Internal Audit Manager, Finance Manager, Accountant
NSW - Sydney Metro
Specialties
Internal Auditor
Taxation Accountant
Internal Audits Manager
Risk Management
Organization Governance
Financial Accountant
Accountant

To offer financial management and risk assurance solutions to a progressive organization.

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Career

David Jones - Internal Auditor
Retail & Wholesale - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
NSW, Australia
Specialties
Internal Auditor
Responsibilities
  • Insourcing the internal audit function from KPMG saving $200K in annual internal audit fees.
  • Planned, coordinated, and performed risk assessment and store effectiveness audit covering 41 stores across ANZ. Established the first Risk and Control Matrix for the company.
  • Conducted Work, Health and Safety review based on “National Self-Insurer OHS Management System Audit Tool” from WorkCover NSW.
Achievements
  • Insourcing the internal audit function from KPMG saving $200K in annual internal audit fees.
H&R Block - Tax Consultant
Professional Services & Others - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
NSW, Australia
Specialties
Taxation Accountant
Responsibilities
  • In charge of preparing tax returns and deduction schedules for individuals, sole traders, partnership and corporate business entities. Provided general tax consulting to clients in areas related to individual income tax, capital gains tax, fridge benefits tax, goods and services tax as well as small business concessions and tax offsets. Prepared tax schedules for rental properties and motor vehicle claims.
Jabil Circuit Inc. - Regional Internal Audit Director for APAC
Manufacturing & Operations - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
Penang, Malaysia
Specialties
Internal Audits Manager
Risk Management
Organization Governance
Financial Accountant
Accountant
Responsibilities
  • Responsibilities for all aspect of internal control and enterprise risk management functions.
  • Execute risk based controls reviews, conduct US Sarbanes Oxley Act (2002) Section 404 compliance review and discretionary audits.
  • Perform integrity hotline and forensic investigations and due diligence reviews.
Achievements
  • In charge of forming the APAC Internal Audit Team, scope expanded from 3 factories in 2003 to more than 40 in 2013.
  • Spearheaded APAC implementation of SAP-MIC (Management Internal Control) system for tracking control deficiencies.
  • Assessed and redesigned key controls using COSO framework, created the baseline standard for Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
  • Detected and prevented various off system processes of repairs and scraps as well as other reputational risk such as infringement of customer’s intellectual properties.
  • Identified and prevented various legal compliance issues, counterfeit risk, supply-chains procurement risk.
  • Successful delivery of the first Sarbanes Oxley project for Jabil and subsequent annual compliance covering 40 plants in APAC.
  • Detected and prevented a potential fraud of US$200K attempted by an accounting supervisor to duplicate payments.
SCHAWK INC. - Financial Controller
Manufacturing & Operations - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
Malaysia
Specialties
Finance Manager
Responsibilities
  • Responsible for all aspect of financial reporting and operations finance issues across 8 production facilities in the Asia Pacific region. Head of the company's costing, pricing and credit committees.
Achievements
  • Secured printing license and business license for China operations.
  • Spearheaded several management committees to solve tough operational finance issues, delivered formidable solutions in integrating and revamping the costing template and pricing strategies of new businesses acquired.
  • Standardized overhead allocation methods and forecasting approach, developed sales commission payout formula.
  • Reduced surplus assets investment by creating common database to move assets across plants, aligned travel and entertainment policies etc.
  • Solved a VAT tax invoice issue left by previous management and recovered US$1.2 million in long overdue debt for Schawk.
SHENZHEN NANTIAN OILMILLS CO. LTD. - Finance Manager
Manufacturing & Operations - Accounting, Finance, Banking & Insurance
China
Specialties
Financial Accountant
Finance Manager
Responsibilities
  • Set up Finance Department for the new business venture including accounting and costing systems.
  • Overall responsible for the Finance function including the preparation and presentation of the Financial Statements.
  • Provide managerial finance support to the Senior Management in business development and investment decisions.
Achievements
  • Spearheaded committee to achieve government’s high tech requirements on manufacturing process and products, securing pioneer status, income tax and VAT exemptions on company and products, saving US$1.8 million in annual taxes.
  • Led series of lean initiatives e.g. automated packing and dispatch process, barcoded products etc. saving US$1 million p.a.
  • Improved spend report and controls, streamlined logistics vendors saving US$300K in annual admin, sales and distribution costs.
  • Secured US$33 million foreign loan (with low LIBOR+0.5% rate) to replace shareholders’ loan and then switched 80% to local currency loan to avoid foreign exchange risk.
  • Developed integrated systems giving real-time sales & collections information, led effort securing ISO9002 in 2002.
  • Led transformation projects, reduced finance close period from 12 to 8 days, substituted 30% imports with local supplies.

Education and Qualifications

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Year Qualifications Level Institution
2015 Associate Tax Institute Postgraduate Degree The Tax Institute of Australia Yes
2008 Certified Practising Accountant - Membership No. 9523046 Postgraduate Degree CPA Australia Yes
2007 FCCA - Membership No. 1569365 Postgraduate Degree Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Yes
2006 CMIIA - Membership No. 207022 Postgraduate Degree Institute of Internal Auditors of Malaysia Yes
2005 SAP AC900 R/3 for Auditors SAP Yes
1995 Chartered Accountant - Membership No. 9248 Postgraduate Degree Malaysian Institute of Accountants Yes
1994 Certified Public Accountant - Membership No. 2923 Bachelor Degree Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants Yes

Tickets, Permits and Licences

Year Name Institution
2008 9523046 CPA Australia No

Achievements and Awards

In charge of forming the APAC Internal Audit Team for Jabil Circuit as well as setting up the Finance Department for a large new business venture in China.

IT Skills

Software Skills

  • Word (Advanced)
  • Excel (Advanced)
  • Power Point (Advanced)
  • Visio (Advanced)
  • OneNote (Advanced)
  • Lotus Note (Advanced)
  • Adobe Acrobat (Advanced)

System Skills

  • SAP (Advanced)
  • MYOB (Advanced)
  • ACCPAC Plus (Advanced)
  • Kingdee (Advanced)
  • MIC (Advanced)
  • TeamMate (Advanced)
  • ACL (Advanced)