Grant

Grant Saxon

Sydney Office Managing Partner
Partner, Audit & Assurance

Sydney

+61 2 9240 9976

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Grant is the Managing Partner of BDO Sydney office and a senior partner in the Sydney Audit Practice. He provides strategic leadership to the Sydney team as well as providing audit and assurance services to a range of key clients.

Prior to being appointed Managing Partner in June 2015, Grant was Head of Audit for PKF Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane and for BDO Sydney/Melbourne from 2007 until 2014.  During this time he was responsible for a turnaround in performance of the BDO Audit Practice, helping the team achieve growth in revenue and margin over a sustainable period. He also oversaw a transition to the BDO Network and the implementation of a number of audit quality initiatives.

He was a member of the BDO Executive Committee from 2007 to 2014 and was appointed to the Board of BDO East Coast Partnership from July 2014.

Grant was instrumental in developing the firm’s financial model review capability, establishing this business and providing these services to investment banks, project sponsors and consortia where he has been involved in some of Australia’s largest Public Private Partnerships.

Grant’s experience also covers the valuation of businesses and intangible assets, mergers and acquisitions, and company floats as well as strategic and business planning, business improvement, risk management and corporate governance.

Grant has broad industry experience and is the engagement partner on audits for a number of companies across a wide range of industry sectors with specific expertise in professional services, financial services, technology and real estate.  He also works with a number of clients in the arts community, manufacturing and service sectors. Grant is also a key member of the BDO Technology Media and Telecommunications team and the Property & Construction team.

As well as maintaining a portfolio of audit clients, Grant is a frequent presenter at seminars and shares his knowledge and skills by acting as a business mentor for a number of large family companies.  He has an MBA from the University of Sydney Graduate School of Business and acted as President of the Alumni Association and then Vice-President and Committee Member of the Alumni Association of the Australian Graduate School of Management.

Services

  • Auditing
  • Due diligence
  • Financial model assurance
  • Strategic and business planning
  • Strategic risk management
  • Accounting and reporting requirements
  • Business performance measurement

Sectors

  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Not-for-profit
  • Financial Services

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration

Affiliations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand