Sikh chartered accountant gets ringing endorsement with Singapore’s SkillsFuture Fellowship Award 2019

Recognised as a true master of skills and mentor, SARJIT SINGH has trained more than 5,000 people in accounting, risk assurance and corporate governance advisory

Singapore president Halimah Yacob presents the SkillsFuture Fellowship Award 2019 to Sarjit Singh – Photo: Supplied
By Asia Samachar Team | SINGAPORE |

Sarjit Singh is a true master of skills and mentor of the future talent. Todate, he has trained more than 5,000 people in the area of accounting, risk assurance and corporate governance advisory.

The Singapore-based chartered accountant received a ringing endorsement when he bagged the SkillsFutureFellowship Award 2019.

“Our actions must inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more,” he told Asia Samachar in a message when contacted after winning the coveted Singapore award. “Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.”

“I truly enjoy mentoring and supporting everyone around me to achieve success in the way defined by them,” he said in an entry at his social media channel.

The award honours individuals as masters of skills and mentors of future talent, with a monetary award of S$10,000 to support their continued journey towards skills mastery.

#SkillsFuture is a national movement to provide Singaporeans with the opportunities to develop their fullest potential throughout life, regardless of their starting points.

The programme is tied to the Future Economy Council (FEC), a high-powered team chaired by deputy prime minister and finance minister Heng Swee Keat. It comprises eight other ministers as well as members from government, industry, unions, and educational and training institutions.

A former CFO of two large Singapore-based insurers, Sarjit is now a director at Ardent Business Advisory Pte Ltd, a firm established in 2008 by a team of qualified Chartered Accountants of Singapore. Ardent is a member of Kreston International, a global network of independent accounting firms.

He holds several industry appointments, including chairman of Singapore Accountancy Commission’s Learning and Assessment Committee, and member of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) Investigation and Disciplinary Panel.

In a congratulatory message, ISCA said: “Sarjit has been a trainer with ISCA Continuing Professional Education for many years, delighting course participants with his friendly, engaging style and equipping accounting professionals with future-ready skills.”

The over 5,000 people whom Sarjit trained were from ISCA, Monetary Authority of Singapore and Singapore Exchange Academy.

Sarjit and his wife Kiranjeet Kaur. – Photo: Supplied


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