Christine provides expert advice on technical accounting issues, financial transactions and corporate governance. 

Experience

With a background in audit and assurance, Christine regularly provides plain-English advice to clients on the application of complex accounting (IFRS and GAAP) and auditing standards, particularly in a litigation context. Using this expertise, Christine has provided advice in relation to post-transaction disputes and class actions. Christine has also provided advice on auditor negligence.

Christine has extensive experience as an investigating accountant and consultant, performing detailed reviews of ASX-listed entities, large private companies and not-for-profit entities in relation to financial capacity, fraud, risk management, corporate governance and solvency. Christine has prepared expert’s reports in a large number of legal proceedings in a variety of commercial contexts, including the analysis of complex financial transactions and loss assessments.

Recent major projects

  • Advice on the application of various accounting standards, and the appropriateness of accounting, finance and corporate governance practices relating to class actions.
  • In the capacity of consulting expert, advice on supporting a company’s EBITDA, the subject of an earn-out dispute.
  • Opinion on the reasonableness of Normalised EBITDA in a post-transaction dispute.
  • Advice on the appropriateness of audit opinions where a fraud was identified.
  • Assessment of a company’s solvency in the context of a preference action.
  • Review of corporate governance policies, procedures and practices at two unions.

 

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