About

Payroll, HR & Finance Outsourcing For Penang Businesses

When Lee Hau Chern (CEO) and Chiam Lee Phing (COO) decided to start Synergy 101 Sdn Bhd in April 2006, they knew that they wanted to help SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) grow.

Chiam Lee Phing (COO) & Lee Hau Chern (CEO)

The idea to start a payroll, HR, accounting and finance outsourcing business came to Lee Phing back in the days when she used to work in multinational corporations as a payroll accountant.

She quickly realised the potential and benefits of outsourcing when her company used an external payroll outsourcing provider for their needs. She instantly saw how much more efficient businesses could be if they had outsourcing especially if these services were extended to smaller companies like SMEs.

If SMEs had assistance for payroll, HR, finance and accounting, they wouldn’t have to worry about setting up HR or finance departments within the company. They could focus all their energies on growing their businesses.

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) says that “small businesses with well-developed finance teams achieve faster, more sustainable growth for longer and can attract investment to help them develop.”

Tan Mei Ai

Our director for Perai office, Tan Mei Ai has more than 15 years’ experience in Accounting, Finance, Administrative & Human Resources, ERP software migration & implementation in various fields, including trading & manufacturing. She is a certified GST Consultant by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.

A Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Mei Ai possesses Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifications from the United Kingdom and a degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.

Synergy 101 Solves Your Payroll, HR & Finance Problems

Today, Synergy 101 Sdn Bhd with a team of 30 staff, offers payroll, HR, accounting and finance outsourcing expertise to SMEs, multinational corporations and startups in Penang.

Synergy 101 has a stellar track record working with SMEs and locally grown businesses. Their track record also extends towards corporations (Dell), non-profit organisations (International Plant Nutrition Institute) as well as hospitals (Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital).

They are located strategically at Krystal Point Corporate Park, Bayan Baru, Penang to serve clients who are primarily from Penang island and the mainland and some as far as the Klang Valley and Singapore.

Synergy 101 is also a registered GST tax agent in Penang.

Find out more about our payroll processing & HR solutions or uncover the benefits of using our finance and accounting services.
Marathons Are Like Business

Our CEO, Hau Chern says:

“I love endurance sports, especially marathons and ultra-marathons. Completing a race takes discipline, planning and mental resilience. It takes determination to wake up at 4:30am during weekends for training. It is the sheer mental strength that carries us the last kilometre of the race because muscle fatigue, cramps and soreness all work against you. Our planning and execution must be on target to prevent burn out. We need to know our strengths and limitations as endurance athletes.

In fact, science proves that the more we push our physical limits, the more we improve our psychological ones! When others panic, endurance athletes are calm and focused; we are working towards a solution instead of panicking.

Running a business that supports our clients is similar to running a race. The same principles apply when we work with you to support your business operations. Discipline, planning, setting goals and being mentally resilient – all these apply when it comes to working with clients like you.”

During a recent ultra-marathon race at Selangor.