Jessie Koh, Finance Expert in Singapore, Singapore
Jessie Koh

Finance Expert in Singapore, Singapore

Member since January 15, 2018
Jessie has ten years of experience in RSM's advisory unit working with corporate executives on M&A initiatives, including a $190 million cross-border acquisition, as well as IPO, fundraising and profit improvement assignments. Jessie worked as the CFO at SGX mainboard-listed companies and led acquisitions from inception through integration. She joined Toptal to work with global clients on challenging finance projects.
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Employment

  • Managing Director

    2017 - PRESENT
    Konundra Business Advisory
    • Prepared the investor deck, financial model, and summary valuation analysis for a successful sell-side auction process.
    • Built comprehensive financial models to help clients validate strategic initiatives, determine the efficacy of growth plans and optimize valuation.
    • Performed financial due diligence for successful acquisitions of a chain of clinics and a freight company. Diligence efforts led to a reduction in the purchase price of $500,000.
    • Rebuilt three years of management accounts for a group of companies to facilitate an audit and to enable insights on the effectiveness of cash utilization for stakeholders.
    Focus areas: Discounted Cash Flow (DCF), Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Due Diligence, Financial Reporting, Investor Presentations, Financial Modeling
  • Finance Director

    2013 - 2016
    XMH Holdings
    • Led the purchase of two businesses with 400 employees and managed the integration of the acquisitions with the core business.
    • Reorganized the ERP system, fixing inventory valuation and currency reporting issues that surfaced five years after implementation.
    • Streamlined financial reporting, incorporating critical data to improve internal decision making and enhanced compliance efforts by restructuring the 30-person finance, information technology, and export staffs.
    • Restructured banking facilities to match financing requirements and raised $100 million of new capital.
    • Worked closely with the CEO to hedge foreign currencies and interest rates, resulting in gains of $3 million.
    • Installed periodic cash flow management reporting by leveraging templates and incorporated on-the-job training to improve knowledge transfer amongst team members.
    Focus areas: Investments, Cash Management, Forecasting, Financial Systems, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Financial Reporting
  • CFO

    2012 - 2013
    Union Steel Holdings
    • Prepared board presentations for successful acquisitions, communicating the strategic fit and creating the summary valuation analysis.
    • Assisted in the integration of two acquired businesses, optimizing profit margins by 20% and implementing a revised project costing methodology to improve efficiency and to mitigate internal risks.
    • Led the day-to-day and strategic direction for the finance, human resources, and information technology teams.
    • Integrated a third-party inventory management system into the existing ERP platform, resulting in savings of 5,000 labor hours per annum by minimizing data entry errors.
    • Managed and optimized banking facilities of $100 million for inventory purchases, receivables funding, and foreign currency exposure.
    Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Financial System Implementation, Financial Reporting, Investments
  • Associate Director

    2003 - 2012
    Stone Forest Business Advisory
    • Raised more than $100 million for four publicly-listed Singaporean companies as part of Stone Forest Business Advisory, RSM's Singapore subsidiary.
    • Built a pro forma financial model for a medical group with more than 50 entities and three separate segments in preparation for a $50 million initial public offering.
    • Raised $15 million from accredited investors for a solar project in China in less than three months.
    • Conceptualized, designed and worked alongside government organizations and financial institutions to roll out a financial toolkit for small to medium-sized enterprises.
    Focus areas: Corporate Finance, Investor Presentations, Working Capital Management, Financial Restructuring, Cash Flow Modeling, Profitability Analysis, Fundraising, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    1989 - 1990
    Association of Accounting Technicians - United Kingdom
  • Diploma in Business and Accounting
    1987 - 1988
    Institute of Commerce - Singapore

Certifications

  • Chartered Accountant
    JANUARY 2012 - PRESENT
    Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
  • Chartered Certified Accountant
    JANUARY 2004 - PRESENT
    Chartered Association of Certified Accountants

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