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Diploma in Accountancy & Finance (T02)

The Diploma in Accounting & Finance will be renamed ‘Diploma in Accountancy & Finance’ (T02), wef AY2019/2020.


JAE 2018 Last Aggregate Score: 14

Where Everyone Counts

  • The diploma course offers professional training in BOTH accounting and financial know-how
  • Strong demand for well-trained, financial-savvy professionals to work in global financial hub like Singapore
  • A perfect course for those keen on embarking into the world of accountancy and finance!
  • Increase technology emphasis to prepare graduates for the fintech environment
 The dual specialisation in both Accounting and Finance in TP's Diploma in Accountancy & Finance offers me the perfect platform to instil confidence and equip me with both the technical and soft skills required to facilitate the achievement of my career objective. I am delighted that I made the right decision as the broad based training and curriculum at TP's Diploma in Accountancy & Finance has played an important role in enhancing my current career position.
—  Samuel Goh Nai De
     2007 Graduate
     Founder & CEO of Wisdom Capital
Accounting and finance know-how

 

What you will learn

  • Pick up the fundamentals

    Pick up the fundamentals

    Accountancy and Finance presents endless career possibilities for you! Start your journey in Year 1 with foundational business subjects like the basics of management, economics and statistics. What’s more, you will experience the satisfaction of managing a full set of accounts by integrating your skills in financial accounting.
  • Get a taste of the A&F specialist modules

    Get a taste of the A&F specialist modules

    In Year 2, you are initiated into the specialized fields of business finance, investment, taxation, company auditing and corporate reporting. Just how does the real world of accounting and finance operate? Get a glimpse of this as you work on projects and use accounting-related software and real-time financial databases adopted by the industry.
  • Choose your own specialisation

    Choose your own specialisation

    Your time to shine! In Year 3, pick from a wide range of electives ranging from auditing, tax, accounting, banking, investment and finance. Continue to hone your skills through hands-on industry projects like audit assignment with an industry client and stock trading using a trading platform run by a stock-broking company. Your learning will be capped with an exciting 20-week internship with our strategic industry partners, which include the Big 4 or local accounting firms, banks and financial institutions, and many reputable multi-national companies.

Notable Features

  • Dual specialisation for more opportunities in both the accountancy profession and financial services industry.
  • Graduates are granted exemptions from local and overseas universities, and programmes by professional organisations such as ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICSA and CMFAS.
  • Benefit from hands-on, industry-relevant curriculum taught by caring, experienced and dedicated lecturers.
  • New pathway through the Earn-and-Learn Programme leading to the Advanced Diploma in Accountancy and opportunity to embark on the Singapore QP Programme to attain the Chartered Accountant of Singapore designation  

Career Prospects

Our A&F graduates are highly sought-after across diverse industries such as accounting, audit, taxation, finance, banking, investment, insurance, stock-broking and wealth management. Career options include accounts executives in diverse business organisations, audit executives in public accounting firms, compliance/internal auditors and tax officers, officers in banks or stock-broking firms, financial planning consultants, research assistants, financial analysts, and securities traders.

TP trains its students in the practical aspects of accounting and finance and meets the needs and demands of the accounting and fast-growing finance industry. The graduates have achieved high standards. The proof of the pudding is in the eating and we have been very satisfied with those who have joined us.

Mr Kon Yin Tong Managing Partner, CPA Firm
Foo Kon Tan LLP

Further Education

The A&F diploma is well regarded by both local and overseas universities. Both local and overseas universities offer subject exemptions to TP graduates.

A&F graduates also enjoy exemptions from selected modules in numerous professional qualifications certification bodies.

  • ACCA. Our students can choose to embark on the Accelerated ACCA Pathway Programme to start their preparation for ACCA studies before graduation.
  • CIMA
  • ICAEW
  • ICSA
  • CMFAS

SkillsFuture Earn-and-Learn Programme (ELP) is an industry partnership programme. A&F graduates have 2 possible tracks to deepen their training:

1) Advanced Diploma in Accountancy: graduate of this programme qualifies enrolment in the Singapore CA Qualification Programme to earn their Chartered Accountant of Singapore title, which will enhance their career opportunities.

2) Specialist Diploma in Financial Advisory Services: opportunity to apply learning through on-the-job training with experienced industry practitioners.

 

A&F has provided me with a strong foundation in accounting and finance, 3 years of holistic development.”

Shawn Van (graduated 2015)
NBS Dean's List AY2016/ 2017
ASEAN undergraduate scholarship

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for consideration for admission, applicants must obtain 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus Points) and meet the minimum entry requirements of this course. CCA cannot be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

Minimum Entry Requirements

English Language (EL1)* Grades 1-6
Mathematics (E or A) Grades 1-6
Any three other subjects, excluding CCA Grades 1-6

To be eligible for selection, you must also have sat for at least one of the following subjects: Art/Art & Design, Business Studies, Combined Humanities, Commerce, Commercial Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Higher Art, Higher Music, Introduction to Enterprise Development, Literature in English/ Chinese/ Malay/ Tamil, Media Studies (English Language), Media Studies (Chinese Language), Music, Principles of Accounts.

See also the minimum entry requirements for:

Course Structure

TP Fundamentals (TPFun) Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
BCS1011

In this subject, you will learn how to conduct research for relevant information and validate information sources. You will also learn to recognise and avoid plagiarism, and follow standard citation and referencing guidelines when presenting information. In the course of learning, you will be required to plan, prepare and present information appropriately in written and oral form.

12
BCS1012

In this subject, you will be taught how to conduct effective meetings while applying team communication strategies and the skills for documenting meeting notes. You will be required to write clear emails, using the appropriate format, language, tone and style for an audience. You will also be taught to communicate appropriately in and for an organisation when using various platforms.

12
BCS1013

In this subject, you will be taught how to use persuasive language in written documents. You will be required to use information to your advantage to verbally communicate and convince an audience about your idea, product or service. Skills such as persuasive vocabulary, language features, graphical illustrations, tone and style would also be covered.

12
GCC1001

This subject presents you with a panoramic view of current local and global issues, which may have long term implications for Singapore. You will learn to apply critical thinking tools to examine current issues, support your views with relevant research and up-to-date data, articulate an informed opinion and mature as civicminded individuals.

12
BIN1001

This subject is designed for learners from all disciplines to embrace innovation in either their specialised field or beyond.  You will first be introduced to the Design Thinking framework and learn how to develop problem statements and ideate solutions.  Next, you will discover the tools for prototyping and innovation, such as 3D printing and laser cutting at TP’s Makerspace+ facility.   

12
LEA1011

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

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LEA1012

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

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LEA1013

LEAP 1, 2 and 3 are three fundamental subjects that seek to cultivate in you, the attitude, skills and knowledge for the development of your leadership competencies.  This character-based leadership programme enables you to develop your life-skills through establishing personal core values, which will become the foundation for your leadership credibility and influence.

11
LSW1002

This subject will help you develop both the physical and technical skills in your chosen sports or fitness activities. Through a structured curriculum that facilitates group participation, practice sessions and mini competitions, you will learn to build lifelong skills such as resilience, leadership, communication and teamwork. Physical activity sessions will be supplemented by health-related topics to provide you with a holistic approach to healthy living.

12
MCR1001

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

11
MCR1002

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management. It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success. It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

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MCR1003

This Career Readiness programme comprises three core subjects – Personal Management, Career Preparation and Career Management.  It seeks to help you understand your career interests, values, personality and skills for career success.  It also equips you with the necessary skills for seeking and securing jobs, and to develop professional work ethics.

11
BGS1002

This subject provides essential skills and knowledge to prepare you for an overseas experience. You will examine the elements of culture and learn the key principles of cross-cultural communication. In addition, you will gain an appreciation and awareness of the political, economic, technological and social landscape to function effectively in a global environment.

13
BGS1003

You will examine your own identity, study different forms of diversity and apply strategies to inspire positive collaboration in a diverse workplace. Through a residential stay, you will have the opportunity to experience living and working with peers from different backgrounds.

13
BGS1004

This subject highlights the inter-connectedness of the world today, bringing about what it means to be a Global Citizen. You will gain an awareness of the impacts of globalisation and the concepts of social responsibility and sustainable community development. This subject also challenges you to be actively engaged in a social or environmental project.

13
BGS1005

Whether telling stories, building monuments or celebrating rites of passage, expressions of culture are at the core of cultural diversity. In this subject, everyday objects, artistic creations and popular culture are explored as ways of understanding the values and beliefs of a society. By taking this subject, you will benefit by acquiring a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexities surrounding our cultural assets.

13
TGL1001

This is a subject where you will be free to pursue an area of interest through a self-directed approach, guided by staff. You will be expected to demonstrate a sense of curiosity for learning, initiate an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills, and reflect on your learning journey throughout the subject.

13
BSI3037

This structured internship links your learning with the real world. You will be placed in relevant industrial/ commercial organisations so that you can bring your classroom knowledge into the working world and apply them in actual work situations. Besides reinforcing technical concepts and mastering of skills in accounting and finance, this practical training also provides the opportunity to build important soft skills such as problem-solving, communication and teamwork.

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* Students must choose to take either one of these three subjects OR Guided Learning (TGL1001).

Core Subjects

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
BAF1010

This subject provides you with an understanding of the core accounting principles underlying accounting practice; from the preparation of accounting entries to the financial statements of businesses. It also focuses on how various businesses report the results of their activities in the financial statements.

14
BAF1011

This subject focuses on the use of accounting information for management planning decisions with emphasis on product costing. Topics covered will include elements of costing, activity-based costing and activitybased management, absorption and variable costing, and cost-volume-profit analysis.

14
BAF1012

This subject builds on the foundation laid in Business Accounting. You will learn how to determine business profits under the accrual accounting system, and to account for business assets namely non-current assets, cash and inventory. The subject will also equip you with the concepts of accounting for partnerships.

14
BBS1001

This subject covers the key management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling. The subject addresses the impact of environmental factors that affect business, the relevance of corporate social responsibility and business ethics, and international management in an organisation. It emphasises the roles, responsibilities and challenges faced by supervisors/ manages in an organisation.

14
BBT1010

This subject covers fundamental computing and data analytics skills for businesses. A strong emphasis is placed in exposing students to office productivity tools which can aid in decision making as well as solving business problems through data manipulation, modelling and visualisation.

14
BEC1007

The subject covers the fundamental principles of economics for understanding how individuals and firms make decisions. It will focus on the various aspects of the product market: demand and supply, elasticity, market competition, product differentiation. The subject includes an overview of macroeconomic indicators, the government’s macroeconomic objectives and policy tools.

14
BLM1007

This subject provides you with a working knowledge of the general principles of law that are important to business. Topics covered include contract, negligence, sale of goods, intellectual property and e-commerce.

14
BLO1001

The subject provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. It includes data description, basic concepts of probability, correlation and regression, probability distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing. The subject also covers the use of computer software application to perform statistical computation for data analysis and interpretation.

14
BAF2002

This subject provides you with a basic understanding of the sources and allocation of funds within a business enterprise and the tools and techniques used by the financial manager in the management of funds and other financial resources.

24
BAF2005

This subject focuses on the use of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics covered include relevant costing, performance evaluation, transfer pricing and budgetary control.

24
BAF2006

This subject provides a framework for understanding and analysing securities, and covers the key institutional features and theories of investment. Topics covered include the investment environment, return and risk in an investment setting, common stocks, fixed-income securities and alternative investments.

24
BAF2007

This subject equips you with the practices of financial institutions, exporters and importers in international trade and introduces you to swaps, options and other instruments available for businesses in hedging foreign exchange and interest rate risks.

24
BAF2011

This subject introduces you to the fundamentals of accounting for companies. It will cover accounting for share and debt capital, and principles in selected Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) such as revenue recognition, property, plant and equipment, provisions, contingencies and events after reporting period. A framework for preparing a set of statutory financial statements will also be discussed.

24
BAF2018

This subject gives you an understanding of the Singapore Income Tax laws and practices and how these are applied to companies, individuals and other taxable persons. The computation of adjusted trade profit, capital allowances, personal reliefs and income tax liabilities will be discussed.

24
BAF2022

This subject introduces you to the framework of accounting information systems and the operations and controls in a typical business cycle. It also examines developments affecting accounting systems and data analytics. You will be equipped with the skills in using an accounting software and in performing financial analytics.

24
BAF2025

This subject equips you with the basic skills in preparing and presenting consolidated financial statements. It will also expose you to further principles in Financial Reporting Standards (FRS) such as that related to investment property and financial instruments.

24
BAF3008

This subject covers the application of financial analysis for investment, management and credit decisionmaking. You will learn how to review annual reports together with other sources of information and analyse company performance in the light of industry and economic conditions.

34
BAF3021

This subject introduces you to the major risk areas that businesses and financial institutions face. It will provide you with a framework for the identification and assessment of credit risk, market risk and operational risk; and outline the positive impact that good corporate governance and culture have on development of robust risk management practices.

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Diploma Subjects - Elective Subjects

•Accounting cluster

Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
BAF2023

This subject introduces the fundamental concepts of auditing within the audit framework, and the principles of corporate governance and professional ethics. It also provides a practical learning experience in which you will apply audit principles and techniques in simulated individual and group audit assignments. The aim is to prepare you for employment in professional firms where you will be able to handle various aspects of an audit assignment.

24
BAF3014

This subject builds on the principles and concepts acquired from Fundamentals of Taxation. The calculation of benefits in kind for individuals, taxation treatment of partnerships, common investment incentives for companies, double taxation reliefs and distribution of corporate profits are covered.

34
BAF3019

This subject provides an in-depth study of the advanced concepts and principles relating to accounting standards and consolidated accounts. It equips you with the requisite knowledge and skills to be effective in handling realistic and higher level problems and issues in financial reporting.

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  • Investment & Banking Cluster
Subject code Subject LevelCredit Units
BBT2013 Financial Technology* 24
BAF2021

This subject introduces you to personal financial planning. It covers the key aspects of financial planning, encompassing cash and credit management, investment planning, insurance planning, retirement planning, tax planning and estate planning.

24
BAF2024

The subject introduces the regulatory and operational demands associated with the delivery of banking products and services. In addition, the subject focuses on how such products are marketed in the Singapore context, covering issues such as pricing and promotional strategies in the marketing plan.

24
BAF3016

This subject focuses on the application of financial tools and techniques to make decisions in selecting a portfolio of securities that meet a company’s predetermined set of financial goals, especially in the investment of funds. Topics to be covered include security analysis and valuation, modern portfolio theory and formulation of investment policy.

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Graduation Requirements

Cumulative Grade Point Average min 1.0
TP Fundamentals Subjects 40 credit units
Diploma Subjects
- Core Subjects
- Elective Subjects

72 credit units
min 12 credit units
Total Credit Units Completed min 124 credit units

BYOD

Contact Us

For general enquiries, please contact:

School of Business

  (65) 6788 2000
  (65) 6786 9530
  bushotline@tp.edu.sg

Staff


Daniel Ng, Course Manager of the Accounting & Finance Diploma, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Merit) from Nanyang Technological University. He joined the banking and finance industry upon graduation. An interest in asset management led him to further his career as an Analyst as well as Portfolio Manager for an international insurance company, where he helped to manage a SGD 500 million investment fund. A fervent believer in the transformational importance of education to youths saw him working in the teaching service prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic.

At Temasek Polytechnic Daniel’s working experience has led him to teach mainly finance-related subjects like business finance, international finance, financial analysis, fundamentals of investment as well as security analysis & portfolio management. However, he has also lectured in accounting-related subjects like company & partnership accounts and business accounting. Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and also a member of Singapore Society of Financial Analysts.

Email: danielng@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805301


Koh Thong Mong graduated with a Bachelor of Business (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), specialising in Financial Analysis. He has worked with companies like SilkAir, Giordano and has also previously taught at NTU.

At the School of Business in Temasek Polytechnic, Thong Mong is currently a Section Head of the Accounting & Finance Division. He teaches both accounting and finance subjects, including Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Fundamentals of Investment, International Finance and Business Accounting. His teaching experience also includes continuing education and training for adult learners in diploma and specialist diploma programs.

Email: kohtm@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806250


A Section Head in the Accounting & Finance division, Caleb Tan holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. He is both a Chartered Accountant of Singapore and a Certified Internal Auditor. Caleb’s industry experiences before joining academia are wide and varied, straddling responsibilities in financial reporting and audit.

During his career with the financial institutions, Caleb has been extensively involved in regulatory compliance, internal auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley management testing and control self-assessment.

Email: calebt@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806246


Suriya Shukor graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the National University of Singapore. She also holds a Master of Education in Educational Studies from the University of Sheffield (UK) and a Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from the Singapore Institute of Management.

Suriya has been teaching accounting and finance subjects at the School of Business in TP for many years, engaging full time students, part time working adults and corporate clients. She has published a manual on the accounting software ACCPAC® for Windows for students’ use and two editions of financial accounting textbook, ‘Accounting: An Asian Edition’, a joint-project with authors from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Nanyang Polytechnic.

Suriya enjoys her time interacting with students and helping them develop strengths both in their personal and career development.

Email : ssuriya@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805830


Leong Siew Theng is a Chartered Accountant Fellow (Australia and New Zealand). He has many years of industry experience which included positions in Chapman Eastway, Chartered Accountants, Sydney, Australia, Temple Gothard, Chartered Accountants, London, UK, and Ernst & Young, Singapore.

Siew Theng has many years of teaching experience in Financial Accounting, Cost & Management Accounting and Taxation. He has also taught these subjects to adult learners in part-time post-graduate courses.

Email: leongst@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805889



Christine Cheong obtained her MBA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA and Business Administration and Accountancy degree (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines. She obtained her CPA qualifications in California, USA and the Philippines. She is also a Singapore Chartered Accountant.

Christine has 8 years of industry experience in the areas of external audit, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and cost & management accounting. She worked in the Philippines, the United States and Singapore, gaining exposure to manufacturing, retail and trading firms.

She teaches accounting subjects to full-time students, and develops and conducts customised courses in accounting-related topics to adult learners in both commercial firms and government bodies.

Email: qcheong@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805821


Phua Teck Chong was working in a local bank before joining Temasek Polytechnic as a pioneer staff. Currently a lecturer in Accounting & Finance Division, Teck Chong graduated with a BBA from the National University of Singapore. His area of interest is in Finance, and he obtained a MSc in Finance from University of Strathclyde, Scotland.

Teck Chong has also conducted finance-related workshops with companies and teaching working adults through the Polytechnic. Married with 3 sons, Teck Chong spends his free time at the movies, enjoys jogging and working out at the gym.

Email: phuatc@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805833


A finance graduate from the National University of Singapore, Chan Seet Meng began his career in a local bank, specializing in retail operations and credit analysis. Thereafter, he was engaged as an accountant in a statutory board, managing its accounts receivables.

An interest in corporate reporting led him to pursue the MBA (Accountancy) programme, on a scholarship, at Nanyang Technological University for two years, during which he also served as adjunct tutor to business undergraduates there. This foray into pedagogy at NTU stirred a curious interest, and gave the impetus for him to join the teaching practice.

In 2013, Seet Meng was awarded a doctorate from the University of Western Australia (UWA) after five years of research on a thesis which explores both financial performance drivers and investor perceptions of the voluntary disclosure practices of Singapore’s public listed companies. During the initial years of his doctorate studies, Seet Meng also earned his second master’s degree, the Master of Business Research (MBR), from UWA.

Seet Meng is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore since 2006.

Email: seetmeng@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805869


Sandra Chia graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. A Chartered Accountant of Singapore, she has worked in a public accounting firm, Arthur Andersen, as an auditor, as well as a government-linked company.

Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic, Sandra was a lecturer with Singapore Polytechnic. Her specialisations are in the areas of financial accounting and management accounting. She has also taught accounting to adult learners in part-time diploma courses.

Email: mengleng@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806249



Currently a section head of the Accounting and Finance division, Chong Tong Shing holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) from NTU, with a specialization in Banking and Finance and a Master in Applied Finance from the University of Adelaide. After graduation, Tong Shing joined HSBC as a loan analyst, performing credit analysis of clients and working closely with sales teams.

His seven years in Consumer Banking spanned experiences in both operations and customers’ management. He has experience managing of a UOB Privilege Banking Centre, whose main clientele were well-to-do clients. He held the position of a Customer Service Manager in OCBC who was responsible for the day-to-day running of the branch, which includes branch staffing and cash management. The diverse portfolios he handled in consumer banking afforded him first-hand opportunities to interact and understand the needs of a wide spectrum of customers, ranging from personal customers to SMEs and MNC clients with diverse and unique requests.

Outside work, Tong Shing enjoys travelling, reading, running and most outdoor activities.

Email: tongshin@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806772


An Accountancy graduate with a Master degree in Social Science (Applied Economics), Chua Kheng Tiong teaches accountancy and economic subjects. He actively supports both full time and part time courses offered by the school. A Chartered Accountant of Singapore, Kheng Tiong has several years of industry experience before joining the teaching profession.

Email: chuakt@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806275


Goh Yan Peng graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (with merit).

Upon graduation from NTU, Yan Peng worked as an audit assistant in Ernst & Young. She later joined the Ministry of Education and after obtaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, she taught Principles of Accounting in Saint Andrew's Junior College for five years. Thereafter in 1999, she joined TP as a full-time accounting & finance lecturer in the School of Business. Her specialisations are in the areas of financial and management accounting.

Email: yanpeng@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806244


Gerald Koh graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. Upon graduation, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was mainly involved in the audit of foreign multi-national companies.

Prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic as a lecturer, he was holding the position of senior accountant with a government-linked company in the logistics and transportation industry and was mainly involved in the financial and management reporting aspects of the Group's North Asia region.

Email: kohkm@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805825


After graduating from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), Kok Wai Ling joined Ernst & Young where she was involved in the audit of both local and foreign companies. Thereafter, she held various positions such as Finance Manager and Group Accountant with locally listed multi-national companies.

Her job exposure spans diverse responsibilities; these include overseeing accounting and financial functions, consolidation of accounts, as well as corporate reporting. One of her more memorable and eye-opening work situations was to have worked in close partnership with the CFO to deliberate on and resolve numerous listing issues, eventually witnessing fruition when the company was successfully launched on the SGX Main Board.

Currently a Section Head of the Accounting & Finance division, Wai Ling was holding the position of AVP (Credit Administration) in UOB, prior to joining Temasek Polytechnic.

Email: wailingk@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805799


Rachel Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and holds a Master in Business Administration from the Eastern New Mexico University in United States. She is a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.

Rachel’s work experience includes auditing in the public and private sectors, financial accounting and financial planning. She also has many years of experience teaching in tertiary institutions and engaging adult learners.

Email: leesb@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805827


Alice Lew is currently a Section Head of the Accounting & Finance division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. Upon graduation, she joined the Tax department of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was involved in the compliance and advisory services for corporate and expatriate clients.

Subsequently, she entered the teaching service after obtaining her Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Merit), before moving on to Temasek Polytechnic as a lecturer in accounting and finance. At Temasek Polytechnic, she teaches various accounting subjects to full-time students and adult learners in part-time diploma courses as well as customised training programmes.

A Chartered Accountant of Singapore, she also holds a Master degree in Social Science (Professional Counselling) from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.

Email: alicelew@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806285


Joseph Tan graduated with a Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Adelaide and a Degree in Business Administration (Finance major) with distinction from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. In addition, his academic credentials include a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

After obtaining his degree, Joseph worked in United Overseas Bank, where he led a team of staff overseeing the daily operations at one of its major branches. This included the processing of trade documents as well as providing corporate and consumer banking services. He was also involved in the implementation of the Cheque Truncation System at the branch. Thereafter, Joseph became a relationship manager with OCBC Bank under corporate banking, where he was responsible for processing the credit analysis of existing and potential companies. With his diverse experience in the banking industry, Joseph joined Temasek Polytechnic to pursue a career in academia.

Email: lctan@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806251


Teo Hui graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the National University of Singapore. Teo Hui joined the banking industry upon graduation. During her five years in the banks, she has acquired practical experience and knowledge specialising in treasury instruments and credit analysis.

Having taught in TP for many years now, she has also been active in adult education and providing external training programs to the SMEs and MNCs.

Email: teohui@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805832


Christine Toh worked in banking for many years before embarking on a teaching career. She graduated with an honours degree in Business Administration and obtained her Masters of Science in Applied Finance from the National University of Singapore. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder, she is a member of the CFA Institute and the Singapore Society of Financial Analysts.

Having a keen interest in personal financial planning, she has successfully completed all the certification examinations for the Certified Financial Planner™ programme. In addition to teaching external courses such as the CFA programme, she conducts finance-related workshops for companies and has co-authored a textbook “Personal Financial Planning” for the students in the Polytechnic.

Email: guekeng@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805834


Joanna Tan joined the banking industry as a finance professional upon graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) before moving on to work as a project manager implementing accounting information systems in various banks.

She is a CPA (Australia) and a Project Management Professional (PMP) and attained a medal for Academic Excellence for her Masters of Education (Leadership, Policy & Change) from Monash University. She joined TP in 2007 with the IIT School and taught Risk Management and IT Project Management before returning to her roots in accounting by teaching financial accounting, managerial accounting, information systems and financial analytics at A&F since 2011.

Email: joannawl@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806247


Rene Goh graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy and a minor in mass communication from Nanyang Technological University. She went on to obtain a Master in Business Administration, specialising in Strategy and Organisation from the National University of Singapore. She is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore.

She had worked for several years in financial and management accounting as well as finance and audit related areas in government bodies. In the course of her career, she has taught accounting and finance to government officers, polytechnic students, adult learners and has conducted customised training programmes in TP. She has also previously taught at NUS. As part of her industry engagement, she has worked with POSB, CPFB and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.

Email: renegoh@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67804104


Ong Swee Chung holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University. He joined the audit arm of KPMG after graduation, focusing mainly on banks and financial institutions.

He worked in several banks after audit, performing roles in financial reporting, management reporting and business unit control functions. Immediately before joining Temasek Polytechnic, Swee Chung was in Royal Bank of Scotland, mainly supporting the money market business unit control function processes offshored from London and Amsterdam.

Swee Chung enjoys listening to music (Mandarin) and spending time with his family.

Email: scong@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67806771


An alumnus of TP’s Diploma in Accounting & Finance, Kor Lee Pern graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy (First Class Honours) from Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining academia, he was with the People’s Association overseeing its consolidation of group accounts, reviewing financial policies & procedures as well as implementing financial systems to meet its operational requirements.

Married with two sons, Lee Pern enjoys spending time with his family and photography.

Email: lpkor@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805823


Edward Tan has a Masters of Applied Finance (MAppFin) from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Business Administration (concentrating in Finance and Management Information Systems) from Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has also received Applied Finance Prize for proficiency in Equity Capital Markets and Modelling Prices and Risk from Macquarie University.

He joined the banking industry in Singapore after graduation. He has worked in areas of Fund Administration, Operations-Settlements, Global Custodian and FX Dealing Desk. His research interests in finance include investment, trading strategies, risk management and fund management.

During his free time, he enjoys reading, travelling and Pilates.

Email: edwardt@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805871



 

An Associate Lecturer in Accounting & Finance division specialising in the areas of investment research and fund management, Chan Soon Huat has 17 years of experience in the field of equity analysis (both fundamental and technical analysis) for the Singapore, Malaysian and Indonesian stock markets.

He has held various positions ranging from Investment Analyst to Head of Research with stock-broking and/or fund management companies such as Jardine Fleming Singapore, NZI Investment Services, Paul Morgan & Associates and Smith New Court Singapore.

A Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) graduate from the National University of Singapore, Soon Huat is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a highly sought after post-graduate qualification for professionals in the investment finance field.

Email: s00082@tp.edu.sg
Office Contact: 67805828