Retail and Consumer Brands
Diane has over 25 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to clients across a broad range of business sectors. These businesses range from privately owned entrepreneurial businesses, including start-up, through to international listed companies. Her sector experience includes retail, wholesale, professional services, media, technology and life sciences, and natural resources. Diane typically works with CFOs, CEOs and Audit Committees advising on both business and financial matters. Her day to day assurance services work includes the following growth and compliance related matters - auditing annual financial statements, including international and group audits; reviewing quarterly and annual financial statements; consulting on complex accounting transactions: accounting for business combinations, reverse takeovers, spin outs, and initial public offerings; advising on the systems, controls and processes that prepare a business for growth, an IPO or other exit strategy; assurance services related to capital raising, on the markets and with private equity; feedback on Corporate Governance, and other compliance matters. Diane is experienced in IFRS, UK and US GAAP as well as International and PCAOB Auditing Standards.
Diane has also worked with BDO Canada, based in Vancouver, where she gained valuable experience of the North American market. She has recently returned to the London office of BDO and is the firm’s Country Coordinating Partner for Canada and a member of the Audit Stream Executive.