Hari is an Executive Director for Advisory at BDO Malaysia specialising in high-end technology solutions including Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain technology, Cloud-based solutions, cyber strategy, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Robotics and Digital technology.
Hari has over 30 years of technology auditing experience gained partly with the Big 4 accountancy firms in Australia (15 years) and the UK (18 years). This includes external IT audit assurance, project assurance, business process reviews, Cloud-based solutions, Cyber Security, Blockchain and AI strategies, IT internal audit, Sarbanes Oxley readiness & attestation and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) reviews. He is well experienced in dealing with senior executive management in UK and global blue chip organisations.
Hari has a significant & considerable experience in the public sector gained in Australia and in the UK. The public sector experience include accrual accounting conversion programme, Digital Transformation programme, Robotic Process Automation, SAP Audits, Big Data analytics, fraud investigations and cost reduction programmes etc.
Hari has led a number of complex engagements across various public sector organisations including state & national audit offices, health, education, housing and local councils.
Hari had published articles in professional accountancy journals on the ‘Challenges in Auditing SAP’, ‘ERP Programme Assurance’ and ‘Challenges in Auditing Cloud Computing’. He regularly gives presentations at conferences and network events on Blockchain, AI and Robotics.
Australia, American Samoa, Fiji, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Tonga, United Kingdom, Vanuatu and Western Samoa.
CPA Australia – “Professional Qualifications Advisory Committee” member – 2009 to 2013
CIPFA London – ‘Investigations Committee member’ – 2016 to 2017
CIPFA London – Exam Board ‘Panel Member’ 2013 to 2017
The Britain Australia Society, London - ‘Board of Director and the Company Secretary’ – 2016 to current.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / EDUCATION
- Member of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ)
- Fellow Member of the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs (HKICPA)
- Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments (CISI)
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA)
- Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
- Certified SAP Consultant