Stephanie is a corporate audit partner based in Exeter, delivering audit, assurance and advisory services to a wide range of clients, from manufacturing and service companies to not-for-profit entities. She has a particular interest in effective narrative reporting and corporate governance. Stephanie enjoys finding pragmatic solutions to seemingly complicated problems, providing support to the entire firm across a range of clients and working alongside tax and corporate finance on reconstructions and acquisitions.
Stephanie has overall responsibility for professional standards, including acting as the firm’s head of audit, assurance and financial reporting. She acts as a second partner for many of the firm’s most prestigious clients, including the firm’s largest groups and listed companies.
Stephanie joined PKF Francis Clark in 2008 after 14 years as a partner in a Top 20 firm.
Stephanie was one of the founder members of the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty which was established to provide practical support for preparers of financial statements and she currently chairs the Faculty Board. This gives her input into the development of financial reporting standards and an insight into the practical problems of implementation, both for UK GAAP and IFRS.
Stephanie is also an experienced and highly regarded presenter. She is a regular speaker at the firm’s Finance Director seminars and Charity Conferences and has presented or participated as a panel member at a wide range of ICAEW financial reporting events.
Stephanie currently chairs the audit committee at Cornerstone Housing, giving her practical experience of governance and audit from the “other side”.