Grant Thornton recently boosted its Australian Financial Services Practice with the appointment of former KPMG partner Madeleine Mattera. At the firm, Mattera will take on the role of Head of Financial Services and Audit and Advisory Partner and focus on the small financial players.
Madeleine Mattera joins professional services firm Grant Thornton Australia* with fifteen years of experience in Financial Services, most recently gained during her seven-year spell as Partner at Big Four firm KPMG. As the firm’s new Australian Head of Financial Services, Mattera will provide external audit, internal audit and risk consulting to Financial Services organisations.
In her new capacity, she will specifically focus on smaller financial players, in contrast to her work for KPMG. Commenting on this, Mattera tells Accountantsdaily.com: “In my new role, I see a greater opportunity to focus on the small and mid-sized financial services organisations, which I’m actually particularly passionate about and excited to be working with, whereas in the big four I was expected to focus on the top 10 companies in Australia.”
She adds: “From my perspective, I thought there was a lot of good capability within Grant Thornton and I was looking forward to being part of the team to help them grow their client base and broaden their capabilities.”
Mattera is a Registered Company Auditor and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Macquarie University.
* In Australia, Grant Thornton has a total headcount of more than 1,000, working from offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.