Meet our team

Our team are ready to chat and work with you to find the best solution to your business needs.

Paul Gardner - CEO

Paul is a Chartered Management Accountant with extensive experience working with SMEs and business start-ups. From the age 18 Paul has worked across multiple businesses and industries.

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.

“We work with a unique and dynamic group of clients with global footprints.”

Join our team!

Here at Fresh Accounting, we are always on the look out for exceptional talent to join the team. Could you see yourself based in Hong Kong or Singapore? If so, then contact us today with your resume and tell us why we should talk to you.

Ashutosh Gurung

Associate

Ash graduated with a BSc in Business Administration and is currently pursuing his ACCA. Ash also has a strong interest in project management.

Previously Ash worked for an audit and accounting firm in Hong Kong for around 6 years and continues to enjoy working on a variety of projects and clients.

 In his spare time, Ash enjoys hiking, travelling to new countries and experiencing different cultures, as well as playing basketball when he is not planning any travels.

Nick Cheng

Associate

Nick graduated in Brisbane, 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, as well CIMA. He has also spent one year in Singapore establishing our Fresh office.

In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, reading, studying, and running up mountains.

Mini Lai

Associate

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

Outgoing and enthusiastic; Mini loves to travel and hike (especially challenging ones).

Sergey Ivanov

CFO

Sergey is a dynamic and resourceful Finance Leader with Big 4 and international experience in Asia, USA, Europe with financial and operations management spanning more than 20 years.

He moved to Hong Kong in 2010 to run the finance and operational functions of a global cybersecurity company. Prior to this, he was CFO for a manufacturing company in Malaysia and financial controller for a real estate developer in Vietnam. Since November 2016, Sergey has been working with SMEs in a variety of industries as a client CFO.

 Sergey, with his hands-on approach, enjoys partnering with business owners and their management teams to deliver on the agreed targets.

Stuart Iliffe

Advisor

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.

Nick Phillips

CFO

Nick is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the UK beginning his career at KPMG 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 roles at Macquarie Bank and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In 2016, Nick moved to CBA Hong Kong to take up a senior role supporting CBA’s global growth initiatives.

Nick moved into consulting, providing all round financial support to businesses through problem identification and resolution, provision of 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.

Sherryn Hancock

CFO

Sherryn is an Australian CPA with over 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.

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.

Tuulia Saarnio

Advisor

Tuulia has M.Sc. Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management and has 20 years of experience working with SMEs 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 over seven years.

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

Rob Serjeant

Advisor

Rob is a dynamic business leader and entrepreneur with extensive experience building value for organisations around the world for more than 20 years with deep expertise in risk management, transformation, operational excellence, organisational design, and turnaround / distressed ventures.

He settled in Hong Kong in 2012 following on from his time in PRC, Japan, Australia, the US, and Canada. Previously he held senior leadership roles in management consulting, risk management and security, along with strategic planning and brand equity roles at Procter & Gamble. 

Rob is committed to fostering growth, excellence, and ESG values with stakeholders across the value chain. His focus is on delivering best in-class outcomes, particularly for challenging and complex business environments.

Tzi Yun Man

Senior Consultant

Tzi graduated in the United Kingdom with a bachelor’s in economics.

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

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

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

Nathan Cheung

Senior Consultant

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

With working experiences as an auditor in a CPA firm, he is now developing his career 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.

Pollux Yeung

Senior 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.

Nijal Maharjan

Consultant

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

He has been working and developing his skills in the 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.

Rohan Bist

Consultant

Rohan is pursuing his master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from Tribhuvan University

He is currently developing his career path in Accounts and Finance with Fresh Accounting 

In his Spare time, Rohan enjoys playing sports, especially football. And enjoys meeting with his loved ones.

Sunita Bakhunchhe

Consultant

Sunita holds a bachelor’s in business administration (BBA) Degree from Tribhuvan University specialising in Finance. She has pursued a Master’s in Business Studies and is developing her career path with Fresh Accounting.

Tommy Kong

Consultant

Tommy graduated from The OUHK in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Having previously worked in an accounting services company for MNC companies and a Local IT Company, Tommy is now studying towards his CPA Australia qualification and developing his career with Fresh Accounting.

In his spare time, Tommy likes to learn foreign languages, travelling, and watching Bundesliga football matches during weekends.

Sagar Khatiwada

Consultant

Graduated from Tribhuvan University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies.

He has worked across different industries in accounting positions and pursuing a career with Fresh Accounting.

In his spare time, he loves watching movies, travelling and watching English Premier League matches during weekends.

Drop us a line!

Our team are ready to chat and work with you to find the best solution to your business needs. Contact us today and find out how Fresh Accounting can transform your business.

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