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Alisha O’Donovan

Manager, Financial Services

Proactive specialist in e-money institutions and fintech audits

T +44 (0)20 8922 9346
E Alisha.ODonovan@bkl.co.uk

Proactive specialist in e-money institutions and fintech audits

T +44 (0)20 8922 9346
E Alisha.ODonovan@bkl.co.uk

Alisha is a key member of our assurance team, specialising in financial services with a focus on client money, cryptocurrency and e-money institutions (EMIs).

Businesses that Alisha helps include:

  • Online marketplaces
  • Private equity funds
  • Payment services
  • Blockchain platforms

As an expert in fintech, Alisha takes a considered approach to the complexities of businesses in this rapidly developing sector. She provides clarity and support for ambitious entrepreneurs with even the most innovative business models, especially those involving cryptoassets.

Alisha proactively explores new FCA licence types (e.g. electronic money), building internal controls and processes to ensure compliant, efficient approaches to audit and FCA client money audits.

Alisha’s problem-solving specialisms include:

  • Fitting Bitcoin methods and payments into business environments and strategies
  • Accounting and taxation aspects of cryptocurrencies
  • Structures and applications for inward investing businesses

BKL and Bitcoin

Applying her interest in digital assets to BKL itself, Alisha was instrumental in making BKL the first midsized UK accountants to officially accept Bitcoin as fee payment (via BitPay).