Singapore Government

AEcensus

The National Census for Accounting Entities by the Singapore Accountancy Commission

AEcensus2017

AEcensus is a national census conducted by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) for Accounting Entities (AEs) that are registered under the Accountants Act and companies that provide accounting-related services. The SAC will be conducting the third AEcensus in July 2017. Selected accounting entities will be invited to participate in this census. For accounting entities that were not selected but are interested to participate in the census, please contact Ms Lee Mei Jie (Lee_Mei_Jie@sac.gov.sg) or Ms Koh Kai En (Kai_En_KOH_from.TP@sac.gov.sg) for more information.

About AEcensus

Accounting Entities (AEs) play an important role in the growth and development of the Singapore economy. Since the establishment of the SAC in 2013, it has worked closely with stakeholders from the Accountancy Sector and business community to drive the development of the AE segment. To better understand the AE segment and gather insights on its development, the SAC launched the inaugural AEcensus2015 on 29 May 2015 and followed up with AEcensus2016 in late 2016.

The AEcensus report provides useful information on the AE segment in Singapore. It also collates information provided by the AEs about their talent profiles and possible gaps that may hinder their growth efforts. The AEcensus findings will help the SAC in more effective policy formulation and implementation to address the immediate and long-term challenges faced by AEs.

Past AEcensus

The full report of AEcensus2015 and AEcensus2016 are available via the links below.

Click to view the full report of AEcensus2015
Click to view the full report of AEcensus2016


Supporting Partners of AEcensus:

ACRA   Ministry of Manpower  


Acronyms and Glossary of Terms

Accountancy Sector

The Accountancy Sector comprises two main segments: Accounting Entities (AEs) and Corporates.

Accounting Entities (AEs)

An Accounting Corporation, Accounting Firm, or Accounting Limited Liability Partnership, approved under the Accountants Act (Chapter 2).

Accounting Entities (AEs) provide audit and assurance services - regulated by ACRA - as well as other non-audit related services such as basic accounting services, tax preparations, corporate advisory services and consultancy services.

Accounting Entities (AEs) are classified among big, medium and small accounting entities.

Corporates

The broader population of accountants working in accounting and finance roles within MNCs, SMEs and others. These include CFOs, finance executives, and in-house internal auditors, risk managers, business valuers and tax professionals. Their work support the growth of companies in all industries, spanning manufacturing and services.

Big 4 Accounting Entities

Accounting entities with headcount of at least 1000 employees.

Large Accounting Entities

Accounting entities with headcount of 101 to 999 employees.

Medium Accounting Entities

Accounting entities with headcount of 31 to 100 employees.

Small Accounting Entities

Accounting entities with headcount of 10 to 30 employees.


Micro Accounting Entities
 
Accounting entities with headcount of less than 10 employees.

Public Accountant

A person who is registered or deemed to be registered in accordance with the Accountants Act as a public accountant.

Non-Public Accountant

A person who is not registered or deemed to be registered in accordance with the Accountant Act as a public accountant.

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