Following the 1st Annual General Meeting of the ACCA Singapore Network held in June this year, Mr Amos Ng FCCA, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President (Finance & Administration) of listed company Straco Corporation Ltd was appointed the new Chairman of the Network Panel.
Three months have passed since he assumed this new post so we recently caught up with him to discover his journey so far and what’s next on his plate.
What has your experience been like these past 2 months? Anything that particularly stood out, and why?
I must say it has been a humbling and enriching experience and I enjoy working with my fellow Network Panel members and the ACCA Singapore team. We recently held a lively workshop to brainstorm some of the initiatives that we would like to roll out.
What was the first thing that you did as Chairman and why?
The first thing I did was to meet ACCA Singapore’s senior management to align our interests and discuss how the Network Panel can continue to advise on issues affecting our members and on raising ACCA’s profile in Singapore.
In my opinion, this first meeting was critical as we also discussed the respective ACCA strategic initiatives that would be most relevant for Singapore as we strive to become a leading global accountancy hub.
Accountants are often portrayed as boring. In your own creativity, what do each of the letters in ‘ACCA’ stand for?
My take will be as follow:
- A for Achievement
- C for Competency
- C for Credence
- A for Assurance
What was the first thing that went through your mind when you were elected Chairman by your fellow panel members?
It’s a heavy responsibility but at the same time, in keeping with tradition, it ensures continuity as panel members retire and new members join.
As Chairman, I hope to lead my fellow panel members to perform our duties and responsibilities in the best interest of our members and the body.
What are the top 3 things on your to-do list as Chairman?
I would like to:
- Take stock of the current and future issues that will most impact our members.
- Engage all stakeholders on key issues facing not only our profession, but the wider business community and economy.
- Organise the sub committees, review the work plans and kick start initiatives.
**We thank Amos for spending some time with us and look forward to the new initiatives up his sleeve.