey in improving public sector workplace productivity through various digitalisation initiatives. These initiatives such as the introduction of a one-stop mobile app and collaborating with policy owners allow a seamless delivery of corporate services to public officers and enhance their digital experience.

AGD was also awarded the Certificate of Distinction in the CAPAM International Innovation Awards 2018 under the category of Innovation in Public Service Management for our efforts in driving workplace transformation in the Singapore Public Sector.

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World Congress of Accountants Conference

5 - 8 November 2018

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AGD participated in the World Congress of Accountants (WCOA) Conference which takes place once every 4 years. The 2018 WCOA Conference was held on 5 – 8 Nov 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The theme for the 2018 WCOA Conference was “Global Challenges. Global Leaders.”. 153 distinguished speakers and 5,500 participants from over 115 countries were at this conference.

The keynote speakers shared about global risks and future economy. Both Prince Charles (via video) and former Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon encouraged accountants to take a lead on sustainability and climate change. The conference also covered the evolving role of accountants in view of emerging technologies like AI and blockchain. They provided a glimpse of what the future finance function may look like. Imagine emailing AI ‘colleagues’ for monthly reports. Quoting former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Sir Bill English at the conference - “It’s an exciting time to be in Finance!”.

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Internal Audit 2018 Conference

20 - 21 November 2018

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AGD officers from the Assurance Directorate attended a 2-day conference in London, organised by the Institute of Internal Auditors UK. Over 500 audit professionals participated in the event and were presented with inspirational talks and invaluable networking opportunities.

During the conference, our officers learnt from audit professionals on how they managed their business and teams amidst developments in IT, regulation and sustainability awareness. It was interesting that the attendees, mostly internal auditors, were actively engaging the speakers in discussions concerning politics and policy (e.g. Brexit), and sharing on how they thought internal audit should respond to changes. Our officers found the conference fruitful and would apply the key learning to their work.

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Internal Audit Roundtable (IART) 2018

28 November 2018

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This year’s IART theme, ‘Towards Stronger Financial Governance and Stewardship’ focused on the challenging process that internal auditors go through while providing the promise of an exciting future for the public sector IA community.

Representatives from Accountant-General’s Department, Auditor-General’s Office, and Ministry of Finance spoke at the event, covering key community and project updates, procurement transformation, and how internal audits could transform. There was also discussion on the importance of developing deep expertise to stay relevant amidst the disruption and shifts impacting the public sector as a whole.

Looking ahead, the internal audit will continue to play a pivotal role in advancing and upholding governance and stewardship within the public sector.

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