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Increasing demands for more insightful corporate reporting means reporting teams need to draw on the volumes of data available, as well as technology advances, to provide new levels of insights.

Patrick McLay

EY Oceania Financial Accounting Advisory Services Managing Partner

Leader in accounting and reporting. Passionate about building high-performing finance teams.

Areas of focus Assurance
Office Melbourne, AU

Pat leads Financial Accounting Advisory Services in EY Oceania with extensive experience in Australia and the UK providing accounting, external audit, consulting, transaction and internal audit services. He has also held a number of leadership roles that included hands-on experience in innovation, knowledge management, design and operational improvement.

A lead audit partner for many years, Pat now focuses on helping EY clients improve their reporting processes, build effective finance teams and solve complex accounting problems.

Pat is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and is a registered company auditor. He holds a BSc in Accounting from the University of Glasgow.

How Patrick is building a better working world

“The core part of my role is to help clients align their accounting and compliance obligations with their commercial goals and objectives. In doing so, I focus heavily on the design of practical actions that they and their teams can readily apply. This produces better stakeholder engagement, creates a more effective finance business and results in enhanced trust in, and relevance of, reporting.”

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