Our Story

G&A Group was established in Kota Kinabalu Sabah in 1999 and has become one of the fastest growing firm in Malaysia

In the late ’90s, a group of visionaries gathered with a shared dream – to create a company that transcended the ordinary. In 1999, G&A Group was born.

Our journey began with a commitment to providing more than just services; we aimed to offer innovative solutions. Focusing on business planning, accounting, taxes, finance, IT, and performance management, we set out to make a real impact.

Our team, a blend of seasoned professionals and young, enthusiastic minds, worked tirelessly. We weren’t just building a business; we were crafting a legacy. Our goal was clear – to deliver unwavering quality and reliability.

Over the years, we’ve had the privilege of helping countless businesses navigate the complexities of the professional world. With every step, we’ve cherished the relationships we’ve built. We’re not just a company; we’re your partners in success.

As our journey continues, we hold onto our founding vision and look forward to growing alongside you.

The story of G&A Group is far from over; it’s just the beginning of an exciting adventure.

Our Founders Story

Dato George Lim

I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s in a small village. I didn’t focus on my education when I was younger, which affected my studies when I was in college because I had a weak foundation. I could barely speak English. However, I had a strong determination to be successful in my life. I strived to get my qualifications. In 2___, I managed to obtain my Chartered Accountant license from New Zealand

I seem to have inherited passion for work and a belief that anything is possible. I love challenges. In my early twenties, I decided to get into business myself. I quit my job as an Audit Senior, and set up my own accounting firm in Kota Kinabalu, SL Ling & Co. I have a strong belief that I can make something different in my life.

I’m one of those who had pulled themselves up by their own bootstraps. Starting from scratch, I sought for business door by door. Due to insufficient staff, every staff is required to multi-task, including myself. Being a marketer in the morning, and complete the administration work at night. My beloved wife helped me with my Secretary work as well.

Being young and ambitious, I took up every challenges. In year 2002, SL Ling & Co branch was dissolved to make way for the establishment of Lim Su Chung & Co. Having the belief to continue upgrading our quality and reliability, Ling & Lim Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd was changed to Ideal Tax Consultants Sdn Bhd in 2006 with the joining of new partners.

I believes that business cannot be prosper in communities that failed. In 2016, I founded GA Space as a platform to empower 200,000 Entrepreneurs through entrepreneurship programs, mentoring & coaching by Vistage International to achieve a sustainable entrepreneur community. In 2019, GA Space won the Malaysian’s People’s Choice Award in the Asian Rice Bowl Start-up Award.

For sustainable growth, G & A Group joined Baker Tilly Malaysia in 2022 and I become the managing partner for Sabah and Sarawak. Baker Tilly ranks among the largest audit, tax and advisory firms in Malaysia, with 60 Partners and Directors, 8 offices across Malaysia and a staff force of over 1000 professionals with more than 40 years of experience, strengthened by our access to an international network of professionals and specialists spanning across 148 territories.