Jason Tan Chee Siang, Partner,
CA(M), CPA (Aust.), ATII, B.Com (Aust)
Jason Tan graduated from Murdoch University, Australia and is a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) and CPA Australia since 1998. He is also an Associate Member of Malaysian Institute of Taxation (MIT) and holds both, the audit and tax licenses under the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
He has more than 20 years of working experience with several large international accounting firms. He started his career with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in 1995 and joined Price Waterhouse as a senior associate in 1997. He was later recruited by Ernst & Young in 2001 as a manager for more than 4 years before starting his own public practice, Jason Tan & Associates in 2005, an independent member of EuraAudit International.
Jason was exposed to many diversified industries including services, manufacturing, trading, construction, property development, telecommunication, information technology, plantation, aviation and independent power supplier. His exposure also covers large multinational companies (some listed in Fortune 500) and public listed companies.
He has experience in doing profit forecast, financial due diligence, project management and special audits which include Putrajaya Holdings Berhad and SP Setia Berhad (property development sector), TTDI Berhad (property developer of Taman Tun Dr Ismail) and was seconded to Binariang Berhad (now known as Maxis Berhad) to assist in the re-engineering process in the finance department.
In Ernst & Young, he specialized in servicing large multinational companies which included IKEA, Smith & Nephew(listed in UK), Eli Lily(listed in US), Datacom(listed in NZ), Texton Fastening(listed in US), Transmarco Holdings and Transview ( both listed in the SSE) , Impiana Group of Hotels and MHSA Berhad.
Jason has also been awarded the GST Tax Agent license awarded by Custom and also specialized in providing advisory that range from registering, implementation to submission of GST to clients.
Esther Lee-Executive Director
MBA (Strathclyde, UK), BSc (Hons) Economics and Accounting
Ms. Esther Lee graduated with a Joint Honours degree in Economics and Accounting from University of Bristol and holds an MBA (Masters of Business Administration) from the University of Strathclyde, which is ranked top ten MBA in the UK by Financial Times MBA in 2009. She has more than 13 years of working experience in Fortune 500’s MNCs, which include PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Hewlett-Packard (HP) and IBM.
She has extensive experience in the area of credit risk management and involved in managing medium to multi million dollar value deals and AR exposure for high-risk countries such as Thailand, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam and Asia Emerging countries as a Regional Credit Consultant.
Esther started her career in the audit and advisory line with PWC and later joined a boutique fund management company as an investment analyst where she handled the Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia investment portfolios and tracker funds. She was also responsible in innovating processes, policies, work flow and compliance to audit and SOX (Sarbanes Oxley Act) in HP. Later, she joined IBM and continues to manage and improve IBM’s credit risk management. Esther also specialized in GST advisory and training to clients.
Loh Kim Hock
Senior Finance Manager
Mr. Loh has more than 15 years experience in finance ranging from external audit to finance manager role in various industries. He was the Accounts Manager of Bortim Sdn. Bhd., a timber exporter with annual turnover of Rm100m and then, he moved on as a Finance Manager to Micro 2000/Acctrak21 Sdn. Bhd., which is a computer superstore/ trading and software distributor.
He was also the Finance Manager for MNCs such as Infinium Software Asia Pacific and his role encompasses financial and accounting functions for both Malaysia and Singapore operations, manage the HR/Payroll and overall office administration, budgeting and forecasting of cash flow, sales planning, credit and collection and ensure compliance with local statutory requirement.
From 2003-2006, he was the Finance Manager of SSA Global Technologies Malaysia, which was listed in U.S and he head and managed the local finance team. His role includes preparation of monthly/ quarterly/ yearly management reporting and financial analysis for internal and local statutory requirement. He also has exposure in credit and legal as he managed the credit team of Servtouch-Wywy (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, which is a distributor of Ricoh and Kodak.