Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority

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Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
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Agency overview
Formed April 1, 2004 (2004-04-01)
Preceding agencies Registry of Companies and Businesses
Public Accountants’ Board
Jurisdiction Government of Singapore
Headquarters 10 Anson Road #05-01/15 International Plaza Singapore 079903 1°16′33″N 103°50′45″E / 1.275918°N 103.845971°E / 1.275918; 103.845971
1°16′33.1″N 103°50′45.5″E / 1.275861°N 103.845972°E / 1.275861; 103.845972
Agency executives Lim Soo Hoon, Chairman
Kenneth Yap, Chief Executive
Parent agency Ministry of Finance (Singapore)
Website www.acra.gov.sg

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Abbreviation: ACRA; Chinese: 会计与企业管制局; Malay: Penguasa Pengawalan Perakaunan dan Korporat ; Tamil: கணக்கியல், நிறுவன ஒழுங்குமுறை ஆணையம்) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Finance of the Singapore Government. 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.

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ACRA was formed on 1 April 2004 by the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Act, which resulted in the merger of the then Registry of Companies and Businesses (RCB), and the Public Accountants’ Board (PAB). The merger was to synergise the monitoring of companies’ compliance with disclosure requirements and the regulation of public accountants performing statutory audit.

Overview[edit]

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.

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