Practice Leader, Capital Markets & IPO
Joshua Ong is the managing partner of Baker Tilly and he leads the Capital Markets and IPO services. He has more than 20 years’ audit, consulting and commercial financial control and accounting experience, including more than 10 in international accounting firms.
Joshua specialises in the audit of multinational and SGX listed companies. He has extensive experience in local and cross-border initial public offering, due diligence and merger and acquisitions projects.
FCA (Singapore), CIA
Partner & Board Member of Baker Tilly International
With Guan Seng’s business experience, his eye for talent and his farsightedness, he knows he’s part of something special – a dedicated team and one of the best firms in his field.
As the former managing partner, Guan Seng provided strategic direction and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the firm, as well as the practice development initiatives within the firm. He continues to manage a handful of clients so that he can stay current with the daily challenges that all the partners face.
Guan Seng’s leadership extends deeply into his community, service, and charitable endeavors. He is the Honorary Consul for the Consulate of Botswana in Singapore, since 2006. He serves on the Singapore QP Development Panel that developed the Singapore QP, the Finance Board of the Diocese of Singapore, and the Audit Committee for NCC Research Fund and Community Cancer Fund.
FCA (Singapore), FCCA
Partner & Practice Leader, Assurance
Susan Foong heads the Assurance division at Baker Tilly. She specialises in audit and review engagements for businesses ranging from SGX-listed and private companies to not-for-profit organisations. She also heads Baker Tilly's Assurance Technical, Learning and Development team and supports the firm's Management Committee in quality assurance.
CA (Singapore), FCA (ANZ), FCA
Human Capital Partner
Khor Boon Hong is a partner with over 20 years’ experience in public accounting, spanning Singapore, China and Malaysia. During this time he has conducted financial statement audits/reviews and internal control reviews, advised clients on implementation and adoption of new and revised Financial Reporting Standards, and acted as reporting auditor for public offerings and fundraising.
Boon Hong works with a diverse range of clients, including listed, family-owned and foreign-owned businesses, as well as not-for-profit organisations in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.
He joined Baker Tilly in 2009 and currently chairs the firm’s alumni network. He is a past member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee.
CA (Singapore), FCCA
Guat Peng has over 20 years of audit experience as well as extensive experience in the audit of both local and multinational companies in diverse industries. She is also experienced in initial public offerings and reverse takeovers on the Singapore Exchange and NASDAQ, improvements in accounting and reporting systems.
Guat Peng is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Practising Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).
CA (Singapore), CPA (Aust)
Tiang Yii is an Assurance partner of Baker Tilly. She has more than 20 years’ audit experience in Singapore, including financial audit of multinational and local companies in diverse industries. Tiang Yii also has experience in initial public offerings and due diligence projects.
CA (Singapore), FCCA
Kok Heng joined the firm in 2008 as Assurance manager. He has more than 10 years of audit and assurance experience. His current and former clients include public listed companies, multinational companies, small and medium-sized companies across a broad spectrum of industries as well as not-for-profit organisations. He also has experience in initial public offering and due diligence engagements.
Kok Heng is a practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Gilbert has over 13 years of experience in public accounting. His extensive experience includes financial audits of listed and private companies as well as multinational companies across a wide range of industries.
CA (Singapore), B. Acc
Guo Shuqi is an Assurance Partner of Baker Tilly TFW with over 11 years of experience in audit, assurance and IPO services. A highly versatile accounting professional and leader, she has worked with multinational corporations, not-for-profit organisations, SMEs and listed companies. She has developed broad industry experience across F&B, manufacturing, hospitality, entertainment and trading.
CA (Singapore), FCPA (Australia), ATA (Income Tax & GST)
Practice Leader, Tax
Boey Yoke Ping heads the tax team at Baker Tilly in Singapore. She is a member and immediate past Chairperson of the Baker Tilly International Asia Pacific Tax Committee.
Throughout her 20-plus years of professional experience in taxation, Yoke Ping has been involved in both tax compliance and advisory work in local and international tax planning, tax due diligence and dispute resolution. She has also been involved in the planning for initial public offerings and addressed the corporate income tax aspects of post-merger restructuring exercises for large multinational companies. She advises clients on issues relating to Goods and Services Tax (GST) and personal income tax as well.
Accredited Tax Professional, SIATP
Eng Kiat is a Tax partner at Baker Tilly. Prior to joining the Firm in 2014 he worked with an international public accounting firm for more than 10 years, where his practice concentrated on advising clients in varied industries (such as pharmaceutical, ICT, food and beverage, commodities trading, etc) on their international and regional tax structuring needs.
Clients and fellow professionals have regularly endorsed his versatility within the taxation field, where he delivered projects of diverse technical nature including compliance-based engagements, due diligence (largely for private equity houses), post-deal restructuring, supply chain modelling, incentive negotiation, transfer pricing, alternative investments, debt offerings, etc.
He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (first class honours) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is regularly involved in various international tax seminars held in the region, and has also frequently published articles on taxation in the press.
Partner, Goods and Services Tax (GST)
Yvonne is a tax partner and leads the GST practice at Baker Tilly.
With over 20 years of GST specialist experience, Yvonne started her career with the IRAS before joining a Big 4 international accounting firm where she served global and multinational companies. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, she was also responsible for co-setting up a dedicated GST practice in one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms. Her blend of experience allows her to provide practical advice and solutions to her clients which strike a balance between managing GST compliance requirements and business needs.
Yvonne supports clients with a full suite of GST advisory and compliance services that includes conducting IRAS Assisted Compliance Assurance Program (ACAP) and Assisted Self Help Kit (ASK) reviews. Yvonne advises clients on GST implications arising from business restructuring, merger and acquisitions, and cross border transactions. She also has extensive experience with supporting clients on dispute analysis and resolution matters arising from tax investigation and audit cases conducted by the IRAS.
She speaks regularly at public seminars on GST and in-house workshops.
CA (Singapore), MBA
Practice Leader, Governance and Risk
Lim Wei Wei heads the Governance and Risk division. His area of specialisation includes corporate governance, internal audit, enterprise risk management, operations management, and special investigations. He has consulted companies across a spectrum of industries and geographical locations.
Wei Wei is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Singapore as well as the Singapore Institute of Directors. In addition, he holds the designations of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
CA (Singapore), CIA, CFSA, CRMA, CCSA
Partner, Governance and Risk
Nicodemus Tan is a Governance and Risk Partner of Baker Tilly with over 15 years of experience in internal audit, risk management, corporate governance and special reviews. Nicodemus currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Institute of Internal Auditors and was previously the head of internal audit for the APAC region for a FORTUNE 50 MNC.
Nicodemus is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and holds the designations of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certification in Controls Self-Assessment (CCSA) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
MBus, FIPAS, CA (Singapore)
Practice Leader, Restructuring and Recovery
Victor Goh heads the Restructuring and Recovery division. A specialist in corporate restructuring and insolvency with more than 15 years’ professional experience, Victor established his career with international public accounting firms. He went on to set up his own public practice prior to moving to Baker Tilly.
Quintessential to Victor’s service commitment is the offer of optimal solutions designed to protect assets, preserve value and maximise recoveries. This mission, coupled with Victor’s extensive experience, has enabled him to effectively and efficiently service companies, creditors and stakeholders. His specialisms include: investment holdings, banking and finance, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, construction, shipping, electronics, food and beverages, trading, retail, logistics and service providers.
Director, Corporate Secretarial
Jonathan specialises in the setup of different entities, specifically in assignments on various regulatory compliance requirements. This includes coordinating, arranging, attending and writing minutes for shareholders, boards and committee meetings, as well as applying for Employment or Dependent passes for clients. He has extensive experience in providing corporate secretarial services to tier one multinational and local businesses, including companies listed on the SGX mainboard and catalist, across a broad spectrum of industries.
Practice Leader, Outsourcing
Lei Kun has more than 10 years of experience in audit, assurance and IPO services. Some of her work includes financial audits of multinationals, local and listed companies, as well as non-profits across diverse industries. She is well-versed in operational audits, and enhancing accounting and reporting systems. Lei Kun also draws on her extensive experience in outsourcing accounting to provide financial accounting and advisory services to clients undergoing Initial Public Offering.
Principal, Restructuring, Turnaround & Forensic Advisory
Tim has a strong practical understanding of business which enables him to quickly assess the key drivers and risk factors to ensure maximisation of the value of the business. He has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting profession, specialising in restructuring businesses in financial difficulties, insolvency appointment, forensic accounting, business valuation matters and litigation support roles including acting as an expert witness.
Tim has conducted receivership, judicial management, liquidation, special accountant and investigation assignments in New Zealand, United Kingdom, Singapore, Indonesia and China. He has been responsible for numerous monitoring assignments of trading entities in a variety of business sectors for both large and small enterprises.
Executive Director, Restructuring, Turnaround & Forensic Advisory
Theresa has extensive experience in insolvency and fraud investigation, having spent 18 years undertaking this work with accounting firms. She has been involved in managing liquidation, receivership, judicial management and scheme of arrangement projects involving SMEs, MNCs and listed companies, as well as projects involving trustees in bankruptcy and individual voluntary arrangements. Theresa's major responsibilities include the review of business operations, identifying key business drivers, preparing projected cash flow analysis as well as providing insightful reports to stakeholders.
Her industry experience includes retail, trading, investments/finance, closed-end funds, quarry construction, transport, manufacturing, marine, hospitality/leisure, water treatment, forestry, chemical and shipping industries.
Theresa, who is proficient in Mandarin, has in the recent years been involved in projects that have substantial assets and operations located in major cities in China.
She was one of the team members in Hong Kong for a receivership assignment involving a Hong Kong listed company with operations and factories in China.