David Palmer

David Palmer

Hobart Office Managing Partner



David is the Office Managing Partner and an Audit & Assurance Partner with BDO in Hobart. He is focused on quality and building strong relationships with clients, enabling cooperation from both his clients and his team.

David has significant experience in audits of major, diversified groups, as well as associations, community groups and not-for-profit providers.  He has managed audits directly, including the review and preparation of government acquittal reports and providing accounting advice and support to management. 

David has worked as an accountant in Hobart and Melbourne, as well as the United Kingdom.  He joined BDO in 2004, progressing to Partner in 2014. 


  • External audit
  • Financial accounting & reporting
  • Business advisory
  • Taxation compliance & advice


  • Property & construction
  • Financial services
  • Transport
  • Food & agribusiness
  • Not-for-profit
  • Health
  • Education, Employment & Training

Key assignments

  • External audit of major diversified construction company in Tasmania
  • External audit of large transport industry group in Tasmania
  • Audit and consulting with a significant supplier of seafood in the Australian market
  • External audit of NFP’s including Registered and Group Training Organisations
  • Board Member Ten Days on the Island


  • Bachelor of Commerce
    Registered Company Auditor
    Registered SMSF Auditor


  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand