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James Lee

My passion and commitment is to consider my client’s business as if it were my own. I see this mindset as being critical in developing and maintaining genuine relationships with all key levels of an organisation to foster growth while managing the risks faced by the business. James Lee
Audit and Assurance Partner

Professional experience

Seeing his clients and team achieve goals is what brings James to work every day. He measures his success on those around him and whether they are doing well.

James is a multi-talented accountant and business adviser concentrating his efforts in the areas of accounting assurance and advisory. His career at PKF started after a move from a Big 4 accounting firm, having established his skills and experience for over 15 years. James plays a key role in ensuring that our clients are offered the right service and connects other PKF specialists as and when required.

James truly values assisting clients with their business from not only a statutory assurance lens but also through business process efficiency initiatives and data analytics. His key philosophy in business is focusing on building genuine and authentic relationships with his clients.

James has extensive experience in providing business advice to established Asian companies in Australia, along with international clients looking to invest in the Australian market. He is skilled in delicately managing cultural differences and as a result, has strong networks with both international and local Asian business partners. He is also the leader in the Telecommunication/IT industry within PKF and is sought after for his expertise in this area amongst others.

Recent examples of work include:

  • Project-managed the accounting advice for a restructure and sale of a key business unit for a global telecommunications company
  • Managed and led various due diligence engagements for a Top 3 global steel manufacturer
  • Project-managed global assurance engagements involving more than 50 entities in different countries.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) - University of Technology, Sydney
  • Honours in Financial Accounting
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

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