Ariel is a banking partner at BDO with over 15 years' experience in auditing banks, foreign branches and subsidiaries, building societies and listed entities (including FTSE 350 firms). He also works with alternative finance, brokerage and leasing entities. He specialises in the audit of credit and providing IFRS 9 assurance, and supports clients with their implementations. He has performed a number of complex audits that were subject to mandatory audit rotation and has helped his clients in a number of areas including complex implementations, controls optimisation and the adoption of new standards. Ariel is the co-author of a Challenger Bank report, published with the BBA (now UK Finance).