Jirsch Sutherland has appointed Philip Ascher as a business director in its Queensland office.
Mr Ascher was most recently an insolvency manager with mid-tier firm Vincents, working across a wide range of industries with both corporate and individual clients.
He said a key area of focus at Jirsch Sutherland will be on educating accountants about different aspects of insolvency to increase the profession’s understanding of its function in business.
“I believe there is a fundamental lack of understanding about the function and benefits of insolvency practitioners,” Mr Ascher said.
“I’m keen to provide more information about the benefits of the insolvency regimes.
“It’s vital to be able to walk in the door of an accountancy firm and explain why and when to appoint an insolvency professional.
“An open flow of information and educational material is very important.”
Jirsch Sutherland Brisbane partner Chris Baskerville said Mr Ascher’s experience in corporate and personal insolvency, with proven strength in financial analysis and modelling, would be an “excellent addition to the firm”.
“He has great sales skills and technical skills in insolvency and is very much looking forward to enhancing our network of referrers,” Mr Baskerville said.
“We’re thrilled he has joined our team.”