Chinnu Palanivelu

CA Singapore, FCCA, MBA (Finance), AMA (Australia), B.Acc (Hons), Dip IFRS, Cert IAS, Dip Tax

Chinnu holds a Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) and Master of Business Administration (Finance) (1st Class Hons and graduated with top of the class) and is a Fellow ACCA (UK), CA (Singapore), Associate Management Accountant (AMA) (Australia) and a Graduate Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Diploma in Taxation (ATTS) and Certificate in International Standards Auditing (IAS). Chinnu also completed Certified Internal Auditors course. He is practicing member of ISCA, ACCA and member of Singapore Institute of Directors, Institute of Certified Management Accountant of Australia, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Taxation Technician Singapore and International Association for Accounting Education and Research.

Chinnu is currently a Partner (Audit and Assurance) with mid-size audit firm and he is Chairman of firm’s Training and Technical committee. Chinnu is a regular trainer in ISCA CPE in several core auditing and accounting courses.

He has more than 20 years of experience in public practice, commerce /industry and has served for a wide range of clients including SGX-listed companies, several US SEC registrants, multi-national corporations, non-profit Organisations/charities, co-operatives, statutory boards/government linked companies, auditor for significant component of companies listed in the USA, UK and many countries in the Europe, private equity funds and Small and medium enterprises

Chinnu has conducted numerous presentations which include seminars organised by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), just to name a few. He also acted mentor/final year project supervisor for numerous students for their BSc (Hons) programme under Oxford Brooks University (UK).

Chinnu received the President award for Lifelong Learner award in 2008, Excellent Long Service Award from National Council for Social Service and Student Care Service in 2015 and Exemplary Citizen Award by MOE for recognition of his professional achievements and contributions to the nation/social service sector. He also awarded a scholarship from Social Innovation Park for his contribution to charity sector.

He also selected as Youth Leader by National Youth Council and Singapore National Employers Federation in 2012 to represent community of youth leaders to speak for their peers on national and community issue.