Partner, Financial Services
Ernst & Young Hong Kong
Teresa Tso has over twenty years of experience in financial services. She joined Ernst & Young in October 2001 and was involved in various audit and consultation projects for major commercial and investment banks in Hong Kong and overseas. She spent nine years at Ernst & Young Shenzhen office providing assurance and advisory services to clients in Mainland China.
Teresa has led a team of professionals to provide auditing and assurance services to key financial institutions including HSBC Group in London and in Hong Kong, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited, Shenzhen Development Bank, Nomura Securities and Citic Securities International. Her team also assisted multinational financial institutions with acquisition projects of commercial banks in PRC.
To stay abreast of the significant developments in the financial services industry, Teresa is currently the Co-chairman of the Professional Development Subcommittee of ACCA Hong Kong, as well as Convenor for Annual Dinner/Charity Task Force and a panel member of the Banking Regulatory Liaison Group of the HKICPA.
Teresa is passionate about her profession: “Surely, the accountant’s role in the business world is not as glamorous as that of the entrepreneurs or the CEOs. However, accounting knowledge provides the tools for us to understand the dynamics of the companies and economies, including both successful and not so successful ones,” she shared. “At times, I would call the accounting profession the builders and the enablers behind many lasting enterprises. We provide insights for business strategies and ensure that the finance function is well-established – which is quintessential for any enterprises that aspire to be long lasting.”