Rick Chan Partner, Head of Audit
“I use extensive experience and a deep understanding of a wide variety of industries, to help my clients achieve their corporate goals that goes beyond the conventional compliance requirements.”
My clients are my priority. As an advisor to my client's strategic plans, I assist them to determine the path to improved profitability and business value by listening to them and understanding them. In charge of the IPO and capital market services, I have the ability to work alongside my clients to chart their growth stories whether they aspire to be a public listed company, merger and acquistion or working on their succession plans.
I have more than 25 years of experience in International Public Accounting firms including the big 4 in Singapore and Malaysia for both SME, MNC, not-for-profit organisation and public listed companies across a broad range of industries from trading, retail, services, manufacturing, property development, construction and infrastructure, healthcare, hotels and hospitality, education, shipping, ship building, marine supplies, mining, fund management to insurance companies. This has fueled my passion to help grow businesses more holistically.
In addition, I have experience in assisting companies going for Initial Public Offering (IPO) on Singapore Exchange (SGX-ST) and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKSE) and is the Engagement Partner for several companies listed on SGX-ST and HKSE. My experience also covers financial due diligence for merger and acquisition transactions.
In Mazars Singapore office, I have the privilege to lead an energetic and passionate team of auditors comprising 100 auditors including 7 audit partners as the head of audit and assurance.
Moreover, I am a Senior QA reviewer of the QA Review Panel for the QA Reviewer Programme and member of the Membership Committee and Investigation and Disciplinary Panel under the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA).I am also a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA). In May 2018, I was elected as a member of the Singapore Network Panel of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the second term and I am the chairman of the ACCA Practitioners Forum Sub-Committee which has been formed to meet the needs of ACCA members in Singapore who are practitioners. Moreover, I am a Fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a practicing member of ISCA. I have also been elected as the chairman of audit and assurance for the regional committee of Praxity Alliance, an International Independent alliance of firms with more than 700 offices and 100 countries and more than 51,000 professionals globally.
Outside of work, I spend time with my beautiful wife with 2 wonderful boys. I travel extensively in the region for my clients and projects and in Europe in my role as the head of audit and assurance.