Faculty Profile

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School of Accountancy

Tan Lay Khim

Adjunct Faculty

After graduating top of her cohort, Lay Khim went on to teach Accounting in SMU while pursuing Masters of Applied Economics.

Lay Khim’s many passions eventually led her to explore a career in consulting and found a startup now ubiquitous with hair and beauty salons in Singapore, Beauty Undercover.

Hoping to share how her strong foundation in accounting anchored her career endeavours and infuse real-world applications into the teaching of foundational accounting subjects, Lay Khim is back in SMU as an adjunct lecturer for accountancy. 


Bachelor of Accountancy and Bachelor of Business Management (Finance), Summa Cum Laude, Singapore Management University
Masters of Applied Economics, Summa Cum Laude, Singapore Management University

Teaching Interest

Financial Accounting
Risk Management

Selected Recognition and Awards

SPH Magazines Salutatorian Award
Citigroup Best Final Year Accountancy Student Award
Roberto Mariano Top MAE Student Award

Selected Appointments

Lecturer of Accounting, Singapore Management University (2010-2011)
Founder, Beauty Undercover Pte Ltd (2013 to Present)

Research Areas and Areas of Expertise