Ernest Betham

Managing Partner

Financial services | Consumer business

Financial Statement Audits | Internal Audits & Performance Audits | Business Valuation | Project & Donor Fund Audits | Embracing the Cloud | Special Purpose Audits | Strategic Sounding Board | IFRS Resources | Receivership & Liquidation | Your Audit Report | Risk Advisory | Corporate Finance | Information Systems & Cyber Security

Executive Summary


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.

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

Ernest has served in a number of governance roles for many not-for-profits and corporate entities.  Currently he is Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee for one of the major Government state owned enterprises.