William Cheng
Chief Finance Officer


William Cheng is Chief Financial Officer, joining RSM International in 2008, as a Financial Controller. William was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Born and raised in Malaysia, William came to the UK to study at Abertay University Dundee in 1996 and has lived and worked in London since graduation. 

As CFO, William’s responsibility involves translating financial data into actionable insights and guiding strategic initiatives to ensure RSM Global operates within sound financial parameters. In essence, the focus is on planning and upholding the long-term sustainability of RSM, as a global organisation which is comprised of independent Member Firms.

“The most gratifying aspect of finance is achieving that perfect balance. It is the yin-yang harmony that numbers provide when they align flawlessly. While overseeing international currencies can introduce unexpected challenges, it is simply part of the dynamic nature of working in a global environment.”  

Outside of work, William serves as the treasurer of the UK division of the Nichiren Shōshū Buddhist Association. He engages in weekly badminton matches, occasionally embarks on hikes in the British countryside when the weather permits, loves traveling the world to explore new places, and being Malaysian, relishes sampling a variety of cuisines.

Career timeline 

2008 to present – Chief Financial Officer, RSM Global (London)      
2001-07 – Audit Manager, MJB & Co (London)     
1994-97 – Finance Executive, AWT Fuson S.B.(Malaysia)     
1993-94 – Accounts Assistant, O.Y.L Steel Centre S.B. (Malaysia)  
1991-92 – Accounts Assistant, Haven Automation (M) S.B. (Malaysia)     
1989-90 – Audit Assistant, Khoo & Co (Malaysia) 

Professional certifications  

Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants      
RSM Academy 2012     


BA(Hons) in Accounting – University of Abertay Dundee      

William Cheng
Job title
Chief Finance Officer