Joseph
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Joseph

Assistant Manager - Corporate Advisory

Grant Thornton Malaysia

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Hi there! Let me introduce myself.

I got my career underway as an Audit Associate at KPMG, one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. I spent 2 years doing external audit and during this time I was fortunate enough to gain experience working on assignments involving large public listed and multi-national companies. I was also given the opportunity to handle smaller assignments which involved SMEs and private companies. Apart from work, I was also selected to participate in the Khazanah Kembara Programme, an initiative led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad to transform fresh graduates beyond their current skill sets. After gaining sufficient experience in Auditing, I moved on to Consulting (something which I always wanted to try). I have been attached to the Consulting arm of Grant Thornton for the past year dealing mostly in Corporate Recovery exercises and Business Reviews. Over the past year, I have been invited to share my experience at certain private varsities, both as an individual and as a member of CPA Australia's Young Professional Advisors. Mentoring has always been a passion and now FutureLab has presented an opportunity for my passion to meet its purpose.

My skillsets include
Accounting
Business Strategy
Business Transformation
Corporate Investigation & Risk Consulting
Finance
Forensic Accounting
Strategy / Consulting
Strategy Consulting
My Working Experience
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Assistant Manager - Corporate Advisory

Grant Thornton Malaysia

June 2016 - Current

SECTOR EXPERIENCE

I have dealt with a wide range of clients, local and international, public listed and private companies from diversified industries such as manufacturing, trading, insurance, shipping, plantation, oil and gas as well as government agencies.

PERSONAL SUMMARY

I got my career underway as an Auditor at KPMG, one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. I spent 2 years doing external audit and during this time I was fortunate enough to gain experience working on assignments involving large public listed and multi-national companies. I was also given the opportunity to handle smaller assignments which involved SMEs and private companies. Apart from work, I was also selected to participate in the Khazanah Kembara Programme, an initiative led by Khazanah Nasional Berhad to transform fresh graduates beyond their current skill sets.

After gaining sufficient experience in Auditing, I moved on to Consulting (something which I always wanted to try). I have been attached to the Consulting arm of Grant Thornton for the past three years dealing with Forensic and Strategic Business Reviews as well as Corporate Recovery and Restructuring exercises. During this time, I have been invited to share my experience at certain private varsities and career exhibitions, both as an individual and as a member of CPA Australia's Young Professional Advisors (YPA), a committee within CPA Australia which was founded to engage with potential
members via events organised by the Business Development Team and at the same time assist and mentor new associate members through their CPA program journey. I am currently the Chairman of CPA Australia's Young Professional Advisors (YPA) committee.

I am a thinker, both introspective as well as extrospective and my passion is to keep learning and developing myself intellectually, socially and emotionally with the goal of one day becoming an accountant who isn't merely a "numberphile" but one who possesses a holistic and global skill set.


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AUDIT ASSOCIATE

KPMG

February 2014 - January 2016

External Audit
- involved in the audit of MNCs, public listed and private companies
- involved in limited/special reviews involving property development entities
- industry experience includes insurance (takaful & reinsurance), oil & gas service providers, trading & manufacturing, property development & real estate, shared services and retailers.

My Education
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Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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CPA AUSTRALIA

CPA AUSTRALIA

October 2014 - May 2016

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BA (HONS) IN ACCOUNTING (3+0 University of Hertfordshire)

INTI International University

January 2011 - December 2013

Who I can help mentor
  • Students
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Working Professionals
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