Irina obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) in 1999 from The University of Adelaide, Australia. She later obtained a Master of Business of Administration (“MBA”) in 2011 from University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK. She is a Chartered Accountant and has memberships with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (formerly The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (“ICAA”) since 2003 and Malaysian Institute of Accountants (“MIA”) since 2004. During her career, she has also obtained a Graduate Diploma (ICAA) Certificate of Completion in 2003 and certification as a certified SAP Financial Solution Consultant in Financial Accounting in 2007 and Management Accounting in 2008.
Irina began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia in 1999, in Business Advisory Services, providing audit services to a wide range of industries, which include public listed companies dealing with media, oil and gas, automotive and property development, among others. In 2002, she joined Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd in Internal Audit Department and was responsible for dealing with matters in relation to corporate governance, compliance, enterprise risk management, internal controls and policies. In 2003, she joined iPerintis Sdn Bhd as a Business Analyst to broaden her scope into IT, dealing with financial consultancy projects. While servicing predominantly oil and gas and shipping industries, she eventually became a certified SAP Financial Solution Consultant and thereon performed SAP projects including enhancements, customization, and full cycle project implementations.
In 2011, she joined Abeam Consulting (M) Sdn Bhd as a Senior SAP Financial Consultant providing SAP services locally as well as overseas for companies in various industries including insurance, manufacturing, security enforcement and defence and plantation. She was responsible for the end-to-end SAP implementation, from understanding the various business landscapes, needs and requirements and performing gap analysis to blueprint, functional specifications and manual documentations, project implementation, testing, verification and reconciliation exercises, through to training and support.