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James Roberts

Senior Audit Partner, BDO LLP, West Sussex, UK
James RobertsJames Roberts

James Roberts is a senior audit partner at BDO LLP. After training with Binder Hamlyn he became a partner there in 1986 and in Arthur Andersen when it acquired the firm. His audit clients have always included a mix of public and private clients across a broad range of sectors and he has been responsible for the accounting work on over 20 IPOs. At BDO, James is responsible for the firm’s Gatwick office and is public policy spokesperson on audit and accounting matters. James is married with two student children and lives in West Sussex in the United Kingdom. His interests outside business include music, gardening, and reading.

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  • Auditing in Volatile Markets
    by James Roberts
    There is no doubt that everything is much more fraught when markets are crashing. These circumstances make management’s life much more difficult. In a very uncertain environment, when all the figures, the key numbers for a company, are in play, it becomes particularly challenging for both management and auditors. For a start, very volatile markets create in turn a great deal of volatility in corporate balance sheets, and users of accounts do not...

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