Former Grant Thornton audit manager Michelle Warren has been appointed as director of financial reporting for HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association.
Ms Warren will oversee all financial reporting matters within the network, including implementing a national technical consultation process, quality monitoring, training, and providing technical accounting advice as required.
The chartered accountant has over 11 years’ experience in audit, primarily with Grant Thornton South Africa, before moving to the Melbourne firm.
Ms Warren was most recently with Century Plaza Group in Melbourne, where she was Group Financial Reporting Manager.
Tony Fittler, chair of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, said the new role will allow HLB member firms to better assist and support clients.
“The continuing changes to the legislative and regulatory environment, and the increasing demands of the accounting standards framework, mean that our clients must spend more time on developing and reporting financial information than ever before,” said Mr Fittler.
“Michelle’s focus on financial reporting, as well as her experience in audit, will be invaluable in supporting our clients manage these challenges.
“Following the recent growth of the HLB Mann Judd network, including expansion into Fiji and Newcastle earlier this year, it is also important for the association to be able to offer an additional level of support for member firms.”
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