Moore promotes Kathy Vlahos and Aoife Bodkin to director

11 January 2024 3 min. read
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Moore has started the year with the promotion of two new directors – Kathy Vlahos and Aoife Bodkin – respectively leaders in the firm’s business advisory and audit & assurance divisions.

Accounting and advisory network Moore has promoted Kathy Vlahos and Aoife Bodkin to director level in Melbourne, with both having only joined the firm in the past eighteen months – Vlahos from KPMG and Bodkin via PKF.

The new directors – the firm’s top rank in Victoria and its Tasmania business – join a team of around two dozen based out of the capital, including chief executive officer Steven Sakkas.

Moore promotes Kathy Vlahos and Aoife Bodkin to director

Promoted to director in Moore’s business advisory division after joining the firm from KPMG at the beginning of last year, Kathy Vlahos boasts more than two and a half decades worth of accounting, tax, and commercial advisory experience dating back to her six years with HLB Mann Judd from the late 90s. Since then, she has also spent six years at Deloitte and two at Ernst & Young, before a further two-year stint as a director in KPMG’s enterprise practice.

Over the course of her career, Vlahos has developed specialist expertise in CFO advisory, including financial reporting, tax planning and on operational improvements, and has served both private and publicly-listed companies across a range of industries, including those in the property & construction, retail, and technology sectors among others. Her clients range from $1 million businesses in their early phase to those pushing toward the $1 billion mark.

Aoife Bodkin has meanwhile been elevated to director in Moore’s audit & assurance practice, where she provides assurance, risk advisory, and process improvement services to ASX and private clients with a focus on the retail and technology sectors. Bringing particular expertise in auditing and accounting standards and other internal control measures, Bodkin joined Moore in Melbourne in the middle of 2022 after three and a half years at PKF.

Prior to her time in PKF’s Melbourne office, where she rose to the level of senior manager, Bodkin bounced between Ireland and Australia, with a six-month stint at Ernst & Young in Waterford proceeded by a similar length one at DFK Kidsons in Melbourne, before which she gained experience over four years at RSM’s former Irish branch and its later merger with Grant Thornton, having joined the office as a trainee accountant in 2013.

Vlahos and Bodkin follow 2023 mid-year promotions Laura Dorgan and Matthew Firman in joining the Melbourne team of directors, which was further boosted last year through external recruit Wilson Tang, while the firm also added Clinton Peake and John Gibson as directors in Geelong and a new Launceston outlet upon its purchase of ProAdvice in July. That deal brought in more than 30 new faces to an overall Vic/Tas headcount in excess of 160 professionals.