Webinars

ACCA Smart Finance Series with EY

Is digital culture the key to unlocking finance transformation?

10 February 2021, Wednesday 
9.00AM – 10.30AM (Singapore GMT +08:00)

*Please note that your registration will be confirmed after you have received a confirmation email containing the launch event details.

Synopsis

93% of survey respondents said

, “a digital transformation strategy without a strong culture to support it is a significant threat to the value of the transformation strategy”

Resistance to change and cultural barriers entrenched in the organization are major impediments to innovation. With emerging digital technologies affording organizations the ability to innovate with speed and scale, organizations that do not have a strong digital culture risk losing the agility to capitalize on opportunities to transform and grow.


Join us at the virtual launch of the report “Is digital culture the key to unlocking finance transformation?”, jointly developed by EY and ACCA, which examines if digital culture is the key to unlocking finance transformation. Our webinar will share highlights from this brand-new report and provide valuable insights from finance leaders on the challenges and drivers of building digital culture in an organization.


What to expect:

  1. Highlights from ACCA-EY report “Is digital culture the key to unlocking finance transformation?”
  2. Academic perspectives on digital culture and transformation
  3. Industry insights from finance leaders at IBM and Resmed
  4. Find out how you can establish a conducive digital culture that embraces change

This event is by invitation and targeted at CFOs and other senior finance leaders who are keen to drive successful finance transformation within their organizations.

Speakers

Ngiam Kim Fong, FCCA

Systems Chief Financial Officer
IBM Asia-Pacific

Kim Fong is currently the APAC CFO for Systems Business in IBM and has 24 years of working experience of which 17 years in managerial / leadership roles. This spans across business units which includes Systems, Software, Strategic Outsourcing and Business Consulting Services. Prior to this role, Kim Fong was the APAC Consolidation Manager, ASEAN CFO for Global Technology Services, ASEAN Pricing Leader, etc. In her current role, she partners actively with APAC Systems GM and the leadership team on offering strategy and portfolio mix to drive profitable revenue growth. She also provides leadership to her team to drive finance transformation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) relentlessly, through leveraging on Tools and simplifying Process to do things more effectively, efficiently and consistently across APAC. This has proven results with finance team reorganizing themselves as squad to better share experience and support the business team.

Chew Chin Wee, FCCA

Financial Controller
ResMed

Mr Chew Chin Wee has more than 15 years of experience in various senior financial management roles within the Medtech and hospital groups. He currently serves as a Finance Controller for ResMed's (a company listed on the NYSE) Asia business unit in Singapore as well as directorship for ResMed subsidiaries in the APAC region.

In addition to the above, he is also serving as an independent non-executive director of a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and is on the board of directors of a local chain aesthetic treatment centre. He is also appointed as trustee of the Education Trust of the Singapore Leong Khay Clan Association and serves as the treasurer of the education bursary committee.

Mr Chew, who believes in making financial knowledge accessible to all, is an accredited facilitator for ZODIAK (Game of Business Finance & Strategy) by Paradigm-Learning, for business simulation & business acumen training for corporate employees. He enjoys continued professional interaction with healthcare professionals & administrators and is currently an Adjunct Lecturer for Financial Management and Economics in Health Care Module, of the Flinders University Master of Health Administration. Mr Chew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Ronald Wong

Singapore Financial Accounting Advisory Services Leader and Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Ronald Wong is Financial Accounting Advisory Services Leader and Partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Singapore. He provides clients, including Singapore companies, US multinationals and US SEC foreign private issuers, with technical accounting advice on complex transactions under the Singapore and International Financial Reporting Standards, and the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

He helps businesses to reengineer and integrate their finance processes and controls, as well as incorporate technological tools to enhance efficiency and reporting insights. His past projects involve finance and accounting process gap assessment and implementation, identifying automation and advanced analytics opportunities, and post-merger integration of accounting standards, processes and policies.

Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Certified Practicing Accountant with CPA Australia.

Joseph Alfred

Head of Policy, Singapore
ACCA

Joseph Alfred is the Head of Policy at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Singapore. In this role, he is responsible for the formulation of policies, development and implementation of Professional Insights research initiatives to drive ACCA’s public value mission and brand objectives; and ensure ACCA members, regulators and other stakeholders are updated on ACCA’s global technical policies. He works closely with stakeholders and organisations to identify opportunities where ACCA can contribute to the agenda in relation to accounting and business in Singapore, as well as in the ASEAN region. He is a Fellow of ACCA, Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore; and holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

Dr. Tan Joo Seng

Associate Professor of Management
Nanyang Business School

Dr TAN JOO SENG is Associate Professor of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship at Nanyang Business School. He’s been actively involved in executive leadership and management training and development since 1995. His expertise on global leadership, cultural intelligence, cross-cultural negotiation, business model innovation, and leadership in Age of Disruption, is sought after by Fortune 500 companies. He is interested in studying how technology and culture impact business and leadership. He’s consulted for both public sector and private sector organizations, including large multinational corporations as well as small and medium enterprises, in diverse industries. His book, “CQ: Developing Cultural Intelligence at Work” (co-authored with Professors Earley & Ang and published by Stanford University Press in 2006), is the first book to apply cultural intelligence in the context of leadership training and development.

He is one of the world’s leading practitioners on cultural intelligence as he was among the first to develop and conduct corporate leadership training programs based on cultural intelligence. He was the country expert for Singapore in the Asian Global Leadership Competency research project sponsored by the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organization. Dr Tan is a multiple-award winning educator, including the Nanyang Education Award (College) 2016 and Teaching Excellence Award (Division of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship) 2020. He teaches in the undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA programs (Singapore & China) in Nanyang Business School.

His current research interest relates to how businesses and leaders address opportunities and challenges unleashed by Industry 4.0 (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Transformation). His most recent white paper, “Leadership in the New Normal (Age of Disruption) and the Phygital Universe”, has been published on Nanyang Business School Knowledge Lab in August 2020

Ngiam Kim Fong, FCCA

Systems Chief Financial Officer
IBM Asia-Pacific

Kim Fong is currently the APAC CFO for Systems Business in IBM and has 24 years of working experience of which 17 years in managerial / leadership roles. This spans across business units which includes Systems, Software, Strategic Outsourcing and Business Consulting Services. Prior to this role, Kim Fong was the APAC Consolidation Manager, ASEAN CFO for Global Technology Services, ASEAN Pricing Leader, etc. In her current role, she partners actively with APAC Systems GM and the leadership team on offering strategy and portfolio mix to drive profitable revenue growth. She also provides leadership to her team to drive finance transformation and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) relentlessly, through leveraging on Tools and simplifying Process to do things more effectively, efficiently and consistently across APAC. This has proven results with finance team reorganizing themselves as squad to better share experience and support the business team.

Chew Chin Wee, FCCA

Financial Controller
ResMed

Ronald Wong is Financial Accounting Advisory Services Leader and Partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Singapore. He provides clients, including Singapore companies, US multinationals and US SEC foreign private issuers, with technical accounting advice on complex transactions under the Singapore and International Financial Reporting Standards, and the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

He helps businesses to reengineer and integrate their finance processes and controls, as well as incorporate technological tools to enhance efficiency and reporting insights. His past projects involve finance and accounting process gap assessment and implementation, identifying automation and advanced analytics opportunities, and post-merger integration of accounting standards, processes and policies.

Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Certified Practicing Accountant with CPA Australia.

Ronald Wong

Singapore Financial Accounting Advisory Services Leader and Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Ronald Wong is Financial Accounting Advisory Services Leader and Partner at Ernst & Young LLP in Singapore. He provides clients, including Singapore companies, US multinationals and US SEC foreign private issuers, with technical accounting advice on complex transactions under the Singapore and International Financial Reporting Standards, and the US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

He helps businesses to reengineer and integrate their finance processes and controls, as well as incorporate technological tools to enhance efficiency and reporting insights. His past projects involve finance and accounting process gap assessment and implementation, identifying automation and advanced analytics opportunities, and post-merger integration of accounting standards, processes and policies.

Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Melbourne. He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and a Certified Practicing Accountant with CPA Australia.

Joseph Alfred

Head of Policy, Singapore
ACCA

Joseph Alfred is the Head of Policy at ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Singapore. In this role, he is responsible for the formulation of policies, development and implementation of Professional Insights research initiatives to drive ACCA’s public value mission and brand objectives; and ensure ACCA members, regulators and other stakeholders are updated on ACCA’s global technical policies. He works closely with stakeholders and organisations to identify opportunities where ACCA can contribute to the agenda in relation to accounting and business in Singapore, as well as in the ASEAN region. He is a Fellow of ACCA, Fellow Chartered Accountant of Singapore; and holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.

Dr. Tan Joo Seng

Associate Professor of Management
Nanyang Business School

Dr TAN JOO SENG is Associate Professor of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship at Nanyang Business School. He’s been actively involved in executive leadership and management training and development since 1995. His expertise on global leadership, cultural intelligence, cross-cultural negotiation, business model innovation, and leadership in Age of Disruption, is sought after by Fortune 500 companies. He is interested in studying how technology and culture impact business and leadership. He’s consulted for both public sector and private sector organizations, including large multinational corporations as well as small and medium enterprises, in diverse industries. His book, “CQ: Developing Cultural Intelligence at Work” (co-authored with Professors Earley & Ang and published by Stanford University Press in 2006), is the first book to apply cultural intelligence in the context of leadership training and development.

He is one of the world’s leading practitioners on cultural intelligence as he was among the first to develop and conduct corporate leadership training programs based on cultural intelligence. He was the country expert for Singapore in the Asian Global Leadership Competency research project sponsored by the Tokyo-based Asian Productivity Organization. Dr Tan is a multiple-award winning educator, including the Nanyang Education Award (College) 2016 and Teaching Excellence Award (Division of Strategy, International Business & Entrepreneurship) 2020. He teaches in the undergraduate, MBA, and EMBA programs (Singapore & China) in Nanyang Business School.

His current research interest relates to how businesses and leaders address opportunities and challenges unleashed by Industry 4.0 (Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Transformation). His most recent white paper, “Leadership in the New Normal (Age of Disruption) and the Phygital Universe”, has been published on Nanyang Business School Knowledge Lab in August 2020