3E Accounting Pte Ltd is the global headquarters of 3E Accounting International, an International Accounting network with a global presence in more than 80 countries worldwide. Offering services beyond excellence through a well-connected global network, 3E Accounting International is trusted among clients for strong professional background, good knowledge within their local jurisdiction, and expert experience in handling clients internationally.
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3E Accounting has won many awards that recognized its achievements and contributions to the industry. 3E is regularly featured in interviews from Singapore Business Review to The Straits Times. The dedicated professionals at 3E Accounting apply outstanding industry experience and deep knowledge of the jurisdiction’s regulatory regime, economic and business landscape to further the business expansion plans of clients.
Mr Lawrence Chai – Founder, 3E Accounting Group
Lawrence is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of 3E Accounting Group. He is a Chartered Accountant with regional experience in the field of corporate services, taxation services, GST services, auditing services, financial due diligence, business and technology advisory and the digital economy as listed:
- Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“FCCA”)
- Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA (Singapore)) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”)
- Chartered Accountants Worldwide (“CAW”) Network Member
- Member of INSOL International
- Accredited Tax Practitioner (GST) of the Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals (“SCTP”)
- Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax) of the Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals (“SCTP”)
- Chartered Accountant of Malaysia (“CA (Malaysia)”)
- Member of CPA Australia (“CPA (Aust.)”)
- ASEAN Chartered Professional Accountant (“ASEAN CPA”)
- Ordinary Member of the Malaysia Institute of Human Resource Management (“MMIHRM”)
- Professional Member of Singapore Human Resources Institute (“SHRI”)
- IHRP Senior Professional (IHRP-SP)
- Certificate of Employment Intermediaries (“CEI”) for Key Appointment Holders (“KAH”)
- Affiliate of the Singapore Association of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (“SAICS”)
- Ordinary Member of Singapore Institute of Directors (“MSID”).
- Xero’s Certified Advisor
- QuickBooks ProAdvisor
- Professional Certified Marketer PCM® Digital Marketing
- Certified Digital Marketing Professional (DMI)
- Practitioner Certificate in Personal Data Protection (Singapore)
- Google Ads Display Certification
- Google Ads Search Certification
Prior to establishing 3E Accounting, Lawrence worked in a medium-sized audit firm, Baker Tilly. During his employment at Baker Tilly, he was involved in the audits of listed and non-listed companies of various industries. Besides, Lawrence was involved in business advisory work including due diligence reviews for both local and overseas companies and special investigation engagements.
Lawrence’s vast auditing experience in listed companies in Singapore, Malaysia, China and many more regional countries is key to driving the success of 3E Accounting. His experience with LTC LLP, an affiliate firm of BKR International in Singapore, extends to a wide range of industries for both listed and non-listed companies including manufacturing, trading, retailing, hospitality, construction, water treatment plants, hypermarket, non-profit organization, software engineering, property development and investment holdings.
Overseas Business Expansion
In 2014, Lawrence set up 3E Accounting’s first overseas office in Malaysia. Lawrence’s extensive experience in Singapore and Malaysia has helped to support clients to start their Malaysian business through the new Malaysia office.
In 2016, Lawrence championed the establishment of 3E Accounting International, that aimed to offer services beyond excellence through a well-connected global accounting network. Today, it is the largest home-grown global accounting network with an international presence in more than 80 countries worldwide. 3E Accounting International was established with a strong professional background, good knowledge within their local jurisdiction and trusted experience in handling clients internationally.
Lawrence has built up a core team of highly experienced professionals with extensive experience in financial, tax, corporate, advisory and regulatory regimes. To date, 3E Accounting has served a client-base of over 3,000 companies and start-ups.
Corporate and Media Accolades
Lawrence has bagged many awards that recognized his achievements and contributions to society and industry, and is testament to his talent and leadership. Being featured regularly on media from Singapore Business Review to The Straits Times – Visit by Minister Josephine Teo, The Straits Times – First SME auditing firm to be unionized and radio interviews on Capital 958FM, 883 JiaFM and a firm believer in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, Lawrence’s positive media presence and ESG commitment has reinforced 3E Accounting Group as a trusted, reliable and responsible corporate citizen and global firm.
The Way Forward
Having established 3E Accounting as the largest home-grown global accounting network, Lawrence is channeling his passion in innovation and technology to design and develop cutting-edge automated solutions that will re-engineer traditional business processes as Singapore moves towards a Smart Nation. In support of the Professional Services Industry Transformation Map (ITM), Lawrence set up the Digital Research and Development team in 3E Accounting and is leading the team to formulate the Digital Master Plan to map out the digital transformation of the business, focusing on the new growth areas in robotic process automation (RPA), Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). With these advanced applications, Lawrence will deliver customized business advisory and cloud-based solutions to give clients that digital advantage and significant competitive edge.
Ms Chan Mee Chi – General Manager
Mee Chi has dedicated close to two decades of her career working with business owners, their management teams and associates in relation to corporate secretarial and compliance advisory work. Her clientele includes listed companies, private companies, offshore companies, trust companies among others. She is conversant and familiar with the local regulations and requirements for business entities as outlined under the Companies Act, Limited Liability Partnerships Act, Business Registration Act and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority’s (ACRA) regulations. In her professional development, she took part in workshops on business ethics and compliance as well as Best Practices in Anti-Money Laundering/Combating The Financing of Terrorism (“AML/CFT”) courses.
Mee Chi has risen quickly through the ranks since she joined 3E Accounting. She now leads an experienced team of dedicated professionals in providing corporate secretarial services and compliance advisory to 3E Accounting’s diversified clientele including companies that have operations worldwide.
Mr Johnson Seah – Strategic Communications Director
As 3E Accounting’s brand strategist, Johnson serves as the strategic contact point for its brand identity across the markets that 3E Accounting operates, in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, ensuring effective cross-functional communication across country offices. He is responsible for corporate reputation management and will actively drive media engagement to promote 3E thought leadership and vision to be the World’s leading corporate service provider, offering services beyond excellence.
Mr Desmond Ng – Senior Tax Manager
Desmond has numerous years of tax experience managing clients’ tax compliance in multiple industries which include incentive award companies. He has deep practical knowledge in the areas of tax compliance including corporate tax, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and individual tax. Desmond provides advice to clients on tax issues relating to corporate tax, withholding tax, indirect tax, individual tax as well as tax due diligence assignments in M&A transactions.
Desmond leads an experienced team of dedicated tax professionals in 3E Accounting. As an advocate of professional learning, he is a regular participant at the Budget Seminar, organised by the Tax Academy of Singapore, set up by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore in collaboration with international accounting firms, the ISCA and the Law Society of Singapore.
Our Professional Team
3E Accounting has a collective strength of more than 70 staff working together in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Our team of highly qualified and experienced professionals comprise global talent from the Big Four and Large Accounting Firms, Corporate Service Providers and academia. With the diversity of expertise across accounting, tax, GST, incorporation, immigration, payroll, human resource and corporate secretarial domains, 3E Accounting is truly the One-Stop Solution for all your business needs.