Mr. Lawrence Poh is a full member of CPA Australia, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP). He is also a Qualified Individual approved by Singapore Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA).
He holds a Master of Accountancy from Victoria University, Australia and an Honours degree in Banking & Finance from University of London. He is also a graduate from the former Singapore Command & Staff College.
Lawrence has 20 years of experience in accounting, audit, tax, corporate finance, company secretarial, ERP & Balanced Scorecard (BSC) system implementation and transformational leadership. He had assumed auditing, finance and accounting positions in Public Accounting Firms, Ministry of Defense and Process & Discrete Manufacturing Companies (Group Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Chief Financial Officer respectively). This ranged from local SGX mainboard-listed company, Multi-National Company (MNC) to International firm with presence in China, United States, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Malaysia.
Throughout his career, he has helped companies to operate their value chain holistically through viable platforms structured by 2 main systems design, namely the Performance Management System (based on the BSC Approach) and Resource Management System (with Planning & Budgeting and Activity Based Costing-ABC).
As at now, Lawrence is more than passionate to nurture those working professionals with EAR elements i.e. Energetic, Attentive, Receptive. Having mastered teaching-centric courses such as Train the Trainer, Method of Instruction and Learning Organization, he firmly believe in applying these methodologies during the courses & seminars. End state in mind is to meet the learning objectives and more importantly to have fun. This can be achieved by having a conducive learning environment (reinforced with real life examples) which enables each participant to internalize most out of the lesson duration.