Julia Irvine 13 Jul 2017 01:04pm

FRC finds second FRRP deputy chair

Former KPMG partner Andrew Vials has been appointed deputy chair of the Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP) at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC)

This is the 29-strong group of people drawn from commerce and the professions, headed up by former senior partner of international lawyers Ashursts Geoffrey Green, which considers reporting issues raised during the FRC’s reviews of company reports and accounts.

Vials joins fellow FRRP deputy chair and former PwC partner John Hitchins, a bank auditing and advisory expert, who was appointed in June last year.

He brings to the role more than 30 years of experience advising on a wide range of financial and corporate reporting issues, first at KPMG where he was head of its department of professional practice and latterly at Grant Thornton where he spent two years as head of national assurance.

He has also served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board’s IFRS interpretations committee.

As FRRP deputy chair he automatically becomes a member of the corporate reporting review committee, which has an active role in helping to ensure that the provision of financial information by public and large private companies complies with relevant reporting requirements.