Audit and Assurance Partner
Provides advice and risk services to large corporates, SMEs and regulated entities
Lee provides a range of risk and assurance services to his clients, focusing on the hotel and leisure sector and regulated entities. In addition to providing both internal and external audit services, he also has considerable experience of delivering specialist assignments, including:
- VFM audits
- Client money reviews
- Risk management workshops
- Board effectiveness reviews
He also has significant experience of assisting SMEs improve their financial management and ultimately profitability, through:
- Developing a range of suitable KPIs
- Improving the presentation and interpretation of management information
- Performing benchmarking exercises
- Implementing a balanced scorecard
Specific assignment experience includes external audits of:
- International hotel chains, UK national hotel chains and boutique hotels
- Leisure and restaurant businesses
- Numerous government organisations
- A wide range of SMEs (£1m – £10m turnover)
- MI and KPI development for a wide range of hotel and leisure companies
- Risk management and internal control assignments for a variety of regulated entities
- Implementation of a balanced scorecard for a number of public sector entities
- Internal audit of financial services, construction and telecommunication companies
From the British Army to an accounting & finance graduate
Lee qualified as a chartered accountant with Mazars in 2001. He joined the firm after graduating from Loughborough University in Accounting & Financial Management.
He was appointed a partner at Mazars in 2006, staying for 16 years. After a spell with Grant Thornton, Lee joined BKL as a partner in November 2014.
Prior to attending Loughborough, Lee spent seven years in the Army (Royal Signals).
Passionate Welsh rugby supporter, golfer and family man
Lee’s weekends are usually spent ferrying his daughter to tennis tournaments. When he does have some free time he enjoys playing golf (which doesn’t happen often enough) or watching Wales/Newport lose at rugby (which happens far too often).