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Damien is the Partner responsible for Nexia Edwards Marshall’s Audit and Assurance division.

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Damien is an integral leader in the division with his experience and ability to provide efficient, effective assurance services to a diverse portfolio of clients.

His clients include a significant national professional services firm, a large portfolio of education clients (independent schools and colleges), large charities and not-for-profit entities providing aged care, community and health services. He has also assisted in the preparation of expert reports for Nexia Edwards Marshall’s litigation support services.

Damien understands the needs of clients facing an ever-changing regulatory environment. His ability to be pragmatic in his approach and empathise with clients has seen Damien establish and maintain many long-standing successful client partnerships.

Professional expertise

Audit and Assurance

Damien has significant experience in:

   external audit engagements for public and private companies, incorporated associations and many other not-for-profit entities;

   compliance engagements for solicitors trust accounts, real estate trust accounts, lotteries and APES 310;

   internal control reviews;

   inventory system reviews; and

   government grant acquittals.

Education industry

Damien has been auditing Colleges and Schools throughout his career.  He has a significant client portfolio of Colleges and Schools which operate in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Damien is a key member of the Nexia Australia and New Zealand Specialist Education Focus Group, that actively collaborates in the areas of national audit tenders, newsletters for current issues, audit, accounting, and indirect tax issues specific to the sector.

Damien’s extensive experience and expertise within the Education sector sees his clients benefit from working with a Partner who understands the challenges and risks confronting Schools and Colleges in today’s world.

Damien is one of the leaders of the firm that drive the Annual Nexia Edwards Marshall Education & Not-for-profit Training Days for the firm’s clients. In planning for these days Damien ensures that the day includes a variety of sessions and speakers that cover pertinent topical issues as well as relevant technical accounting and indirect tax updates.

Formal qualifications

Damien holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Corporate Finance) with Accounting qualifications from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investments from Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Damien is a Registered Company Auditor, an approved external examiner of solicitors’ trust accounts in South Australia and the Northern Territory and a Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.