Liz May Director Melbourne +61 3 8663 6042

Director - Financial Advisory

Liz is an Associate Director within our Financial Advisory Practice in Melbourne, and one of our Public Sector / Education industry experts. Liz has benefited from a broad background as an accountant in privately held business, working for Grant Thornton’s Recovery Division in London, working as a business analyst for Telstra and now as a Director for Financial Advisory in Melbourne.

Liz has worked closely with the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (“VRQA”) since November 2009.  She has assisted the VRQA by conducting a large number of reviews on education providers operating throughout Australia. These reviews have clearly highlighted for the VRQA and the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under review, the current financial position of the business, key risks to viability and issues that need to be addressed.  

Liz has presented to industry on the key findings of these reviews and has assisted the VRQA in publishing a booklet to educate RTO’s in relation to financial discipline, to reduce the risk of business failure and to therefore contribute to a high-quality vocational education sector in Australia.

Liz has also prepared financial viability reviews of education providers and community based organisations for other agencies including the National Audit & Registration Agency and the Adult Community and Further Education Board.

Examples of Liz's work includes:

  • Independent Accountant Reviews and Financial Viability Assessments of RTOs, Higher Education providers and Schools
  • Financial Viability Assessments of RTOs applying for re-registration on behalf of the VRQA
  • Assessments of applications for New Registrants wishing to become an RTO to ensure that they are financially equipped to provide quality education services

Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
Qualifications
  • IPAA Qualification