Andrew Cornes Partner Cairns +61 7 4046 8803

Partner - Audit & Assurance

Andrew has significant experience in the provision these services, particularly in external and internal auditing, financial accounting and consulting gained over an 18 year period in public practice both in the UK and Australia.

Andrew has had extensive experience in dealing not only with large private and public organisations but also with smaller and middle sized businesses, many of which are owned by families or a small group of individuals.  Understanding each stakeholders needs and requirements is key to being able to deliver the appropriate service to them. 

Andrew previously managed the internal audit services for Cairns Port Authority and has also had 4 years’ experience in the UK as the senior audit manager on the Manchester Airport Group audit.  Andrew is currently the audit director for North Queensland Airports Group.

Andrew has provided assistance to Torres Straight Island Regional Council in the development of their information systems and the production of their year end financial statements.

Andrew has provided assistance to Anindilyakwa Land Council and Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation in documenting their corporate governance framework and presented the results to the executive members and directors of each organisation to ensure they remained compliance with relevant legislation.  Andrew subsequently became the director of the audit of Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation. 

Andrew is the director for the Trinity Anglican School and Freshwater Christian College audits and has had previous experience in the UK with educational bodies. 

Andrew is the director for the audit of Trinity Petroleum Services – fuel distributors and service station managers across FNQ. 

Andrew has also managed several contract audits on behalf of the QAO including Cairns Convention Centre and the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service. 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science, Joint Honours in Mathematics and Economics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
  • Associate and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • Associate of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia