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Presentations will be lead by expert speakers covering a number of thought-provoking and insightful topics, including Brexit, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and cybercrime, and wider business updates including employment law.
Ralph Tiffin BSc FCA AMIMechE is principal of McLachlan+Tiffin, chartered accountants and registered auditors. Ralph also acts a consultant to many companies in the UK and overseas on subjects ranging from project appraisal, applying IFRS, budgetary control systems through to fraud prevention.
Paul Gee presents regularly on financial reporting under UK GAAP, full IFRS and Financial Reporting for Medium-sized Entities to accountants in practice and industry and commerce. Paul is a member of the Accounting Council’s UK GAAP Technical Advisory Group.
Julia Bowyer ACA is the Accounting and Audit Content Manager at Wolters Kluwer UK. Responsible for ensuring our content is relevant, accessible and technically strong, Julia is supported by an expert team of in-house technical authors and specialist external authors. Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Julia was at PwC for 17 years where she wrote and delivered training for clients and practitioners. She has experience of audit, accounting and structuring advice, technical helplines, reviews of listed financial statements and due diligence. With knowledge across company law, UK GAAP and IFRS, her most recent specialisms were real estate and infrastructure.
Anne Cowley ACA is senior technical writer for audit and accountancy at Wolters Kluwer UK. She qualified as a chartered accountant in Deloitte’s audit practice, later moving to the firm’s central technical accounting and financial reporting team where she was one of their central New UK GAAP specialists, providing technical advice to audit teams on a wide range of financial reporting topics and writing technical and training material for clients and practitioners. Anne further increased the breadth of her technical knowledge working in ICAEW’s technical advisory service, advising chartered accountants on IFRS, new and old UK GAAP, company law, audit, ethics and money laundering.
Chris Burns runs his own tax consultancy which specialises in providing bespoke tax and business solutions to owner-managed businesses, high net worth individuals and large corporate organisations.
Rupert Watson is Head of Asset Allocation for Mercer’s Fiduciary Management business in Europe. He joined Mercer in May 2013 and is responsible for the asset allocation strategy of our discretionary mandates, both in terms of dynamic and strategic asset allocation. He manages clients’ Growth Portfolios as well as the Mercer Diversified Growth Fund. Prior to joining Mercer, Rupert was Head of Asset Allocation at Skandia Investment Group and previously worked as a fund manager at Black River Asset Management, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Investec Asset Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Management. Rupert began his career at the Bank of England.
Louise Dunford has since 1987 been continuously involved in training and consultancy, both for professional firms and for commercial organisations. She also worked as an associate senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth where she was mainly engaged on postgraduate teaching on the MBA, MA Personnel Management and MA Business Law, and she retains an active relationship with the University, having taught on their IPD courses in Grand Cayman and Guernsey.
Toni Trevett is a Director of CompleteHR Ltd, a HR consultant and trainer specialising in management and personal development as well as personnel skills and employment law. She is also a trained mediator, coach and investigator.
Dr Stephen Hill, BSc (Hons), MLPI, CIIP, PhD is the Director of Hill Bingham Ltd and expert trainer and consultant with over 18 years’ experience providing services to the private and public sector in fraud (cyber) risk management, data security/protection and internet investigations and open source intelligence. He spent 11 years working for a top national firm of chartered accountants heading the Fraud and Forensic Group, advising clients on prevention, detection and recovery of fraudulent assets, working closely with the police, HMRC and private sector. He is a Trustee Director of Fraud Advisory Panel and chairs their Cybercrime Working Group with colleagues from the public, private, and third sectors. He is an honorary member on the steering committee of the London Fraud Forum, founder of Snowdrop Consulting and a director of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners UK Chapter. He has trained UK and European police forces, the National Crime Agency, Home Office, private-sector fraud units, not-for-profit organisations, and major world banks.
Kevin Bounds is an Oxford graduate, MBA and chartered accountant. He has operated as CFO, CEO, NED and senior consultant and specialises in finance transformation, balanced scorecard, strategy implementation and interim management. He was on the executive committee of the Faculty of Finance and Management. His corporate experience covers banking, consultancy, insurance and building societies with organisations such as J P Morgan, Natwest, Nationwide, KPMG and Axa but with a common theme of identifying and executing change and bringing a sharper focus to performance management.
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