National insolvency and business recovery firm Jirsch Sutherland has appointed highly experienced Registered Liquidator Andrew Mattinson, CPA as a new Principal of its Melbourne office.
Andrew, who previously worked in the financial and not-for-profit sectors, has vast experience in business turnaround and recovery. “My past roles in the corporate and NFP sectors enable me to provide strategic insights that other insolvency specialists might not ordinarily have,” he says.
After beginning his career in the banking industry, Andrew took a break to complete a degree in Economics and Finance followed by a Masters in Accounting. “After graduating, I made a career transition into the insolvency industry and like most people, ‘fell’ into this space rather than pursuing the industry. It was a great move.”
In addition to formal insolvency work such as liquidations and administrations, Andrew can provide advice on due diligence, strategic and operational planning, cash flow management, risk management and the tax effective winding up of solvent entities.
Andrew previously held roles with Meyrick Webster, Grant Thornton and Hamilton Murphy. While at Grant Thornton, he established and led the Practice Management Group to improve efficiencies and productivity of the insolvency group. He has worked across a range of sectors such as health, not-for-profit, Registered Training Organisations, construction, FMCG, manufacturing and owners’ corporations.
“I’ve had a number of career highlights including trading several businesses such as a nursing home for 18 months, an abattoir and a food distribution business. I’ve also handled various restructures including a metal fabrication business and a webbing manufacturer in the textile industry,” he says.
Bradd Morelli, Jirsch Sutherland’s National Managing Partner says Andrew brings excellent experience and expertise to the firm. “We’re thrilled to have Andrew on board,” Bradd says. “He has strong leadership and strategic skills and his advanced financial analysis skills will greatly benefit our firm and our clients. Another area of strength – and passion – is Andrew’s ability to mentor less experienced staff. I know he’s very keen to implement a Jirsch Sutherland mentor program and we look forward to working with him on that.”
Andrew is also focused on establishing a strong relationship between Jirsch Sutherland and the Victorian Building Authority and Master Builders Association, in addition to holding rural Victorian seminars and training sessions for accountants. “Rural areas are vital, and we’re committed to providing support and education to local accountants,” he adds.
Andrew is also very passionate about contributing to his local community, highlighted by his work with Volunteering Victoria, where he was on the Board and acted as Treasurer for eight years. He has also volunteered at Epworth Emergency, been Sunday Coordinator of Auskick, Treasurer of the local kindergarten, Duty Coordinator and Treasurer at Caulfield Little Athletics and has been a football coach. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys watching football, spending time with his sons on the Murray River, and being involved with his boys’ sporting clubs.
About Jirsch Sutherland
Established in 1984, Jirsch Sutherland is one of Australia’s leading national independent insolvency specialists. The Jirsch Sutherland team works closely with small and mid-size accounting, finance and legal firms – and their clients – to provide a wide range of expert corporate and personal insolvency services including liquidations, voluntary administrations, receiverships and bankruptcy.
With head offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth, supported by a network of regional offices, Jirsch Sutherland’s national reach combined with a local presence underpins the company’s ongoing.
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