Simon Riley, Director and Head of Financial Reporting Advisory

Simon Riley

Director and Head of Financial Reporting Advisory

Simon Riley is the Director and Head of Financial Reporting Advisory of the firm.

In his role, with operational responsibility for BDO's system of quality control, Simon is focusing on various projects arising from recent internal and external reviews, coordinating quality reviews of BDO on an on-going basis as well as dealing with quality-related issues when they arise.

Simon has over 25 years of experience in technical accounting, quality and standard-setting with large international accounting firms and standard setters in a number of countries. Most recently he was with the HKICPA as Director of Standard Setting which included responsibilities for implementing and operating the due process by which financial reporting, auditing and ethical requirements are set in Hong Kong. Previously, as Technical Director of an international network, he advised member firms on implementing and operating ISQC 1-compliant systems of quality control, performed quality control reviews, as well as provided technical support to the network's International Auditing Practices Committee.

Qualifications and professional affiliations

  • Chartered Accountant (New Zealand)
  • Chartered Secretary