Audit and Assurance
Deacon is Licensed Auditor by Ministry of Finance, Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and also a Chartered Accountant (CA) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
He has more than 10 years experience in audit industry. He started his career in the well-known international mid-tier firm in Malaysia and subsequently joined an advisory company as a Manager of IPO division, primarily focused on listing exercises mainly on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) and in charge of project management, team management, and all of which were necessary for balancing the expectations of every professional party involved in the IPO exercise. He joined one of the Big 4 audit firm after he left the advisory firm.
Deacon has well rounded skills from accounting, auditing, taxation and statutory compliances which gained from the experiences above.
Eric is Licensed Auditor by Ministry of Finance, Fellow Member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and also a Chartered Accountant (CA) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
He started his career in a small medium practice in and responsible of performing audit work in Malaysia and Cambodia. Thereafter, he pursued his career with one of the "Big 4" audit firm, during this tenure, he gained experience by handling various MNC's and SMEs in several industries. Besides that, he had the opportunity to involved in a special audit for IPO purposes.
Subsequently, he joined an advisory company, as their senior consultant in year 2017. He was involed in the construction and preparation of information and detailed breakdowns required for several major IPO exercises, built historical listings for audit and listing purposes, constructed profit forecast and working capital forecasts required by HKSE. Subsequently, Mr. Eric left the advisory role and rejoined the "Big 4" in year 2019 with managerial role.
Kai Jie Lim
CPA (Aust.), CA(M)
Kai is a Licensed Auditor by the Ministry of Finance, a member of CPA Australia and a Chartered Accountant (CA) of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA).
He has over 8 years of experience in providing a wide range of audit and assurance services for local and foreign clients, largely during his time in Deloitte’ Banking & Insurance practice in Malaysia.
He has been involved in the audit of multinational corporations and listed companies in a diverse range of sectors including Consumer Products & Services, Retail, Wholesale & Distribution, Oil and Gas, Water, Recycling, Logistics, Industrial products and Services, and Construction. He has also been involved in international share offerings such as IPO in foreign listing boards and inter-firm reporting to US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region; whilst also providing specialised assurance services such as review of cash flow projections for capital issuance and assurance works for regulators.
In terms of the future of audit and assurance, he is currently interested in the investment opportunities open to Malaysian firms to enhance our manufacturing capability, how corporates can tap into AI and automation and the impending impact of how ESG is reshaping businesses.
Fan Kah Seong
CTIM, CPA, CA(M)
Kah Seong is a Licensed Tax Agent both under S.153 (ITA 1967) and S. 170 GST Act 2014, Fellow member of CPA Australia, Fellow member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Fellow member of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), graduate from Monash University, Clayton, Vic.
He is also a former tax partner of a Big Four firm in Malaysia and has more than 26 years of tax experience covering GST or VAT as well as tax compliance and advisory services.
His engagements cover various industries including plantation, trading, construction, property development, IT services, logistic, food & beverage and manufacturing. He has also undertaken numerous tax due diligence, M&A, international tax and other corporate tax restructuring assignments locally and overseas for the ports, logistic, roads, motor, construction, manufacturing, retail and property sectors.
In 2013, Yvonne started her career with the Big 4 audit. Thereafter, she pursued her career as a group internal auditor in a local company listed on Bursa Malaysia.
During her tenure with the locally listed company as group internal auditor, she has undertaken and managed internal audits and internal control reviews for Listed and Non-Listed group covering various industries such as:
a) Logistics and warehousing
c) E-commerce & last mile delivery
e) Diesel station
Thereafter, she joined a US MNC with core business in manufacturing as internal auditor, where she was responsible for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audit, operational and financial audits covering USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Suzhou and other smaller entities.
She was exposed to a wide spectrum of areas, internal control & risk management, compliance, pioneer of ESG audits and reporting.
Apart from the above, Yvonne was also the pioneer for advisory projects where she gained recognition from senior management and was awarded for her excellent performance. She was also honored to be invited as one of the guest speakers for the World Business Angel Investors Forum 2022.