Francis commenced his career in 1995 with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and was an Executive Director with the Assurance practice prior to joining BDO. During his tenure with PwC, he was seconded to PwC London with a focus on oil & gas services, power and utilities clients.
He has been involved in cross border acquisitions/due diligences on power plants and media companies. He has also been involved in special assignments, which comprise preparation of accountant’s report and reviews of prospective financial information and proforma financial information for submission to relevant authorities for various corporate exercises.
Francis has conducted fraud investigations, billing cycle process reviews for CRM systems for a pay TV and a telecommunications company, and has been involved in Production Sharing Contracts audits for an oil & gas major in Malaysia.
He has extensive experience in the audits of various industries in the manufacturing, trading, services, technology, construction, oil & gas, entertainment and media, info-comm, telecommunications and utilities sectors. The diversity of his clientele entailed him working on projects across Europe, Africa and Asia.
He is a member of ACCA Malaysia’s Public Practice Committee.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / EDUCATION
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)