Litigation Support

Chris and Stephanie act as consultants and experts ("clean" and "dirty" experts) in the context of dispute resolution on a variety of financial reporting and audit and assurance issues.  Recent assignments have included:

  • Advice on the steps a reasonably competent audit engagement partner would have taken in certain circumstances;
  • Similar advice on the role of a reasonably competent investigating accountant involved in the preparation of a Product Disclosure Statement;
  • Similar advice on audit and financial reporting issues prior to litigation;
  • Preparing expert witness reports for litigation, through to appearing in court;
  • Participation in the expert conclave and production of a joint experts' report
  • Analysis of accounting information and related documentary data to determine factual evidence for transactions.

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Westworth Kemp Consultants can provide support to businesses, professional practices and regulators seeking to implement systems designed to foster compliance with standards in the context of financial reporting and Corporations Act obligations.


Chris had extensive experience in risk management when he had oversight of Ernst & Young's processes for audit quality control and risk management in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Fiji and helped a client implement systems to ensure compliance with ASX continuous disclosure obligations.  Stephanie conducted the quality control program for a mid-tier audit practice in the UK.


Reporting and Advisory

Independent advice on the interpretation of auditing (or assurance) and accounting (or financial reporting) standards can be hard to find.


Coming from a background in the audit practice of a Big 4 accounting firm, Chris has been audit signing partner of numerous complex financial groups and reported to their audit committees.  He has also provided technical accounting and auditing support to partners including consideration of going concern and audit opinion qualifications.


Stephanie has been providing auditing and accounting support to a wide variety of practitioners and accountants in commerce via a member's helpline for a number of years as well as editing an auditing standards text book.


Recent assignments have included advice on how an accountant would interpret accounting terms used in contracts and other agreements and the review of financial information to be contained in offer documents.


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