Group Financial Controller
Francis is the Group Financial Controller at Auckland Council, New Zealand’s largest territorial local authority. His responsibilities include preparation of the council’s external financial reports, advising on the application of accounting standards as well as updating and maintaining financial control processes within the council.
Francis is also a member of the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.
Francis has over 30 years private and public sector financial reporting experience, internationally as a Partner with Deloitte’s Southern African practice and recently with Audit New Zealand specialising in Local Government and Crown Entity sectors.
He has a specific interest in the practical application of accounting standards that achieve the right reporting outcome being informative, clear and concise rather than purely theoretically correct.