Previously an Audit Partner with a top ten firm for over 15 years, I am now the Audit Director at Brown Butler, specialising in owner-managed and overseas-owned businesses and the not for profit sector.
My experience includes working with clients with turnovers from £10m up to £220m in the manufacturing, IT, property, automotive, telematics, hospitality, service industries, as well as government investment funds.
Additionally, I have extensive knowledge of acting for the not-for-profit sector, advising a number of charities and social housing organisations from small companies to groups with turnovers over £35million. I have significant experience of auditing pension funds managing a portfolio of clients with assets ranging from £500k to over £1.5bn.
On a day to day basis, my role involves appointments acting as an external auditor or as a company’s independent advisor. This, together with my previous roles as an internal auditor and my appointment as a board member for nine years and Chair of the Audit Committee, has given me a thorough understanding of the governance matters and risk appraisals organisations should undertake. I currently sit as a co-opted member for a charity finance committee advising on a wide range of financial and governance matters.
This experience assists my understanding of complex group arrangements – particularly in the not-for-profit sector where board members are often remote and removed from their organisation’s day to day operations but still have the responsibility for overall governance.
I have experience in the auditing of international companies, groups and AIM listed businesses (requiring liaison with overseas parents and auditors to fulfil the groups’ responsibilities) as well as assisting other clients with the preparation of their financial statements under IFRS including for fully listed companies.
As a people-focused accountant first and foremost, my focus remains on assisting the individual needs of my clients and providing valuable experience through the lifecycle of their business.