A Commercial Affairs Officer (CAO) conducts enquiries and investigations into major complaints of commercial frauds and abuses, either independently or in a team. CAOs also assist in Criminal Legal Proceedings resulting from the investigations.

The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) is the principal agency that safeguards Singapore’s integrity as a world-class financial and commercial centre through vigilant and professional enforcement of the laws. He or she is capable of investigating a wide spectrum of commercial and financial crimes and is an outfit with its own investigative resources and intelligence in the Singapore Police Force.

Entry Requirements

A pass degree in Accountancy, Law, Business Administration, Business or Economics.

Acceptance of overseas universities for employment in the Civil Service:

There is no central government authority that assesses or accords recognition to degrees for employment purposes. In general, degrees from universities accredited by the home government of the country where the university originates will be considered for appointment into the Public Service. This applies to degrees obtained full-time or part-time, through distance-learning or twinning programmes, etc. In addition, for professional qualifications, the degrees obtained from local or foreign institutions must be recognised by the relevant professional bodies in Singapore to be considered for employment into the Public Service.