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Tom Phillips

Tom PhillipsTom Phillips is a qualified accountant and a financial and management accounting specialist.  Having spent 25 years with PwC LLP, the largest global professional financial services firm, he is recognised within the industry as a leading expert in his field.  Based in London, he has worked with a wide range of the largest private-sector FTSE 100 companies and major central government departments.

During this time, he developed his specialism and expertise not only in financial accounting and management but also in global best practices for governance, risks and controls (GRC) in financial and business processes and procedures.

Tom brought that level of expertise and experience in helping to set up and develop Monan Gozzett LLP as the Director of Finance and Operations.  In his client-facing work, he services clients’ needs where these involve a range of financial matters, for example, those involving financial agreements or settlements.  He applies his GRC expertise typically where clients wish to challenge or have grievances with another organisation’s / party’s adherence to their own policies and procedures.
 
Areas of expertise
 
  • Forensic accounting and analysis – typically in complex and contentious divorce or separation matters.
  • Preparation and/or review of financial based agreements – for example pre and post nuptials, landlord and tenant and other contractual based matters such as contesting school fees or other potential financial liability risks where these are considered contentious.
  • Challenging adherence to policies and procedures – especially where an individual may have issues, concerns or grievances against an organisation’s actions towards them.  For example, action taken by a school against a pupil or an employer against an employee.
  • Working with organisations to improve the rigour and robustness of their governance arrangements, policies, financial processes and controls – often in response to failings or incidents arising within organisations which highlight deficiencies in their current arrangements.  For example, working with schools to improve their safeguarding, anti-bullying and data protection policies and procedures, or organisational employment based disciplinary policies and procedures.