ATO Spotlight: 3E Accounting

Posted on 10 January 2017 in Articles


The accounting firm takes the lead in ensuring fair and progressive workplace practices for its staff

Homegrown accounting firm 3E Accounting is on a mission to prove that a career in the sector doesn’t have to be characterised by long nights and burnt weekends.

A strong advocate of work-life balance, the firm is pro-family and this is evident in its work practices, such as flexible working arrangements for staff.

3E Accounting, which seeks to offer the three “Es” in its delivery of professional services – efficiency, effectiveness and economy – places great emphasis on staff welfare.

Catering to the well-being of their staff, the firm frequently organises team building sessions, staff outings and corporate social responsibility activities outside of work to build a close-knit team.


As a model employer, 3E Accounting’s efforts have not gone unnoticed.

The firm was this year honoured as an exemplary employer by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). The award recognises organisations that have effectively implemented fair, responsible and progressive employment practices.

The firm, which is a member of 3E Accounting International, has also won several other awards such as ACCA Approved Employer, Promising SME 500, Singapore Prestige Class Awards and Singapore Business Review’s Top 30 Accounting Firms.

In 2013, 3E Accounting was endorsed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission as an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the Singapore CA Qualification (formerly known as the Singapore Qualification Programme). As an ATO, the firm would be able to hire, train and develop Singapore CA Qualification candidates.

Mr Lawrence Chai, Managing Director of 3E Accounting, said: “We are honoured to receive the TAFEP Exemplary Employer Award 2016, and this award is testament to how far we have come since starting out five years ago.”

Ms Stephanie Chua, Director of 3E Accounting, said: “Moving forward, we will continue to ensure fair and progressive workplace practices and work-life balance, and hope to lead by example in the accounting industry and inspire other firms to join in our footsteps – and change the mindset that long working hours are the norm.

“For us, we believe that happy employees create happy customers, and that’s why at 3E, we keep our employees happy.”

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Chartered Accountant of Singapore

Chartered Accountant of Singapore

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