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Deloitte and Analytics Group join forces in Canberra

Deloitte investing and building momentum in its Canberra Finance Transformation practice


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17 June 2014:  Deloitte Australia announced today it has joined forces with Analytics Group, a consultancy offering advisory services and operational support to the CFO level in government departments and agencies across Australia. Two partners and 19 staff will join Deloitte’s Consulting practice in Canberra, significantly boosting its core accounting and finance expertise.

 Andrew Johnstone-Burt, Deloitte National Public Sector Leader said, “With so much change being forecast across government, it will be critical to ensure there are strong leaders in place to manage productivity improvements and cost reduction.  Government agencies will need to invest in the right people to facilitate this. 

“Our transaction will significantly increase the scale of the Canberra office whilst  providing the opportunity to gain a stronger Federal Government presence primarily at the CFO level,” added Mr Johnstone-Burt.  

Lynne Pezzullo, Deloitte Canberra Office Managing Partner, said: “We are entering a period in the evolution of the public sector where internally focussed SES roles, such as those of the CFO, have become key to the future of most portfolios, increasingly challenged by fiscal and environmental pressures.

“Across Federal and State Governments we are now seeing a strong drive to improve efficiencies through performance improvements and cost efficiencies,” said Ms Pezzullo. “This team hire is part of the growth of our Canberra strategy and business transformation capability and will further boost the 10 partners we have added to our Canberra practice over the last year. We now have 24 partners and 163 people across our Barton and Brindabella offices.”

The services Analytics Group brings to Deloitte Consulting include:

  • Financial management and advisory services including project accounting and asset management
  • Planning, budgeting and forecasting for large departments and smaller agencies
  • Operations consulting in procurement costing, contract management and cost reduction
  • Business case development and funding submissions
  • Technology design and implementation in business intelligence and finance systems.

Tim Nugent, National Lead Partner for Finance and Performance Management in Deloitte Consulting added: “The combination of Analytics Group and Deloitte enhances our services for public sector clients as they look to drive performance management and productivity improvements, and elevate the role of the CFO in the strategic decision making process.”

Analytics Group partners Scott Alexander and Brett Streatfeild, who will become Deloitte partners, noted that joining with Deloitte will provide their team with opportunities to grow the business by expanding the services they can offer their clients.

“We are excited to bring the intellectual property and experience of Deloitte’s local and global business to our government clients. Our people will also be able to access the benefits of being part of the global Deloitte network, the innovative brand and their culture with increased opportunities for career development,” said Mr Alexander.

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Name:
Lynne Pezzullo
Company:
Deloitte Australia
Job Title:
Canberra Managing Partner and Health Economics and Social Policy Leader
Phone:
Tel: + 61 2 6175 2000
Email
lpezzullo@deloitte.com.au
Name:
Andrew Johnstone-Burt
Company:
Deloitte
Job Title:
Lead Partner, Deloitte Public Sector
Phone:
Tel: +61 2 9322 7525; Mob: 0478 305 251
Email
ajohnstoneburt@deloitte.com.au
Name:
Vessa Playfair
Company:
Deloitte Australia
Job Title:
Head of Corporate Affairs
Phone:
Tel: +61 2 9322 7576, Mobile: +61 419 267 676
Email
vplayfair@deloitte.com.au

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