Patricia Stebbens

Partner, Audit, Assurance & Risk Consulting

KPMG Australia

Patricia is a senior partner with more than 15 years’ experience providing technical accounting and advisory services. She is one of KPMG's leading professionals in the area of accounting for structured transactions and financial instruments. Her clients include large financial services and industrial entities.

Patricia is responsible for identifying and resolving interpretative issues arising from the application of accounting standards on financial instruments and leases, including the newly issued AASB. She will be able to share insights on international and local interpretations and market practice gained from her experience.

Prior to taking this position at KPMG, Patricia was a Senior Project Director at the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) where she worked with board members of the US Financial Accounting Standards Board, International Accounting Standards Board and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants on major projects.

Patricia has also spent a number of years at a major Australian Bank as a key member of its group financial team.

  • Accounting standards
  • Adoption of IFRS
  • Expanded audit reporting
  • Financial Statement Audit
  • Financial instruments
  • Leases
  • Public Policy and Regulatory Change
  • Bachelor of Economics – Monash University

  • Masters of Applied Finance – Melbourne University

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • Chair of KPMG ASPAC Financial Instruments Topic Team

  • Member of KPMG Global Financial Instruments Technical Team

  • Part of KPMG Australia’s working group that develops provisioning methodology for financial institutions

  • Finance Committee Member of Aged Care (not-for-profit)

  • Treasurer of Arts Committee (school – not-for-profit)