BDO in Malaysia has come a long way since 1964 and is now a team of more than 1,000 staff, led by more than 90 Partners and Directors from our offices in Malaysia as well as through our regional operations in Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
BDO in Cambodia was established in 2009 and is an approved member firm of the Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors (KICPAA). It is also one of the first three firms approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) as a professional accounting firm and independent auditor providing professional services in the securities sector in Cambodia.
Lim Seng Siew, Regional Head overseeing Indo-China spoke on how the Cambodian firm grew from strength to strength. “One of our key drivers in Cambodia was to work with companies listed on the then newly established Cambodian Stock Exchange (CSX), and I’m proud to say we have provided professional services to the majority of them.”
“As a testament to our growth, we are also an approved independent auditor of banks and financial institutions by the National Bank of Cambodia,” he added.
When Myanmar opened its doors to international trade in late 2012, BDO was able to expand our footprint quickly in one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies. In that same year, BDO in Vietnam was established following a merger, with offices in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. BDO in Laos was also established in Vientiane, since then, the firm is proud to be an approved member firm of the Lao Chamber of Professional Accountants and Auditors (LCPAA).
“Our strategic set-up across these growing economies stems from BDO’s commitment to exceptional client service, and we want to be able to serve as a one-stop centre for the ASEAN cross border service needs of our clients,” said Lim.
In addition to our services footprint, BDO was the first accounting firm to pioneer the MyASEAN Internship Programme together with 11 other participating companies when it was first launched in January 2015. The programme augurs well for BDO because of its strong presence and operations in ASEAN.
“It has always been BDO’s culture to give back to the communities we are in through various CSR activities and to support our staff in pursuing professional qualifications and providing them with relevant training as well as work experience in order to develop talents in the field of accountancy. We have and will continue to groom local talents, who have contributed to the development of their respective countries,” said Lim.