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Ethical Conduct and Governance Issues Faced by Finance Professionals: Unravel Messages from Case Study Analysis (Live Webinar)

October 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+8


The format of this course is a Live Webinar. A detailed set of instructions on the Live Webinar will be sent to you closer to date.

Programme Objective

Standing tall, not succumbing to pressure and performing an act which compromises integrity is a primary commitment of accountants and finance professionals.

In the Hin Leong case study, the financial information that revealed the dire situation of the company was intentionally hidden away from the banks by the accountants. What was the intent and what were the consequences?

In the case of China Sky and their accounting irregularities, the management refused to appoint a special auditor despite SGX asking them to do so. Why did they refuse to appoint and what was the reason for the irregularities in the financial information?

Another recent case, Hyflux, is also under criminal investigations for false and misleading statements, as well as non-compliance with accounting standards.

By attending the short course, participants will refresh their understanding of the fundamental building blocks of ethics – integrity and objectivity as they delve deep and unravel the critical lessons to be learnt from the case studies.

Programme Outline

  • Introduction to the case facts of Hin Leong, China Sky and Hyflux
  • How were corporate governance principles breached in these cases?
  • Ethical challenges faced in the commercial world, including shareholder and stakeholders
  • Whistle-blowing and the practical issues faced by the finance professionals
  • Why integrity and objectivity are the core pillars of ethics? And why are they important in the current times?
  • Takeaways and key learning outcomes from these case studies


Please take note of the following admission requirements:

  • Trainings will be conducted on Zoom platform, thus video camera and microphone are compulsory
  • Mandatory for video camera to be turned on throughout the course
  • Display your official name (as per NRIC) in Zoom, to facilitate attendance taking

Training Methodology

  • Case studies and discussions
  • Sharing and analysis of case examples

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment.

Intended For

Intended for CFOs, Directors, Internal and External Auditors, Finance Managers, Risk Managers, and other finance professionals.

Competency Mapping

Category 2 = 2.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

David Shanmugam

Mr. David Shanmugam has many years of legal practice in the private sector and is presently working in a legal firm. He is also an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

He regularly conducts legal seminars and workshops for Directors, HR and Finance professionals on business and company law as well as various practical legal issues faced by corporate individuals. His forte is in the field of corporate and commercial drafting of contracts, including commercial company matters. Over the years, he has also conducted many in-house trainings for high profile corporate clients.

David has an LLB (Honours) from the University of London and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Victoria University.


October 12, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+8
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+65 6749 8060
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