Mr Cheong Mun Hong is a Fellow (practising) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (“ISCA”) and a Fellow of the CPA Australia. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and obtained his Master Degree in Business Administration with Distinction awarded by The University of Wales, Bangor, in co-operation with The Manchester Business School in July 1997.
Mun Hong started his professional career with Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in Singapore and left as an Assistant Audit Manager in 1994. He joined PriceWaterhouse Dahua in Shanghai in January 1995. After gaining experience in Shanghai as an Audit Manager for approximately two years, he returned to Singapore to join Cheong Khee San & Co (now known as K F Cheong & Associates) and was later admitted as a partner. In December 1997, he resigned to set up his own accounting firm, MH Cheong & Associate, subsequently renamed as MHC & Associates, DFK and now converted to MHC Partnership LLP.
He has been involved in corporate restructuring and listing of companies on the Stock Exchange of Singapore (now SGX) and KLSE, audit of SGX listed companies and their subsidiaries (local and overseas), a special project on transfer of assets in China involving a KLSE listed company and a SGX listed company, audit of B shares listed companies in China, listing of China state owned companies in overseas stock exchange and various due diligence work in Singapore and in China.
Mun Hong specialised in the audit of banks and stockbroking firms before he left for China. He has also participated in a World Bank funded project to assist the People’s Bank of China in strengthening their regulatory and supervisory functions.
He has also been involved in designing training courses, developing training materials and conducting training courses, both in-house and for multi-national corporate clients.
Mun Hong had also served as a director of SBI E2-Capital Pte Ltd (later known as Westcomb Capital Pte. Ltd.) a prominent company providing corporate finance advisory services for clients seeking public listing.
He had served as an Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (now known as ISCA) committee member in the Members’ Welfare Committee in 1999/2000 and as a member to the Panel of Inquiry Committee of the Public Accountants Board from 15 March 2003 to 31 March 2004. He was appointed as a member of The Investigation and Disciplinary Panel of the ISCA since April 2013. He was also appointed as a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2021 by the Public Accountants Oversight Committee (“PAOC”), which administer audit regulation under the Accountants Act for Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”).
Mun Hong has been involved as a facilitator of Singapore QP, taking Assurance and Financial Reporting modules, and has helped various practising accountants in cold review and hot review. He has also been appointed as an Associate Faculty in Singapore Institute of Technology (“SIT”).