Overview of Accounting under FRS 109 Financial Instruments and its related Tax Implications

11 August 2020, Tuesday

09.00AM - 05.00PM
60 Cecil Street, ISCA House, Singapore 049709

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Programme Synopsis

This workshop will focus on accounting for Financial Instruments under FRS 109 Financial Instruments that includes guidance on classification and measurement of financial assets and liabilities, hedging, and the expected credit losses model and its related tax implications.

Programme Outline

This session will cover: 

  • Overview of FRS 109 – Financial instruments 
  • Classification and measurement: Financial Asset & Financial Liabilities 
  • Amortized cost 
  • Fair value 
  • Fair value through Profit or loss 
  • Fair value through OCI 
  • Accounting for Derivatives 
  • Accounting for off market transactions 
  • Subsequent measurement: Expected credit loss model 
  • Hedge accounting 
  • Types of Hedges 
  • Fair value hedge 
  • Cash flow hedge 
  • Net investment hedge 
  • Overview of FRS 32 – Financial instruments: Presentation 
  • Debt vs equity considerations 
  • Compound Financial Instruments
  • FRS 109 tax treatment 
  • Scope of section 34AA 
  • Documentary requirements

About the Presenter(s)/ Trainer(s)

Mr Chetan Hans
Director, Financial Reporting Advisory Services
Grant Thornton

Chetan has more than 14 years of experience in servicing large national and multinational clients in the areas of Assurance, Indian GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS technical accounting advisory, specifically in the areas of financial instruments, leases, consolidation, revenue recognition and business combinations.

Chetan has extensive international experience on advising clients on IFRS and US GAAP in India, United Kingdom and United States. Chetan has expertise in:
  • Advising on technical accounting under IFRS and US GAAP; 
  • Conduct IFRS and technical accounting trainings on IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and IFRS 9 for clients and finance teams of major corporates in India and Nepal; 
  • Experience of various technical topics like leasing, revenue recognition, embedded derivatives, consolidation, joint ventures, service concession arrangements; 
  • Diverse industry and international experience including working with and within teams from India, United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Romania, Singapore.
  • Professional qualifications and memberships 
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) 
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (US) 
  • B.Com (Hons), University of Delhi

Ms Eng Min Lor
Partner, Tax Services
Grant Thornton

Eng Min has more than 25 years of experience in Singapore tax compliance and international tax planning, and has been actively involved in the structuring of investment into Singapore and Asian countries. 

She advises clients on compliance matters, tax planning, structuring of onshore and offshore funds, and the tax considerations of inbound investments into Singapore. Eng Min has led a number of finance transformation projects and coordinated the compliance and reporting services for a number of multinational corporations in Asia Pacific and Middle East.

Professional qualifications and memberships
  • Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax), Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals. 
  • Associate Member, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant 
  • B.Acc (Hons),  National University of Singapore 
  • M Econs, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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