Jirsch Sutherland appoints Philip Ascher as new QLD Business Director

Jirsch Sutherland, one of Australia’s leading insolvency practices, has appointed Philip Ascher CPA as a Business Director of its Brisbane office.

Philip has a diverse industry background, most recently working as an insolvency manager with Vincents. “Since getting involved in the insolvency sector, I have never looked back,” he says. “It’s the most suited profession I’ve ever had. I pride myself on my ability to quickly understand my clients and help them to navigate difficult times to achieve a successful outcome.”

Philip has experience in corporate and personal insolvency with proven strength in financial analysis and modelling with an emphasis on cash-flow, liquidity and overall solvency. He has worked across a range of industries including retail and wholesale, hospitality, manufacturing, transport and warehousing, construction, insurance, farming and agriculture and real estate.

“I am a real generalist and over the past eight years I’ve worked with a wide range of companies and individuals suffering financial distress or failure, helping them navigate the multitude of complex legislations,” he says.

Chris Baskerville, Jirsch Sutherland’s Brisbane Partner, says Philip is “an excellent addition to the firm”.

“He has great sales skills and technical skills in insolvency and is very much looking forward to enhancing our network of referrers. We’re thrilled he has joined our team.”

Another key area of focus for Philip will be helping provide education to accountants about the different aspects of insolvency. “I believe there’s a fundamental lack of understanding about the function and benefits of insolvency practitioners. I’m keen to provide more information about the benefits of the insolvency regimes,” he says. “It’s vital to be able to walk in the door of an accountancy firm and explain why and when to appoint an insolvency professional. An open flow of information and educational material is very important.”


About Jirsch Sutherland – www.jirschsutherland.com.au

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 success. For over three decades, Jirsch Sutherland has earned a well-deserved reputation for protecting and guiding clients through the insolvency process in a fair and ethical way.

In Western Australia, Jirsch Sutherland trades as WA Insolvency Solutions.


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