After serving KPMG in the United Kingdom for fifteen years, Charles Batchelor has relocated to Abu Dhabi to take on a new challenge in the firm’s Lower Gulf organisation.
Appointed a partner in the Advisory division, Charles Batchelor brings three decades of experience in the professional services industry to the Gulf. Most recently, he was an associate partner in the Accounting and Advisory Services (AAS) practice. As a financial reporting specialist, Batchelor provided financial reporting support and advice on M&A transactions, disputes and public sector bids.
His track record includes delivering impact assessments, implementing new accounting standards, designing purchase price allocations and preparing financial statements for SEC filing purposes with a strong focus on IFRS, UK GAAP, US GAAP, advising medium and large-scale organizations across range of sectors, particularly in the energy, natural resources and chemicals sectors.
With over 200 deal-related projects under his belt, Batchelor was responsible for leading the M&A vertical within the Accounting and Advisory Services business.
In the Gulf, Batchelor – a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAEW – will support KPMG with financial accounting work on deals, including transaction related accounting, and complying with requirements of stock exchanges and regulators, as well as help the firm scale up its Deal Reporting solution.
“We are pleased to welcome Charles to the our family,” said Nader Haffar, Chairman and CEO of KPMG Lower Gulf.
Alongside his partner role, Batchelor is also KPMG Global’s representative on the Technical Advisory Committee for Saudi Arabia’s ‘Finance and Accounting Centre of Excellence’ – an institute that is being developed by Saudi Aramco.
Earlier this year, KPMG Lower Gulf announced the addition of two other partners: Morsi Berguiga and Ravi Sinha.