John Black

John Black

Partner.

John is the Partner in charge of the firm's audit department. He has responsibility for a client base which is principally owner managed and venture capital sarbacked businesses across a variety of sectors including oil and gas service, shipping, registered social landlords and charities. His audit responsibilities also include international groups.

John's specialisms include both external and internal audit assignments, refinancing exercises and financial reporting including the implementation of new accounting standards. He has also had considerable experience in business acquisitions, disposals and fund raising.

John is also the Vice Captain at Murcar Links Golf Club.

John trained with Ernst & Young, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. He then worked overseas in the USA both in Houston & Anchorage before joining AAB in 1995. He has been a Partner since 2000.

In his spare time John enjoys playing golf and walking his dog.

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Case Studies

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Housing Associations: Case Study 1

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Oil & Gas - Services: Case Study 6

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Facilities Management : Case Study 1

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Healthcare: Case Study 2

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Financial Services: Case Study 1

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Rural: Case Study 1

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