Tan Kuang Hui
CEO and Managing Partner, Crowe Horwath First Trust LLP
Kuang Hui has over 25 years of experience in the audit and financial advisory services, providing these services to a broad range of clients including financial institutions, technology, manufacturing, trading, publishing and agricultural companies.
As the Chief Executive and Managing Partner of Crowe Horwath First Trust LLP, Kuang Hui leads the Singapore firm comprising 12 partners and approximately 200 professionals. He is particularly well versed in PRC business, accounting and tax matters. Kuang Hui is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Crowe Global.
- Leading teams to perform audits and advisory of companies listed on the Singapore Exchange.
- Advising clients on the restructuring and subsequent listing of various companies on the Singapore Exchange.
- Leading teams to perform due diligence reviews in connection with various proposed acquisitions of companies in Indonesia, China and Singapore.
- Performing risk control reviews and advising clients on risk control as well as corporate governance issues.
- Assisting PRC companies to raise financial in capital markets in Singapore.
- Led projects for the valuations of businesses in various industries located in China.
- Advising technology clients on block-chain and crypto-currencies.
- Council Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
- CPA Australia
- Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Managing Director, Asia, Xero
Kevin Fitzgerald is Xero’s Regional Director for Asia.
Originally from Ireland, Kevin moved to Australia in 2011 and led Financial Services recruitment business for Robert Walters in Melbourne. Previously Kevin has worked with KPMG, Royal Bank of Canada and State Street Bank in Audit, Financial Reporting and Hedge Funds. His career in Xero began in 2015 where he led the Australian sales team as Territory Manager. Kevin has experience working with SME’s from many perspectives, he understands deeply their challenges and works tirelessly with his team at Xero and Xero Partners to help SME’s grow.
Kevin moved to Singapore in 2017 and loves spending time with SME’s hearing about their challenges and discussing how Xero can help them.
Kevin is a fellow member of the ACCA, the largest Professional Accounting Body globally.
Chairman, ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Hans is currently an audit partner with PwC Singapore. He has more than 30 years of experience with the firm in The Netherlands, New Zealand, Indonesia and Singapore. Hans has been involved with some of the largest and most complex audit and consulting engagements of the firm across different industries.
Within PwC, Hans is also responsible for the Assurance Standards & Technology group in Singapore. In this role, he is heavily involved with the roll-out of Assurance Standards, related policies and guidance and associated audit technology tools across the firm.
Hans chairs ISCA’s Auditing & Assurance Standards Committee. He also co-chairs ISCA’s Covid-19 Working Group, which is tasked with providing audit and accounting professionals in Singapore with up to date technical guidance on the implications of Covid-19.
MBA University of Tilburg, The Netherlands
Chartered Accountant & Public Accountant, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
Associate Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand
Chairman, ISCA Financial Reporting Committee
Partner, KPMG LLP
Reinhard is the Head of the Department of Professional Practice and an Audit Partner with KPMG Singapore with more than 25 years of experience.
In his current role as head of DPP, he is involved in all significant accounting discussions and audit methodology issues of the firm in Singapore. He is involved with the audit regulators in Singapore and represents KPMG Singapore in international discussions on accounting issues, in particular with the IASB.
Reinhard is leading audits of companies in a number of sectors and is involved in accounting advisory projects in Singapore and the ASEAN region. He is advising on accounting for acquisitions, hedge accounting, consolidation issues, complex transaction accounting as well as various other issues for a wide range of clients including financial institutions, government institutions, PE investors and real estate companies.
His audit portfolio includes a large listed Telco in Singapore, where he serves as the Group engagement partner as well as branches of regulated Banks in Singapore and the audit of a commodities trading company and technology companies.
Reinhard is the chairman of ISCA’s Financial Reporting Committee and a member of several other technical ISCA committees and chairs the workgroups on the implementation of the new consolidation standards and the new revenue recognition standard in Singapore.
Reinhard is a member of KPMG’s Global Topic Teams on revenue recognition and the topic team on valuation and impairment. He is very involved in technical issues and the interpretation and practical implementation of the respective accounting rules. He liaises on a regular basis with KPMG’s IFR-Group as well as other international members of the topic teams.
Tan Seng Choon
Chairman, ISCA Ethics Committee
Partner, Assurance, Ernst & Young LLP
Seng Choon has more than 25 years of audit experience working with EY London and Singapore office. He has audited multinationals, public and private companies and statutory boards across a diversified range of industries. These include Real Estate, Construction & Hospitality Technology, Resources & Transportation and Consumer Products. He also has experiences in IPO and following due diligence projects.
Seng Choon holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Second Upper Division) and is a Chartered Accountant and fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA). His other appointments and experiences include:
- ISCA Ethics Committee Chairman (currently)
- EY Singapore Professional Practice Partner from Jan 2009 – Dec 2016
- EY ASEAN Regulatory & Public Policy Partner from Oct 2010 – Jun 2016
- ACRA Complaints and Disciplinary Panel Member
- ACRA Practicing Monitoring Sub-Committee Member till 2016
- ISCA Financial Reporting Committee Member till 2019
Ng Kian Hui
Audit Partner, Head of Audit & Assurance, BDO LLP
Kian Hui has more than 23 years of experience in providing auditing and assurance services in Singapore and China. He is the Head of Audit & Assurance and IFRS Country Leader of BDO LLP, Singapore. Currently, he is a member of the Financial Reporting Committee, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”). He was a member of Auditing and Assurance Committee, ISCA as well as the Deputy Chairman of the ISCA Revenue Standard Working Group.
He provides auditing and assurance services to listed companies, multi-national corporation, statutory boards and privately owned entities in Singapore and China. His expertise covers statutory audits, accounting advisory, as well as reporting accountant for Initial Public Offers engagements.
Divisional Director, Public Accountancy Division, Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority
Ms Kuldip Gill as the Divisional Director of the Public Accountancy Division of ACRA, oversees ACRA’s Practice Monitoring Department (PMD) and Professional Oversight Department (POD). PMD supports ACRA in its strategic objective of promoting high quality audits and corporate financial reporting through the administration of the Practice Monitoring Programme, which includes performing practice reviews of audits carried out by public accountants in Singapore. PMD also supports ACRA’s regulatory efforts in monitoring events and trends in the local and international marketplace and carries out other regulatory activities on the work and independence of public accountants when required. POD on the other hand, oversees the registration of public accountants and accounting entities as well as key aspects of regulation and enforcement of the profession.
Ms Gill, with more than 30 years experience in public accounting in various countries in the region including Australia and Hong Kong, has extensive experience in the audits of multinational and local companies in a wide spectrum of industries. Ms Gill, a partner in one of the Big-4 firms in Singapore prior to joining ACRA, was responsible for some of the quality aspects of the network firm. She is known for her commitment to audit quality and made significant contributions in the Asia Pacific Region.
Ms Gill has regularly provided training to members of ISCA and CPA Australia. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia, a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, and a Fellow of CPA Australia.
Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
Gajendran is an Assurance Partner and the Professional Practice Director in EY with more than 20 years of audit experience, covering various multinationals, public and private companies in a diversified range of industries.
He is a practicing member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants; a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK, and a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Gajendran is a member of ISCA Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee, ISCA Financial Reporting Committee and ISCA Investigation and Disciplinary Panel member. He is also a member of Accounting Standards Council Better Communication Working Group.
Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Southeast Asia
Chairman, Deloitte Singapore
Philip Yuen is the CEO of Deloitte Southeast Asia and Chairman of Deloitte Singapore. He has over 30 years of public accounting experience in the United Kingdom and Singapore. He assumed the role of CEO, Deloitte Southeast Asia on 1 June 2016 and Chairman, Deloitte Singapore on 1 January 2019. His natural leadership qualities have earned him wide respect both among his clients and in Deloitte’s global organisation.
He has extensive experience as a hands-on leader of complex global engagements. Besides advising companies listed on the Singapore Exchange, he has led teams in special investigation and system audits.
Philip is a board member and audit committee chair of both Singapore Land Authority and Institute of Technical Education. He is also an Industry Advisory Committee member for the accountancy programme at Singapore Institute of Technology, a member of the School Accountancy Advisory Board at Singapore Management University and Chairman of the Board of Governors of NorthLight School.
Chen Voon Hoe
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Risk Services Pte Ltd
Voon Hoe is the partner leading the Accounting, Financial Reporting and Corporate Treasury services in PwC Singapore. He has over 20 years of experience implementing end to end reporting, risk and treasury solutions for major organizations across Asia. This includes gap analysis, project management, modelling and working with vendors to implement systems solutions in response to changes in accounting standards or regulatory reforms. In addition, he has also worked on a number of complex billion-dollar capital raising and mergers and acquisitions transactions providing finance, structuring, valuation and due diligence advice across the deal cycle.
Voon Hoe is a member of PwC's global network of IFRS reporting specialists and PwC's Global Banking Industry Accounting. In Singapore, he is the Deputy Chair of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant's Financial Reporting Committee and chairs its FRS 109 working group. In addition, he is also a member of Accounting Standard Council's Financial Instruments and Better Communication Working Groups.
Chua Kim Chiu
Professor (Practice), NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
Chairman of Audit Committee, OCBC Bank
Chua Kim Chiu is currently Professor (Practice) in Accounting at NUS Business School, where he teaches courses in financial reporting and valuation at executive, master's and advanced undergraduate levels. As a board member of OCBC Bank, he is currently Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Management Committee. He also serves as an Audit and Risk Committee of National University Health System.
Before entering academia, Professor Chua was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Singapore for over two decades, where he was a member of the Leadership Team and headed the firm-wide Risk and Quality function. He also acted as a Senior Advisor at PwC Hong Kong and China from 2012 to 2016.
At PwC, he was involved in the audits of the Big 3 Singapore banks and a number of international banks in Singapore either as the lead audit partner or the quality review partner. He also led a number of financial due diligence engagements relating to the acquisition of banks in the region. In addition, he was a pioneer in advising clients on their first adoption of the accounting standard for financial instruments.
Formerly, he was the Chairman of Financial Reporting Standards Committee and Banking and Finance Committee of ISCA and was also a member of Accounting Standards Council of Singapore.
As an expert in accounting for financial instruments, he has over the years contributed numerous comment letters to International Accounting Standards Board on its accounting standard exposure drafts and discussion papers.
Group Head of Tax and Accounting Policy, DBS
Deputy Chair, Accounting and Tax Sub-Group, Steering Committee for SOR Transition to SORA
Mikkel Larsen is Managing Director, Group Head of Tax and Accounting Policy of DBS. He is also the Chief Sustainability Officer of DBS and a committee member of Global Compact Network Singapore's Management Committee.
Prior to joining DBS, Mikkel was the Chief Financial Officer for Asia Pacific in UBS from 2009 to 2012 covering Investment Bank, Wealth Management and Asset Management. He was previously the Asia Pacific Head of Accounting Policy and location controller for Hong Kong at UBS. Mikkel has also worked in Citigroup in London and KPMG in London and Denmark.
Mikkel holds an MBA from London Business School, Graduate education from Harvard University and a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Economics from Copenhagen Business School in his native country Denmark where he also holds his CPA.
Managing Partner, Heng Lee Seng LLP
Member, ISCA Public Accounting Practice Committee
Michael has over 25 years of experience in auditing, accounting and taxation and is currently managing partner of Heng Lee Seng LLP, a mid-sized public accounting firm.
He graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, is a fellow member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, CPA Australia and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants; a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Singapore) and the Singapore Institute of Directors. He holds the designation of an Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals.
Michael is an active member of ISCA, being a member of the Public Accounting Practice Committee and ISCA's Investigation and Disciplinary Panel.