Ernest

Ernest Betham

Managing Partner

+ (685) 24337

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Ernest Betham

Managing Partner

+ (685) 24337

ernest.betham@bdo.ws

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce degree - University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.

CPA (CPA Australia)

Chartered Management Accountant (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - United Kingdom)

Chartered Accountant (Samoa Institute of Accountants)

Public Practice Licence - Samoa

Executive summary

Ernest has over 25 years of experience in providing advisory, assurance and accounting advice in Samoa and across the Pacific Region. 

His client base extends across finance, insurance, not-for-profits, retail, charities, donor funded organisations, property and state owned enterprise industries giving him a broad range of knowledge and experience to draw on.  He has a hands-on approach ensuring that wherever possible issues are identified and dealt with in a proactive manner.

His public practice licence allows him to act for and on behalf of the Controller and Auditor General in the audits of state owned enterprises and overseas donor funded projects.

Keeping current with emerging technologies and their positive impacts on businesses is a priority for Ernest. The goal is to ensure that clients adapt to the right technology in order to ensure that there is Xero disruption to their businesses.

Ernest has significant company experience and is currently Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee for one of the major Government state owned enterprises in Samoa and serves as a Trustee for the Unit Trust of Samoa (UTOS).