is a Director in the Consulting practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
based in Vancouver, BC.
With over 16 years professional experience Alastair
specializes in finance and reporting process improvement for clients in the public and private sector.
has assisted clients with developing their vision and strategy for the finance function, improving the Close to Report cycle and integrating accounting departments following merger/acquisition activity.
has helped clients migrating to IFRS and on incorporating sustainability and climate change into their corporate reporting.
An experienced facilitator and project manager Alastair has led and worked on a variety of projects with clients across various industry sectors including construction, energy and utilities, forest products, government (federal, provincial and municipal), manufacturing, oil and gas, retail, and telecommunications in the UK, Europe, Canada and US.
He is a member of the XBRL Canada Steering Committee that is guiding the development of this global reporting initiative.
Previously he worked as the global program manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers' SmartClose service â€" specifically designed to help clients improve their financial closing and reporting cycles in terms of cost, time and quality of information.
As such, he
worked with a team to develop the firm's methodolgy and deliver staff training while managing a network of professionals in over 30 countries.
Born in Northern Ireland, Alastair holds a BComm (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in Business Studies & Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.