Simon Cole

Associate Director - Advisory

KPMG in New Zealand

Simon is an Associate Director in KPMG’s Financial Risk Management team, based in Wellington. He is one of New Zealand’s leading experts on accounting for financial instruments under NZ IFRS. He combines expert knowledge of IFRS reporting requirements, financial instrument product knowledge and financial risk management objectives and practices to deliver pragmatic and effective accounting outcomes for clients. Internal audit assessments of both public and private sector organisations’ treasury functions. Specific topics addressed included the adequacy of the risk policy frameworks, treasury environment control assessments, risk reporting to senior management and governance groups, and legislative compliance.

Areas of expertise

Accounting Advisory Services Advisory Enterprise Risk Management and Governance, Risk and Compliance Financial Risk Management IFRS and Accounting Change Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services Regulatory Compliance Regulatory Risk Risk Assurance Risk Consulting

Education and qualifications

  • BCA Honours (1st Class), Accounting and Commercial Law - Victoria University of Wellington

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