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A Significant Completion of Our First CSR Day Celebrating with a Difference

May 2013

Singapore, May 2013 – On 15 May 2013, Nexia TS staff set aside work and contributed money, time and effort to give back to the poor, needy and underprivileged in our society. Over 2500 grocery items were contributed and packed for this special cause. Nexia TS would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for participating in this meaningful event to bring joy to the beneficiaries from Yishun Ring Road Residential Community. We thank our clients too for their cooperation as the office was closed for the day.

 

As a professional firm, the firm has the responsibility not only training in our staff in technical and professional skills but also to instill into our staff the culture of being socially responsible and looking beyond ourselves. By taking this initiative to designate a day to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and set a day for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Day), we start this movement to encourage staff to be involved in community activities and we hope this will also influence those around them like their family members and friends. A CSR day may seem to be insignificant, but it does play a big part in changing the hearts of many individuals.

 

“When we are about to leave this world, no one would talk about what achievement you have made in our life in terms of material things, but many would remember if we have done a small difference in someone’s life. So why not start now and our effort to encourage such celebration with a difference will help many that you may not even know of as it involves changing of the hearts of people.” Mr. Henry Tan, Managing Director of Nexia TS

 

Who are the beneficiaries?
Beneficiaries from this group are chosen through their respective schools and Resident Committee networks. They are either single parent families with one parent either deceased, in prison or in drug rehab; single mothers;
families facing long term costly medical issues; or families with a breadwinner who is unable to work due to an accident or illness.

 

Nexia TS CSR Key Focus: Education
During the financial crisis of 2008 to 2009, Nexia TS Managing Director, Mr. Henry Tan, initiated the Nexia TS scholarships for the financially needy students in NTU, SMU and SIM, who are pursuing the Accountancy degree. In recent years, Nexia TS has also set up study awards for students at the tertiary level to further motivate their study interests in Accounting & Finance and also scholarships for financial needy students in UniSIM and Temasek Polytechnic.

To date, Nexia TS has supported 16 scholars through its Education focus since 2008. Besides setting up scholarships and study awards with local universities and polytechnics, Nexia TS is also recognised as an Accredited Training Organisation to train Chartered Accountant of Singapore under Singapore Qualification Programme by Singapore Accountancy Commission. Nexia TS is one of the first local accounting firms to be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales to provide the supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants.

 

Nexia TS CSR Key Focus: Community Welfare
Nexia TS and its staff are working towards a paperless working environment by adopting electronic working paper and documentation and enterprise resource planning system. Our Go Green initiative includes the Shred-it recycling program where large quantities of unwanted documents are recycled. Nexia TS has saved an average of 33 trees from destruction each year since 2009. On an annual basis, Nexia TS has supported and sponsored POSB in its POSB Run for Kids for three consecutive years since 2009. Funds raised went towards an education welfare fund for the less privileged primary school children, to be administered by the Punggol Central Community Club, and the Singapore Children’s Society. Nexia TS has also been participating in the Boy’s Brigade Share-A-Gift project since 2008. With money contributed by staff and matching contribution from the firm, we purchased daily household items and groceries for distribution to the poor and needy families. Our little efforts can go a long way in bringing happiness to the 6,500 needy households in our society.

 

About Nexia TS
Nexia TS is an established mid-tier local accounting firm founded in 1993 by two experienced certified public accountants – Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin. After working as managers for one of the international accounting firms, they saw a vision and an opportunity to establish their own organisation – not any accounting firm – but one which is unique in their personalised and well qualified expertise.

To date, Nexia TS has grown significantly over the years. Being an independent member firm of the Nexia International, we are affiliated to accounting firms in many parts of the world. This means that
our clients will get to enjoy personalised, comprehensive and good services at competitive rates in Singapore and globally. Our desire for quality has been recognised by clients and the accounting profession. As testimony to this, we are among the first local accounting firms to be accredited by the
Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia to provide supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants.

The Nexia TS group of companies comprises mainly Nexia TS Pte Ltd, Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation, Nexia TS Tax Services Pte Ltd, Nexia TS Risk Advisory Pte Ltd, Nexia TS Advisory Pte Ltd, Nexia TS Technology Pte Ltd, Nexia China Pte Ltd and Nexia TS (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.