Accounting for acquisitions and impairment in a challenging economic environment

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road, Singapore 169663

25 May 2017, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, SGT


Planning for the effects of the Singapore Financial Reporting Standard 103’s accounting requirements is critical for successful business acquisitions in Singapore.

In addition, certain industries face a difficult economic climate now, resulting in increases in asset impairment. Estimating impairment can be difficult, as reflected in it being included in the list of ACRA’s focus areas for its Financial Reporting Surveillance Programme.

This course breaks down complex area of accounting into a series of steps which you can apply when your company acquires another business, or when you assess for the impact of impairment during the preparation of your financial statements.


Course highlights

  • Acquisition accounting – planning ahead for the impact of FRS 103 on your business acquisition.
  • Purchase price allocation – walking through the key concepts for accountants when approaching a complex task.
  • Estimating asset values in an uncertain economic environment – assessing the impact and key steps when performing impairment.
  • Calculating the recoverable amount – navigating challenging concepts such as Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) and Value-in-use (VIU).


Partners and Senior Managers from KPMG’s Accounting Advisory Services and Corporate Finance teams.


Who should attend

Financial controllers, finance managers, accountants, private equity specialists, and those involved in the preparation and interpretation of financial statements, as well as users of financial statements.


Course fees*
KPMG Client / Alumni: $550 per participant
Public: $630 per participant
To register online, please click here.

*The fee is inclusive of GST at the prevailing rate, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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