Internship Report at Sekhar & Tan

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Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)

Practical Training Final Report

In Messr. Sekhar & Tan

From 1st June 2010 to 30th November 2010


Megat Zahid bin Amirnuddin


Siti Azilah



Introduction About Messr. Sekhar & Tan
Established in 1993, Sekhar & Tan has since grown rapidly into a practice with more than 50 professional staff, and offers a range of professional services which include auditing, taxation, accounting, management consultancy and corporate services.

Sekhar & Tan belief in building strong business relationships with clients. As a result of the dedication to the clients and profession, Sekhar & Tan have gained a reputation as business consultants of uncompromising integrity, reliability and efficiency. Sekhar & Tan offers only the highest standards of professionalism, exceptional personalised service and commercial expertise.

Key Personalities
Raymond Tan CA(M), FCA, CPA
Mr. Tan qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in United Kingdom in 1974 and upon his return to Malaysia in 1975, he became a partner of Law & Co. In 1988, he was the Managing Partner of Touche Ross & Co/Mustapha Law in Malaysia. He resigned from the merged practice of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu/Kassim Chan & Co in 1993 and co-founded Sekhar & Tan. Mr. Tan has extensive experience in audit and corporate advisory services, having been in practice throughout his career. The principal industries that he has been involved in are manufacturing, public transportation, plantations, property development and timber. He is also involved in providing corporate finance services such as mergers and acquisitions and restructuring of both quoted and unquoted companies. In addition, Mr. Tan has also undertaken numerous receivership and liquidation assignments.

T V Sekhar CA(M), CPA
Mr Sekhar, co-founder and tax partner of Sekhar & Tan, is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 30 years' experience in taxation consulting. He was the Head of Taxation Department of Touche Ross & Co from 1989 to 1993. He has served as a member of the Malaysian Institute of Taxation's technical committee. His responsibilities in Sekhar & Tan's tax division include the review and implementation of schemes for tax-efficient restructuring of businesses, international tax planning, tax investigations, appeals and general tax consultancy for clients involved in varied industries. Besides direct taxation, Mr Sekhar also advises on specific indirect tax issues, service tax, duty drawback and appeals.

David Siew CA (M), CPA(M), CPA (Aust.)
David Siew joined Sekhar & Tan as its Managing Partner at the beginning of 2009. Prior to that he was a Partner of BDO Binder and has served as its managing partner from 1999 to 2007. David is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and CPA Australia. He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant with MICPA in 1976. Besides having extensive experience in public accounting practice, David has served for 4 years as the Finance Director of a major diversified corporation that is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. He has also been appointed as a Special Administrator for various public listed companies pursuant to the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act, 1998 and successfully restructured them for relisting. David is a member of the Developing Nations Committee of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), a member of the Practice Review Committee of the MIA and the Public Practice, Technical and Financial Statement Review Committees of MICPA. He had served for 2 terms as a member of the Financial Reporting Foundation.

Datuk Mohd Saian Ridzuan PGDK, JMN, KMN, AMN
Datuk Mohd Saian Ridzuan, a member of The Association of Corporate And Certified...
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