The Singapore Accountancy Academy (SAA) was established in 1985, with a vision to service and foster the needs of the accountancy industry. It is the training arm of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS). ICPAS is Singapore’s largest and one of the most established professional bodies in Singapore, administering over 22,000 members.
In February 2010, as part of the changes made to meet the requirements of the Private Education Regulation 2009, a new division was formed and corporatised, and will operate under the brand name of SAA Global Education (SAA-GE). It continues to be the Training Arm of ICPAS.
SAA and now SAA-GE has over 26 years track record as a leading accountancy education provider, attracting and developing talent for the accountancy profession on an international level. SAA-GE has consistently produced a list of prize winners for the ACCA and CAT programmes in the Singapore and International categories. The School has trained thousands of individuals to upgrade their education and fulfil career needs through various academic and continuing professional education programmes.
There are currently more than 5,000 part-time and full-time students studying at SAA-GE, with students from Singapore, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and other countries in Asia Pacific region.
Our commitment is evidenced in our Mission, Vision, Values and Culture:
To train and equip students and CPAs in the best professional skills to enable them to be good quality accountants and to contribute richly to a competitive, efficient and progressive Singapore.
To be the Premier Accountancy Academy in the region.
Professionalism: To show respect in our words and actions.
Empathy: To show care and concern.
Quality: To meet or exceed expectations.
SAA-GE’s culture is one of involvement, commitment, passionate about our staff and students, action oriented in seeking work together and service driven.
We aspire to be a leading accountancy education provider globally, attracting and developing talent for the accountancy profession on an international level. We are also aligned with ICPAS’ mission to develop the accountancy profession so as to contribute to building Singapore as a key player in the global economy.
As in our slogan, we aim to offer “Quality Education, Lifetime Opportunities”.