Edward Janson grew up in Manchester, England, and has lived and worked in Germany for over 25 years. After successfully completing a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance at the University of Manchester, he proceeded to qualify as a Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and worked in a medium sized firm of accountants and tax advisors until moving to Germany in 1990.
He worked for KPMG Frankfurt for 18 years, leaving as senior manager. In 2008 he transferred to Deloitte & Touche GmbH as Director in the Transaction Services / Corporate Finance Department.
At KPMG in Germany Edward Janson was responsible for more than one hundred subsidiaries of US, UK and other European companies and was responsible for the US GAAP, IFRS and UK GAAP financial statements. Consequently, he gained a solid knowledge and application of HGB, IFRS and US GAAP and the differences between the different accounting policies.
In 2008 he moved to Deloitte & Touche GmbH and was for four years an advisor in the Corporate Finance/Transaction Advisory Services Department. During this time he extended his experience in relation to IFRS and HGB with respect to large and medium sized companies.
Edward Janson has led projects in an extensive range of industries such as automotive, retail, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, construction, property management etc. His experience of international business includes optimising business processes, all aspects of the accounting and reporting process, internal control implementation (including SOX 404) and working on both sides of M&A transactions.
As a consequence of his extensive audit and advisory experience and substantial technical knowledge in Germany, Edward Janson is not only able to offer extensive technical knowledge but also a wide range of practical experience in the use of US-GAAP, UK-GAAP und IFRS in German Companies. This experience will be invaluable in any IFRS conversion or Financial Reporting Project you may have.
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