David Tong, the Managing Director of CPA-Partnership since 2005 is a seasoned tax and accounting professional. He has diverse experience spanning more than 45 years in major fields that include taxation, auditing and transaction advisory services. He has the unique distinction of working with the large accounting firms in different capacities from Audit Manager to Managing Partner as follows:
Arthur Anderson & Co., Sydney & Singapore – Audit Manager/ Technical Director – 7 yearsTouche Ross & Co. (now Deliotte Touche), Singapore – Audit Partner / Managing Partner – 11 years Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF), Singapore – Tax & Transaction advisory services, Managing Partner – 23 years
Over a period of over 30 years in Touche and PKF, David has gained wide experience in assignments of a consulting nature (mainly in hospitality consulting) besides assurance work such as statutory and internal audits; tax compliance and advisory services, due diligence (in mergers and acquisitions) and related work. David is a director and/or shareholder of a number of companies across a diverse range of industries that include investments, services, trading and non-profit in Singapore and abroad. His role at these companies is mainly advisory in nature.
David is a fellow member of The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Certified Management Consultant and Financial Planner (Malaysia). David has also served as council member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Singapore (ICPAS) (now know as Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants) and was a founder member of Institute of Management Consultants Singapore.
David is Chairman of the International Trade Council for Singapore since March 1, 2015. He served three years as the Chairman of the Foundation of Rotary Clubs (S) Ltd and Rotary International District 3310 Prevention of Blindness Committee. He started this Committee and has been an advisor to the Committee since its formation in 2004.
David has been active in social service since 1974. Some of his key assignments include the following : Chairman of People’s Association Youth Group (Ponggol constituency), Vice-Chairman of the Braddell Heights Community Centre Management Committee and Braddell Heights Citizens’ Consultative Committee, Chairman of the Potong Pasir Community Club Management Committee, Board Member of the Sentosa Development Corporation, Singapore, Member of the Advisory Council of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, District Governor of Rotary International District 3310 which comprises of Singapore, Johor, Malacca, Sarawak, Sabah and Brunei, Trustee of the Singapore Leprosy Relief Association, Chairman of the Management Committee of NTUC-Rotary Silver Trust in Marsiling, Chairman of the Serangoon Secondary School‘s Advisory Council and the Chairman of the Oklahoma University Alumni in Singapore.
David is currently serving as the Regional Co-ordinator of Zone 6B of Rotary International.
David is a Major Donor Level 2 in donations to the Rotary Foundation.