Simon is currently the Senior Audit Partner and is responsible for managing the Audit & Assurance team of the firm. He has held this position for 5 years. His specific responsibilities include managing an audit client base operating in a range of industries and ensuring key performance indicators for the division are achieved.
Simon has over 20 years experience in the accounting profession and commerce. He has a diverse range of experience in external audit and has been responsible for the audit of large multi-site corporations, mining and exploration, large construction, retail and manufacturing companies, stockbroking firms, agricultural and not for profit entities.
Simon specialises in preparing Investigating Accountants Reports for listings on the ASX. He also specialises in preparing due diligence investigations for business acquisitions in a range of industries.
Before joining PKF Mack, he worked as a Director in the audit division of a big four international accounting firm. Prior to his role in the big four international accounting firm, Simon held senior management positions in the private sector and the banking industry. This diversity in experience ensures that Simon can identify and solve complex matters responsibly and practically. Simon's diversity of experience also ensures that he is a well-rounded business professional.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of Western Australia. He is a Registered Company Auditor, a fellow of CPA Australia and an affiliate member of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporations Act 2001
- IFRS accounting standards
- Australian Stock Exchange Rules
- AIM & TSX Listing Rules
- Corporate and large company audits
- Structuring and set-up of entities
- Due diligence engagements
- Feasibility Study analysis
- Internal controls and systems reviews
- Financial modelling
- Investigating Accountants Reports
- Reporting to Audit Committees
- Corporate governance
- Mining and Energy
- Financial Services
- Not for Profit
- Building and Construction