Emma Cunliffe

Emma Cunliffe

Director, Audit & Assurance

Financial Services | Government & Public Sector


Emma is a Director in the Sydney office, focusing on Audit & Assurance services. Prior to joining BDO in 2019, Emma spent her career working in the British Virgin Islands and the UK. Her experience spans multiple services and sectors with a particular focus on the financial services sector. This includes wealth and asset management, funds and investment managers with a variety of investment structures, superannuation and leasing.

Emma has extensive experience in managing the audit process for numerous engagements including multi-firm and group engagements and coordinating audits with other offices all over the globe. She works with a variety of businesses, including both listed and private companies in Australia, the Cayman Islands, the UK, Sweden and the British Virgin Islands.

She is passionate about training and mentoring her team and is actively involved in recruitment and development.


  • External audit and review engagements
  • International audits
  • AFSL audits
  • Assurance and compliance engagements
  • Internal controls review


  • Financial Services
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate & Construction


  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Management
  • Diploma of professional studies
  • Member of ICAEW


  • Member, Chartered Accountants England and Wales
  • Member, ASFA
  • Member, Women in Super