About Steve Collings

stevecollingsSteve Collings, FMAAT FCCA is the audit and technical partner at Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd where Steve trained and qualified.  Steve specialises in auditing and financial reporting (UK GAAP and IFRS) and Solicitors Accounts Rules as well as having an interest in taxation issues for small and medium-sized businesses.  Steve became a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians in 2001 and qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005 and in 2010 became a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He obtained ACCA’s certificates in International Auditing Standards and Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards in 2008.  Steve went on to successfully obtain the ACCA’s Certificate in IFRS for SMEs in 2013.

Steve is a statutory auditor in the United Kingdom and is eligible to conduct and sign off audits of limited companies under the UK’s Companies legislation.  Steve is also a member of the UK GAAP Technical Advisory Group at the Financial Reporting Council which maintains UK and Ireland Accounting Standards.  In addition, Steve works closely with professional bodies assisting them with technical aspects of UK and Ireland accounting standards.

Steve is the author of several books including Interpretation and Application of International Standards on Auditing (Wiley March 2011), IFRS For Dummies (Wiley April 2012) and Frequently Asked Questions in IFRS (Wiley, 2013).  He was also the author of The Core Aspects of IFRS and IAS which was rebranded as The AccountingWEB Guide to IFRS.  In addition Steve is also the author of several articles on financial reporting and auditing topics which have been published throughout the various accounting media, primarily www.accountingweb.co.uk.  Steve will be publishing further work in 2016 and 2017.  Details of all Steve’s published work can be found by clicking on the ‘Published Work’ tab on the homepage.

Steve is a prominent speaker on the CPD circuit on accounting and audit related issues and in 2011, Steve was named Accounting Technician of the Year at the 2011 British Accountancy Awards.  In 2013, Steve was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to the Accountancy Profession award by the Association of International Accountants.

Steve’s technical knowledge was instrumental in Leavitt Walmsley Associates Ltd achieving the ACCA’s ‘Quality Checked’ mark of approval.  This is given to firms who can demonstrate a high standard of work and commitment to clients.  Steve’s files have also received ‘outstanding’ comments from highly experienced external audit file reviewers.