Elma Ong

ELMA ONG, CA, CISA

eong@hay-watson.bc.ca

Elma has known Essop for over two decades as common interests in racquet sports evolved to accounting. Her contribution to Hay & Watson and its clients began in June 2010 and Elma is very happy to be a part of a firm that forges strong and continuing relationships through humble partnership with its clients.

Elma brings over 16 years of professional services experience to Hay & Watson and also currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of a private portfolio of early stage mineral assets in Africa. She has particular experience with risks and controls, having helped organizations of all sizes establish processes and a level of controls appropriate for their operations. To Elma, controls are akin to a set of brakes in a car. It is not to slow the car down, but rather to enable it to go faster. Likewise, the foundation that Hay & Watson brings vis-a-vis compliance and specialized services serves our intention of helping organizations move forward with velocity and peace of mind. Elma's previous experiences include managing outsourced risk and internal audit functions for clients in the utilities, manufacturing and not-for-profit sectors, as well as projects that enable organizations of varying sizes to comply with certification requirements as a public issuer.

Elma enjoys spending time with family and friends, and can be found striving to improve her golf game in the summer time and on the ski hills during the winter.