While many fintechs describe themselves as technology companys first and financial service companys second, theres no doubt that the backdrop of financial services is one that comes with heavy regulation. To remain competitive, fintechs must develop innovative financial products and services, harness new technology and navigate the changing regulatory landscape.

This requires advice that helps them meet the challenges of leveraging technology and innovation of financial products. At BDO, we are motivated to support and play a part in the future of financial services.

We are a cohesive team covering audit and assurance, tax, cyber-security, governance, risk management, internal audit, compliance, regulatory advice, corporate finance and people advisory. We will guide you through the demanding regulatory environment that typifies the market as well as helping you with any other business challenges you face.

We are experienced and passionate about working with entrepreneurially-spirited and growing businesses that are disrupting their markets. This experience gives us an understanding of the issues that are common for Fintech businesses such as managing rapid growth and developing an international approach from the start.

Our team can help you with:

  • Audit and tax support
  • End to end business services to drive your back office
  • Legal compliance advice
  • Preparation with listing and capital raising
  • People and technology advisory

Main points of contact

Tim Aman Partner; BDO National Financial Services Lead and BDO Global Fintech Leader

Tim is a Partner at BDO Australia, providing audit and assurance services to the financial services industry, including wealth and funds management, superannuation, retail and investment banking, leasing and insurance.

With a career spanning over 27 years, Tim is a recognised expert with deep understanding of the financial sectors emerging challenges and technological influences. He advises on numerous organisational approaches in an increasingly complex regulatory environment and is dedicated to helping the startup community and established providers navigate the growing global fintech market.

He harnesses his knowledge to provide strategic direction for BDO – appointed prominently as leader to BDOs National Financial Services and Global Fintech groups.

Sebastian Stevens Partner-in-charge of BDO Sydneys Advisory Group and Lead Partner of the corporate finance team; BDO National technology, Media and Telecommunications Group Lead.

Sebastian is a Partner at BDO Australia, providing corporate finance advice for both publicly listed and private companies, with a significant global aspect. Sebastian works across a range of industries; notably in real estate and construction, telecommunications, media and technology, finance and investment, private equity and recruitment.

With over 25 years experience, Sebastian assists clients in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, Independent limited assurance reports for IPOs, valuations, Independent experts reports and financial modelling.

Sebastian regularly contributes to the growth of fintechs at each stage of their lifecycle – both locally and internationally – presenting at conferences, running seminars and as committee member to a number of global and national groups. He is also an author of BDOs Technology M&A highlights publication for the APAC region.

For more information on how BDO Australia can assist the Financial Services Sector, visit our website