John Waterson

John Waterson

Partner, Audit in Financial Services

KPMG in the UK

John is a partner based in Glasgow and sits in Audit in Financial Services, Scotland.

John has been with KPMG for over 16 years and has worked across a broad range of audit and accounting advisory engagements in a variety of different locations in the UK and Australia.

John took up a secondment to KPMG Melbourne in 2010 and returned to the UK at the end of 2012. He has also completed various client secondments, including to a large financial service organisation as Head of Internal Audit.

John leads the audit on a number of investment management external audit clients and has a strong financial services background given his audit experience on FTSE 100 across Insurance, Banking & Investment Management clients.

Education and qualifications
  • First Class Honours, Bachelor of Arts, Accounting & Finance, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (‘ICAS’)

Accreditation
  • Accredited in LEAN Fundamentals

  • Prince 2 Practitioner Accredited

  • Large and small scale Assurance and Finance Transformation projects

  • SOAR (Service Organisation Assurance Reporting), covering ISAE3000, ISAE3402, AAF01/06

  • IFRS and UK GAAP reporting

Areas of expertise
  • Investment management audit and advisory services

  • Private equity

  • Banking and credit services

  • Internal and external audit