James Astley

James is a director within the audit department, having joined the London office of UHY Hacker Young in 2011. He has experience auditing and advising both listed and private companies across a broad range of sectors including, financial services, natural resources, logistics and civil engineering.

As one of the more senior members of the firm’s financial services group he has a wealth of experience auditing and advising FCA regulated firms, including brokers, fund managers, corporate finance houses and investment firms. In addition he has assisted numerous clients through the FCA application process to obtain their Part IV permissions and subsequently assisting with the compliance and the reporting requirements such as Gabriel and the more recent COREP reporting.

In addition to audit, he has undertaken various financial due diligence investigations in the UK and abroad in connection with acquisitions and IPO’s covering a variety of sectors.

In his spare time James enjoys playing golf and is a keen motorsport fan.