Tim Fairclough

Partner, Audit & Assurance



As an audit and assurance professional with more than 25 years’ experience. Tim is passionate about his clients’ businesses and has developed a reputation as a highly accessible and responsive practitioner who takes the time to properly understand his clients’ individual needs.

Tim’s career began in London, before he moved to Australia in 1997, where he worked as a Senior Manager with a global accounting firm, gaining experience in auditing multi-national entities such as Siemens and Lend Lease. Tim’s projects included coordinating one of the first Sarbanes-Oxley audits in Australia.

Tim also has an interest in the not-for-profit sector. He is a sponsoring partner of BDO’s Community Care Program, the workplace giving component of BDO’s Sustainability program in Melbourne.

Tim specialises in client audits across the technology, engineering, and start-up sectors, and ASX listed and large private companies.


  • External audit – Including ASX listed, private, and public sector companies
  • Accounting advisory
  • Other assurance engagements.


  • Manufacturing & Wholesale
  • Automotive
  • Not-for-profit
  • Government & Public Sector
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
  • Start-ups
  • Engineering.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Accounting and Finance; Honours),
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Member, Chartered Accountants in ANZ (CAANZ)
  • Registered Company Auditor.