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Russell Barnes

Russell Barnes


Russell’s extensive experience includes more than 14 years of providing audit and advisory services to local government in Western Australia and a further 14 years in senior management roles in commerce.
With strong analytical skills, Russell specialises in integrated planning and reporting and system review engagements. Russell developed much of the firm’s methodology with respect to business planning, financial reporting, long term financial planning, risk management, asset management and Audit Regulation 17 engagement reviews.
Russell presents at the firm’s annual nuts and bolts, management reporting and annual budget workshops, and has provided technical accounting advice to a number of local governments.
Areas of expertise

  • Strategic planning
  • Asset management
  • Long term financial planning
  • Strategic community planning
  • Workforce planning
  • Governance and risk management
  • Local government finance
  • Financial reporting and disclosures

Industry specialisations:

  •  Local Government
  • Not-for-profit


  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Governance and Risk Advisory


  • Local Government
  • Not-For-Profit