Simon Poh is the Senior Tax Consultant of RHT Management Services.
Concurrently, he is an Associate Professor (Practice) at the Accounting Department of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School where he teaches taxation and advanced taxation modules. Previously, he was Associate Professor (Adjunct) from 1 January 2007 to 30 June 2014.
Outside the academia, Simon is a distinguished tax professional in Singapore and the region, with three decades of experience in tax compliance and tax advisory work in the areas of corporate tax, individual income tax, and goods and services tax (GST). This includes nine years of experience with the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, three years with reputable regional multinational corporations and more than 16 years with top international accounting firms. His extensive experience includes GST advisory and risk management, international tax planning, transfer pricing, corporate restructuring, business acquisitions and mergers, expatriate tax planning, and advising clients on the tax implications of both inbound and outbound investments.
Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree in 1985 followed by a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from NUS in 1993. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) since 2004, a Full Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors since 2008, an Accredited Tax Advisor (Income Tax and GST) of the Singapore Institute of Accredited Tax Professionals (SIATP) since 2010 and an Honorary Member of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore since 2011. At SIATP, he is a Board Member and Chairman of both the SME Tax Committee and the Examinations Committee. Simon has also been acting as Examiner for tax modules offered in professional accountancy examinations since 2006.
Simon is the author of “Taxation in Singapore” which was published since 2008. Besides speaking at numerous external tax seminars and conducting regular tax workshops for professional bodies, he is also a regular contributor to the local and foreign media on current taxation issues.