Grant Thornton bolsters CFO Advisory practice with John Askham

08 March 2022 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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Grant Thornton has bolstered its recently launched CFO Advisory team with John Askham, who is based in Sydney.

In the footsteps of its global organisation, Grant Thornton mid-last year launched a dedicated CFO Advisory service. Tapped to lead the practice was Peter Barnikel, a former Big Four veteran.

Having enjoyed a flying start – “we’re seeing strong demand for our services” commented Barnikel – the practice has now strengthened its team with senior expert John Askham.

Grant Thornton bolsters CFO Advisory practice with John Askham

Askham is a Chartered Accountant who has spent the past fifteen years with EY. He started out with the firm in its Audit division in the UK before moving to the Financial Accounting Advisory Services team in Sydney in 2010. His track record includes working with multinational and domestic clients on financial reporting, finance processes, merger and acquisition accounting, and ESG-related finance.

“Our business offers a full suite of services across financial advisory, tax, risk, technology and management consulting, and with the addition of John to bolster the CFO Advisory team we can address a wider pool of clients and assist with the broad range of challenges they face,” said Andrew Rigele, National Head of Audit & Assurance at Grant Thornton.

“Finance teams continue to grapple with increasing complexity across the corporate reporting landscape, including new ESG reporting pressures, whilst at the same time endeavouring to improve audit documentation, digitise and automate finance processes, and provide strategic insights to their core businesses.”

“John has an extensive background in advising CFOs and senior finance leaders and he will guide them as they navigate these changes amid the unprecedented disruption and change,” added Rigele.