Steven is an Executive Director in Transaction Services as well as an Audit Partner with BDO.
Steven commenced his career in 2005 with PwC’s audit and assurance practice as an audit associate. During his tenure with PwC, he specialised in financial services sector audit and have audited major local and foreign financial institutions (comprising of local anchor banks, foreign banks, foreign Islamic banks, Labuan offshore banks, investment banks, asset management companies and unit trust funds).
Steven joined KPMG in Malaysia as a manager within transaction services practice in 2011 and has completed numerous financial due diligence engagements covering wide range of commercial sectors such as technology, general trading / retail business, media and entertainment. He was subsequently recruited by a client in 2012 as a financial controller to manage post deal integration process of a Fortune 500 company’s subsidiary in Malaysia, and subsequently, he managed the sell-side acquisition process (acquirer is a leading Fortune 100 company) in his capacity as financial controller.
Steven returned to professional practice in 2017 after 5 years in various commercial roles, equipped with solid business acumen gained from various business partnering and consulting roles, advising senior business executives. Since returning to professional practice, Steven has managed a wide range of private and public listed audit and assurance clients, including two transactions advisory engagements, with two mid-sized firms prior to joining BDO.
Steven is also a Distinguished Toastmaster with strong communication and leadership skills. He previously served as an Area Director for Area B2, Division B, District 102 and led Area B2 to be a Select Distinguished Area for term 2018/2019.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / EDUCATION
- Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
- Fellow Member of CPA Australia
- ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant
- Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA), Victoria University, Australia
- Bachelor of Business (Major in Accounting and Finance), University of Technology, Sydney