After graduating from The National University of Singapore in 1981 with a degree in Accountancy, Seow Hwa began his accounting profession with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Whinney (now known as “Ernst & Young”) where he worked for about nine years. Subsequently, he took up appointment as Financial Controller in a well established international oil trading company for one year before returning to the public accounting practice with Deloitte & Touche in 1991. He left Deloitte & Touche to join the present firm in 1994.
During his numerous years of public accounting experience, he has handled large audits of multi-national and public companies as well as small and medium-sized audits of companies engaged in retail, manufacturing, property and service industries. He has also been responsible for initial public offer (IPO) assignments, acquisition reviews, investigations and financial management consulting projects.
Seow Hwa is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and an associate of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). He was also a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of the Public Accountants Unit, Regulation Division of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore.