Dean Ardern

Dean Ardern

Director, IFRS & Corporate Reporting

IFRS & Corporate Reporting


Dean has been advising on IFRS and other financial reporting matters for over 15 years. Having worked with a range of clients in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Dean understands the challenges preparers face.

Dean’s primary role is to identify practical and compliant reporting solutions for clients and assurance staff. To achieve this, Dean works at building constructive relationships with clients with the view to providing responsive, accurate and outcome-focused technical advice and guidance.

Prior to joining BDO, Dean held National Technical Director roles at two national chartered accounting firms for a collective period of 8 years. Prior to these roles, Dean held a Project Manager position with the Australian Accounting Standards Board where he was the responsible staff member for the Board’s work on various matters, including superannuation plans, intangible assets, employee benefits, insurance contracts, share-based payments, business combinations and government departments.

Dean has presented academic and professional training seminars and published papers on various topics in financial accounting and reporting in Australia and internationally.  Dean has also participated in various professional liaison and working groups, including the AASB’s Disclosure Initiative Project Advisory Panel and the Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s Insurance Accounting Standards Committee.


  • IFRS
  • Financial reporting and accounting
  • Learning & Development


  • Financial services
  • Technology and media
  • Education
  • Health and aged care
  • Agriculture
  • Superannuation


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours – First Class)
  • Member, CPA Australia


  • Member, CPA Australia