Deborah Austin

Corporate Services & Charities Manager


What do you do at Dafferns?
I am responsible for coordinating, planning, overseeing and conducting the financial audits of both companies and charities. I ensure that a seamless audit service is provided. I have over 20 years of experience in accountancy, audit and financial reporting.

What are your hobbies and interests?
I am a governor at a local primary school and I am also on the Executive Board of a group of local schools in a hard federation. When I have free time I enjoy spending it at the allotment. There is something very therapeutic about weeding and turning over soil after a busy week!

Have you got a special skill or hidden talent?
I am known for fun cake making in my home & social group. I recently made an R2D2 cake for my brother. Having an allotment means that quite often there is a surplus of produce so I make my own jams, chutneys and other preserves to enjoy.

Accreditations / membership and qualifications
• FCA – Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales


Audits of SMEs and owner managed businesses
Audit of group companies including liaising with group auditors
Consolidation of group accounts

SME financial reporting
Charity reporting, examination and audit
Audit and reporting for not for profit businesses
Solicitors Accounts Rules compliance