Dean Ardern


Technical Director

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Professional Background

Dean joined Pitcher Partners as a Technical Director in 2015, having previously worked in technical roles in both the private and public sectors.

Dean’s primary role as a Technical Director is to support assurance and advisory staff by providing technical support on complex accounting matters. In addition to his work with assurance and advisory staff, Dean works with a number of for profit and not-for-profit entities to implement effective and compliant reporting solutions. 

Before joining Pitcher Partners, Dean held the position of National Head of Technical Accounting Services with a large national network. Prior to this, Dean held a Project Manager position with the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB). During his time with the AASB, Dean was the responsible staff member for the AASB’s work on various financial accounting and reporting matters, including superannuation plans, intangible assets, employee benefits, insurance contracts, share- based payments, business combinations and government departments. 

Industry Experience

  • Financial accounting and reporting
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Publications

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics (Honours) (La Trobe University)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (La Trobe University)
  • Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA)

Articles Published

Changes to impairment testing rules for not-for-profits

14th March 2018

Dean Ardern

.. What’s changed? Under AASB 136, an entity is required to assess the recoverability of its assets and to recognise an impairment loss if an a...

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