Crowe Horwath has confirmed the appointment of Jara Dean as national technical senior manager in its Hobart office, giving him oversight of the audit methodology, audit training, and audit standards across the business.
Mr Dean was previously assistant auditor-general financial audit for the Tasmanian Audit Office, spending 12 years auditing financial statements of state entities and reporting outcomes of those reports to Parliament.
Mr Dean, who began his role last month, said his time in the Tasmanian Audit Office gives him a sense of perspective in his services to the not-for-profit sector.
“I hope to use my understanding of the unique reporting and audit requirements of the not-for-profit sector to further build on Crowe Horwath’s strong links with the sector and to foster an environment where the services we provide to our clients are of the highest quality,” said Mr Dean.
Crowe Horwath head of risk management, Michael Doucas, welcomed the appointment, believing it would help raise standards in the business.
“We are expanding the technical services we provide, and Jara’s appointment is fundamental to the execution of this strategy. He brings a wealth of experience with him, and we are very excited to have him on board,” said Mr Doucas.
In other movements within Crowe Horwath, Jamie Irvine has been announced as managing partner of the Murray Darling area, following his role as senior partner.
Mr Irvine, who has been with Crowe Horwath for 15 years, will be tasked with expanding other silos within the business, including insurance, superannuation, management consulting, financing, and financial planning, particularly with his experience in the latter in his former role.
“Jamie’s promotion is well deserved, and reflects his strong presence internally and externally, and his ability to build strong relationships and alignment with the group,” said Crowe Horwath West Region executive managing partner Anthony Venneri.
"We're really excited to have Jamie take the reins of the Murray Darling region for Crowe Horwath.”
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