Practical Operational Auditing Series - Competency Kit for Operational Auditors
Stanley O. N. Yap was trained by and qualified with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., then one of the Big-Eight international firms of Chartered Accountants in the U.K. Subsequently he graduated from the University of Bradford Management Centre, the oldest business school in the U.K., with a Master’s degree in Business Administration.
Apart from being a Chartered Accountant, registered with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, and a Malaysian Certified Public Accountant, Stanley also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Marketing awarded by the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the U.K. He was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K.; the Association of MBA Executives Inc., U.S.A.; the American Institute of Management; the Malaysian Institute of Directors; the Malaysian Institute of Management; and, the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management before venturing into the academia in 2009.
Stanley is the Founding President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Malaysia and is one of the recipients of the prestigious award of F.I.I.A. from IIA Malaysia for his invaluable contributions to the Institute and the internal auditing profession in Malaysia. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor, a post-graduate professional qualification awarded by the Institute of Internal Auditors Inc., U.S.A.
Stanley has over thirty years of experience in external auditing, internal auditing, commerce, industries, banking and consulting. He was Vice-President Finance of the largest public-listed petrochemical group in Malaysia. Prior to that, he was the Group General Manager / Group Company Secretary of a public-listed conglomerate, and Head of Internal Audit of another public-listed conglomerate and the oldest foreign bank in Malaysia. These conglomerates have interests in financial services, plantations, oil and gas, property and construction, manufacturing, engineering, trading, retailing, travel and tour, shipping, specialist services – advertising and security, marketing and distribution, leisure, food and beverage, international operations and education.
In Operations, Sales, and Marketing, Stanley was Group Chief Operating Officer of the main board company and Chief Operating Officer of a Multi-Level Marketing Group in Malaysia.
In consulting, Stanley was the Chief Executive Officer of a firm that specializes in Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Business Process Re-engineering, and Internal Audit Consulting Services. Apart from managing the consulting firm, Stanley also served a public-listed group as Chairman of its Audit and Nominating Committees for a few years.
Stanley will impart the knowledge that he has acquired and share experiences that he has gained over the years as Chairman of Audit Committee; Vice-President Finance; Chief Internal Auditor; and, Group Chief Operating Officer in various industries and as Senior Academic in a few renowned business schools with participants of this program.