NPO practice

KEY CONTACTS

Woo E-Sah Partner and Industry Lead
 
+65 6594 7843
eswoo@RSMSingapore.sg
 
Sovann Giang Senior Director and Deputy Industry Lead
 
 

NPOs face their own unique management difficulties. While many excel in their primary roles and activities, they often struggle to keep abreast with relevant rules and regulations applicable to Charities and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) due to limited resources dedicated to these necessary functions.

Following the wake of recent events that drew public attention to mismanagement issues and lack of governance in charities and religious organisations, NPOs are now under greater scrutiny with the implementation of tighter regulatory requirements and increased transparency demands.


Dealing with Unique Challenges

Charged with juggling these new responsibilities, NPOs are forced to operate in a leaner manner and find more efficient ways to deploy manpower. This has resulted in a sharp rise in demand for experienced partners to alleviate strain and keep operations running smoothly.


How We Can Help

Compliance

  • Rules & regulations applicable to charities & IPCs
  • FRS
  • CAS 

Advisory
  • Restructuring
  • Board effectiveness
  • Succession planning
  • Risk assessment
  • Corporate governance – "Comply or explain"

Process Productivity
  • Company incorporation
  • Accounting outsourcing
  • Technology & information
  • Client management system


Our Services

Audit   Tax   Advisory   Business Solutions
  • Statutory audit
  • Audit certifications
    e.g.:
  • Fundraising appeals
  • Annual return of tax deductible receipts for IPCs
  • Patient statistics
  • Student muster
 
  • GST and tax advisory
  • GST workshops
  • Assistance for application of International NPOs status with EDB
 
  • Internal audit and regulatory compliance
  • Risk management
  • Corporate governance review
  • Board evaluation
 
  • Organisation setup (Society or Public Company Limited by Guarantee)
  • Accounting (including assistance in Charities Accounting Standard conversion)
  • Technology advisory and information technology
  • Payroll

 

Why RSM?

We have a dedicated NPO Practice Team with experience working with numerous clients, including large societies and companies limited by guarantee, across diverse sectors with primary activities related to:


Education

(Public schools, institutes of higher learning)

International non-profit organisations

(e.g. Inter-governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations)

 Religious activities

 Sports (National sports associations)

 Community and youth associations

Health

(e.g. Hospitals, clinics, health-related foundations)

Other non-profit or social objectives

(e.g. Clubs, clans, chambers of commerce)

 Arts and heritage

We track pressing trends and challenges encountered by NPOs and assess the implications for our clients. Combining in-depth knowledge with technical expertise, we deliver holistic solutions with real-world practicality.

  • Dedicated NPO practice since 2007
  • Extensive experience serving NPO clients across many different sectors
  • Expertise in the Singapore Financial Reporting Standards, the Charities Accounting Standard, and the Code of Corporate Governance for Charities and IPCs
  • High partner, director and manager involvement
  • End-to-end services and capabilities
  • Expertise in compliance with legislation governing charities and IPCs

For more information on how we assist NPOs, click here.


NPO Practice Insights

How We Help Clients
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