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Bestar

Bestar provides audit, tax, financial advisory, consulting, risk management, Singapore company registration, corporate secretarial services, bookkeeping, compilation, single family office advisory, due diligence, company valuation, M&A, employment pass application, payroll outsourcing, HR consulting, IT audit, IT, software and related services to select clients. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.

Bestar delivers results with a team of professionals providing comprehensive, integrated services to clients around the world across all sectors.

Whatever your industry, our professionals can provide you with highly responsive advice.

 

Our aim is to help our firms' clients make the most of the challenges and opportunities presented by a constantly changing business environment.

 

Bestar offers relevant advisory services to meet the needs of a diverse client base across all industries.

 

Industries

 

Consumer Markets

- Consumer Products

- Retail, Wholesale & Distribution

- Transportation, Hospitality & Services

 

Automotive

 

Transportation & Logistics

 

Real Estate

 

Energy, Natural Resources & Industrials

- Industrial Products & Construction

- Mining & Metals

- Oil, Gas & Chemicals

- Power & Utilities

 

Industrial Manufacturing

 

Life Sciences and Healthcare

- Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

- Life Sciences

 

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

- Technology

- Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment

 

Financial Services

- Investment Management

 

Insurance

 

Asset and Wealth Management

- Single Family Office

 

Capital Markets

Private Equity

At Bestar, we are committed to delivering exceptional client service.​

 
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Meet The Team

Roger Pay,

MD

admin@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.roger  |  Mobile: +65 97236684

Roger has overall responsibilities for the operation. He has been with Bestar for more than 10 years. He has led the firm through key growth milestones.

With more than 29 years of accounting experience, Roger has considerable experience working on due diligence and transaction support work in relation to acquisitions and restructuring carried out by many of his wide range of clients.

Roger has extensive experience in providing business advisory services to a broad range of clients including technology, food and beverage, construction, manufacturing and trading companies. He is also experienced in strategic planning, reorganization and operations improvement projects for various local companies as part of their globalization and listing efforts.

 

 

Roger graduated with Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the Australian National University. He is a Member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), CPA Australia  and Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP).

Angela Wong,

Audit Director

angela.wong@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.angela  |  Phone: +65 62994730

Angela has more than 25 years audit and commercial experience.


Her industry experience include trading, manufacturing, shipping, retail, property development and not-for-profit.


She had previously worked in 2 of the Big 4 public accounting firms, and was engagement partner of a number of listed companies in Singapore.


She was Involved in a number of successful initial public offerings of clients both in Singapore and overseas.

EmilyChow,

Director

emily.chow@bestarservices.com.sg  |  Skype: bestar.emilycpw  |  Phone: +65 62994730

Emily focuses on the Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) and counter terrorism financing risks within Bestar in Singapore and Malaysia. She leads secretarial department with a focus on AML policy management, customer due diligence remediation and regulatory review.

She has extensive experience in compliance and AML, and corporate governance. She advises companies on compliance frameworks and regulatory compliance matters.

Emily also serves as the Operations Director focusing on managing the performance and operational excellence of the practice.

Emily holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Tasmania, Australia.

Amran Robani,

Audit Head, Team 1
amran.robani@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.amran  |  Mobile: +65 97469441

Amran started his career with Deloitte & Touche. His management consultancy work included reviewing the clients’ management reporting processes for controls weaknesses and, in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, recommending the necessary changes to the processes.

His professional experience in audit encompasses extensive exposure to businesses and organisations in various industries including construction, trading, information technology, service, food and beverage, medical and charity.

His past and current experience in public practice includes engagements relating to due diligence work and internal audit. Additionally, his years of experience in external audit provide him with significant exposure to his clients’ internal audit procedures, the assessment of their effectiveness and compliance, as well as the designing of procedures to act as compensating controls where weaknesses have been identified.

 

John Woo,

Audit Director

John has more than 10 years of accounting and audit experience in various industries. He previously worked in a top accounting group listed in SGX.

John is a Public Accountant registered with ACRA, CA Singapore, member of ACCA, Accredited Tax Practitioner,  ASEAN CPA.

Charmain Acosta,

Audit Head, Team 2

charmain.acosta@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.charmain  |  Phone: +65 62994730

Charmain is an assurance service manager with over 10 years of experience in multiple aspects of external audit, internal audit, compliance audit and other value-added services to clients. She has relevant audit working experience in both medium and two of the Big 4 auditing firms.

She is a member of CPA Australia and CPA Philippines.

Zxun Zn Ang,

Accounting & Tax Head, Team 1

zxunzn.ang@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.zxunzn  |  Mobile: +65 89177248

Zxun Zn leads the Accounting & Tax team 1 in Bestar. 


He started his career as an auditor, before moving to the accounting advisory 2 years ago where he leads the provision of accounting advice to companies on complex transactions including restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and the implementation of new IFRSs.


With more than 10 years of experience public accounting in mainly in Singapore, including two years in Malaysia, Zxun Zn has led major audits and performed acquisitions and due diligence reviews for many prominent organisations.


He has extensive experience in the audits of multinational companies (MNC) and local companies spanning various industries, in particular the pharmaceutical, trading and distribution, manufacturing, oil and gas, shipping, postal and e-commerce / logistics, technology, media & telecommunications, real estate, consumer business, transportation and healthcare sectors.

Zxun Zn has also been involved in tax due diligence. He is involved in identifying tax planning opportunities as well as tax planning. He also assists clients to negotiate for tax incentives.

 

Zxun Zn graduated from the Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance).

Ash M,

IT Director

Ash is responsible for all aspects of the development and delivery of technical functions, combining innovation, intelligence and deep industry experience with the leading technologies of ecosystem partners to help customers reshape their businesses into smart enterprises and carry out large-scale innovations. As the head of IT, Ash is responsible for driving innovation and using emerging technologies to bring the latest innovations to customers around the world.

Ash plays a key role in developing Bestar's technology business to lead and shape the industry. He also formulated Bestar's digital business vision and helped Bestar establish its digital business leadership. He played a role in launching Bestar's SaaS, big data and open source businesses, and played a key role in the company's technology business during the major transition to client/server computing and Internet-based computing.

Yan Sing Ong,

BPO Manager

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Yan Sing, Manager at Bestar for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Finance Function  services, has over 7 years extensive experience.

 

She leads a team of professionals, and has overall responsibility for the delivery of Bestar’s finance function, and payroll outsourcing services to clients in a number of entities including construction, financial services, manufacturing and retail industries.

Yan Sing graduated from Teesside University with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting & Finance (Upper Second Class Honours).

 

Mary Lim,

Accounting & Tax Head, Team 2

Mary began her career with Bestar in 2015. She has over 15 years experience in audit and tax services for multinational and Singapore clients.

She provides accounting and corporate income tax regulatory compliance and reporting​ services.

Mary is currently pursuing ACCA Qualification.

Secretarial 

Our Corporate Secretarial Department provides a full spectrum of corporate secretarial services to assist businesses establish a presence in Singapore, and to be the main contact point in establishing presences in Southeast Asia, and assist businesses fulfil all of their ongoing governance and compliance requirements in a timely and efficient manner.

Comprising highly experienced specialists, our Corporate Secretarial Services team is able to deliver consistent high quality services to businesses.

Head, Secretarial

Paul Tantono

paul.tantono@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.paul

Paul is the Head of Corporate Secretarial department.

Paul joined Bestar in 2018 and and he is an experienced corporate secretarial professional specialising in the provision of company law compliance and company secretarial services.

 

Paul and his team take the headache of company law compliance from clients and also provide specialist advice on and assistance with company formations, company share reduction and dissolutions, board and shareholder corporate governance services and share capital transactions.

 

Paul also has vast experience in secretarial related matters in liquidation and advisory.

He has been assisting in the company secretarial matters for various types of entities, ranging from private limited companies to public companies and non-profit organisations and advising clients in various industrial sectors including manufacturing, telecommunications, construction, property development, financial services, food production & agribusiness, healthcare and energy & natural resources.

 

He is a B.SC. (Hons) degree holder from University College Sedaya International, Malaysia.

Senior Associates

Jalyn Teo

jalyn.teo@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.jalyn

Haryantee Othman​

haryantee.othman@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.haryantee

TomasTrinidad​

tomas.trinidad@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.tomas

Associates

Syuharah Supardi 

syuharah.supardi@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.syuharah

Shi Ya Ong

shiya.ong@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.shiya

Shen Tel Ong

shentel.ong@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.shentel

Adrian Ghwee, Leader, Legal

adrian.ghwee@bestar.asia  |  Skype: bestar.adrian

Adrian Ghwee joined Bestar in 2021 and serves as its legal leader.

Adrian had worked at life insurance, fund management and investment management companies for several years.

 

Adrian focuses on corporate advisory work, encompassing corporate and commercial law, corporate governance and compliance and data protection.

 

Adrian advises clients on the corporate restructuring exercises and acquisitions or divestments of businesses. Other areas include advice on rights issues, share placement exercises, as well as private equity and venture capital fundraising exercises.

 

Adrian holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Law from University of Exeter, United Kingdom.

 

Wan Yin Goh, Leader, Cloud Accounting (Xero, QuickBooks)

Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting & Finance (Upper Second Class Honours), Wan Yin has accumulated close to 10 years of auditing and accounting experience in professional practices which have honed her meticulousness mindset and keen eyes for details. As a professional member of Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP), she possesses the capability and competency to provide our valued clients comprehensive financial consultancy, tax advisory and accounting support across Malaysia and Singapore.