Deloitte appoints former HSBC IFRS global head as partner
11 December 2017
Deloitte today announces the appointment of John Kent as partner in the UK Banking and Capital Markets team, where he will co-lead the banking IFRS advisory practice.
John, who joins following six years as Global Head of IFRS within the Asset and Structured Finance team at HSBC, has 15 years’ experience of providing IFRS advice with particular specialism in financial instruments and structured transactions. His extensive IFRS expertise is supplemented with the practical, regulatory, and commercial experience that comes with a client facing banking role.
Rob Topley, Head of Banking Audit at Deloitte, said: “John is a terrific addition to our partnership and his leadership of our Financial Services Accounting Advisory Practice will enable us to provide ever greater support to major banks, insurers and other financial services firms in applying and implementing complex changes in accounting.”
John Kent said: “I look forward to joining a market leading firm with the breadth and depth of capabilities of Deloitte and using my banking experience to deliver IFRS advice and solutions that are relevant to our financial services clients. IFRS will continue to present challenges for banks and insurers – both directly as new accounting standards for financial instruments and insurance contracts take effect, and indirectly as the foundations for evolving regulatory capital and solvency requirements. I look forward to helping banks and insurers both implement the new IFRS rules and address the incremental capital effects of the new rules.”
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