Paul Gardner

CEO

Paul is a Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience working with SMEs and business start-ups.

Originally from London, Paul moved to Hong Kong in 2014.

 

Working within fast growing businesses and teams, Paul understands the importance of developing and managing relationships and has a proven track record of both implementing and maintaining accounting systems and processes.

Sergey Ivanov
CFO

Sergey is a dynamic and resourceful Finance Leader with Big4 and international experience in Asia, USA, Europe with financial and operations management spanning more than 17 years.

 

He settled in Hong Kong in 2010 to run finance and operational function of a global cybersecurity company, before that Sergey was CFO for a manufacturing company in Malaysia and finance controller for real estate developer in Vietnam. Since November 2016, Sergey has been working with SMEs in a variety of industries as a client CFO.

 

His clients value his ability to bring clarity to the financial results, strategy, his hands on approach, “catch it on a fly” IT skills and great team building skills, whilst ensuring the key players are aligned and part of the process.

 

He enjoys partnering with business owners and their management teams to deliver on the agreed targets.

Stuart Iliffe
CFO

Stuart is a qualified Accountant in England and in Hong Kong, with extensive public and private sector international financial and business experience including controllership, treasury, taxation, corporate governance, compliance, due diligence, risk, audits, and forensic reviews.

 

Stuart has more than 16 years’ experience in Asia; working with one the top-four international accountancy firms and having several years’ experience in Controllership functions for Multi-National Corporations.

He is presently providing advice to SMEs in Asia as a virtual Chief Financial Officer, as well as heading up a Corporate Services company, Scriba Services Limited.

Nick Phillips

CFO

Nick is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the UK beginning his career at KPMG Leeds before transferring to KPMG Sydney, where he specialised in Banking and Property audits.

Remaining in Australia, Nick progressed his career in a number of commercial finance positions specialising in Financial Markets and Institutional Banking at Macquarie Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).  In 2016, Nick moved to CBA Hong Kong to take up a senior role supporting CBA's global growth initiatives. As a senior finance business partner, Nick has supported business growth through developing business cases, financial planning & modelling as well ensuring his teams operates a sound financial environment through robust controls and adhering to industry best practices.

 

Nick moved into consulting, providing all round financial support to small businesses through problem identification and resolution, provision of high quality management information and insights to support decision making, helping secure bank and investor funding, evaluating investment and divestment opportunities whilst at the time ensuring these businesses operate strong and efficient finance functions.

Gabriella Montandon

Advisor

Gabriella is a Chartered Accountant in Australia and Hong Kong, with over 15 years of experience in FMCG, Retail, Industrial and Services MNCs across EMEA and Australasia.

 

Gabriella focuses on businesses in transformation, helping CEOs to make improved strategic and governance decisions based on empirical values.

Meet the team

Sherryn Hancock

CFO

Sherryn Hancock is an Australian CPA with almost 30 years’ experience in Budgeting, Management Accounting, Costing and Accounting Procedures & Policies in large financial & investment management institutions. 24 years of this in Hong Kong.

 

Sherryn is known for her ability to ‘look at the whole picture’ and specialises in jointly working with companies to understand their financials in the context of how they can grow and prosper in their future endeavours. 

 

In her spare time, Sherryn is President of Hong Kong Netball Association helping it promote and grow  in Hong Kong and the International Scene.

Kin Yeun

Consultant

Kin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and Master of Corporate Governance. with HKCGI.

 

In his spare time, Kin enjoys serving as a football referee, learning, watching the night sky and meeting new friends.

Ashutosh Gurung

Associate

Ash graduated with a BSc in Business Administration and currently pursuing for my ACCA.

 

Previously Ash worked for an audit/accounting/company secretarial company in Hong Kong for around 6 years.

 

In his spare time he enjoys hiking, travelling to new countries and experiencing different cultures and playing basketball.

Nick Cheng

Associate

Nick graduated in Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Communication.

 

Nick has worked across different industries in Australia and Hong Kong within accounting and is a member of CPA Australia.

 

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling and studying, preferably on a beach.

Mini Lai

Associate

Mini graduated with a BBA. Majoring in Managerial Statistics, Mini has been learning business theories and has a great enthusiasm for analytics and continues to develop her accounting, programing and analytical skills.

 

She is outgoing and enthusiastic and loves hiking (especially challenging ones).

Tzi Yun Man

Senior Consultant

Tzi graduated in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor in Economics.

 

Having previously worked in Hong Kong, Tzi relocated to Hong Kong in 2016 to join Fresh Accounting.

 

Being part-qualified in CIMA, Tzi is progressing with his qualification whilst learning and harnessing his accounting skills with Fresh Accounting.

 

In his spare time, Tzi enjoys playing sports, especially tennis and football, as well as socializing with friends.

Chase Fan

Consultant

Chase received a degree of Bachelor majoring in Accounting and Economics from UNSW, Sydney Australia. Prior to joining Fresh Accounting in October 2019, Chase worked for other international accounting firms in Hong Kong specialising in Risk Advisory.

 

Currently studying CPA Australia in Hong Kong and developing financial and accounting skills with Fresh Accounting.

 

Chase enjoys reading, swimming and a nice cup of coffee during leisure time. And, YES! he is a dog lover too.

Nathan Cheung

Senior Consultant

Nathan graduated locally with a BBA majoring in Accounting and is currently studying towards a CPA qualification in Hong Kong.

With working experiences as an auditor in a CPA firm, he is now keen to mature in accounting and analytical skills.

In his spare time, he likes watching movies, playing sports and travelling.

Yuki Lo

Consultant

Yuki graduated from De Montfort University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.

 

She is currently studying towards her CPA qualifications and developing her accounting career with Fresh Accounting.

In her free time, Yuki enjoys travelling and watching movies.

Tuulia Saarnio

Advisor

Tuulia has M.Sc. Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management and has 20 years of experience working with SME’s in Finland and Asia. She has worked in different roles from being a Project Manager to Group Controller in a Hong Kong based F&B group. Tuulia has been in Hong Kong for 6 years.

 

With her Engineering background Tuulia has the ability to combine analytical and logical thinking together with financial management. Tuulia’s strength is in analyzing the customer processes, recognizing the problems and finding the solutions to solve them.

Pollux Yeung

Consultant

Pollux graduated in Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.

 

Having previously worked in a property development company and a MNC retail company, Pollux is now looking to further his accounting career with Fresh Accounting.

 

Outside of work, Pollux enjoys travelling, exercising, and particularly enjoys coffee shop hopping and trying different kinds of food.

Ryan Ho

Consultant

Ryan graduated from University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Commerce.

  

He has worked across different industries after graduated and joined fresh accounting to pursue his accounting career.  He is currently planning to study toward the CPA Australia.

 

In his spare time, he enjoys playing racket sports and practicing archery.

Promita Rana

Consultant

Promita graduated with a BSc in Accounting and Finance and has veen an accounting professional for over 9 years in CPA and accounting firms in Hong Kong.

 

Her hobbies include dancing and sewing.

Nijal Maharjan

Consultant

Nijal graduated from Tribhuvan University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

He has been working and developing his skills in Accounting and Finance sector and has joined Fresh Accounting to enhance these skills.

In his spare time, he enjoys listening to spiritual philosophies and watching TV series.

Venus Mok

Consultant

Venus graduated from The Open University of Hong Kong with major in Professional Accounting.

 

Currently studying towards a HKICPA qualification and developing her career path with Fresh Accounting.

 

In her spare time, Venus enjoys travelling, running and Muay Thai.