Brian O'Donovan

Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader

KPMG International

Brian is KPMG’s Global IFRS and Corporate Reporting Leader. Brian leads KPMG’s network of IFRS specialists around the world, who together provide support to KPMG’s clients in implementing and applying International Financial Reporting Standards.

As part of this role, he leads the team of professionals at KPMG’s International Standards Group who have overall responsibility for:

  • consulting with KPMG’s member firms about client-specific technical accounting issues;
  • promoting consistency of interpretation of IFRS between KPMG’s member firms;
  • identifying emerging issues; and
  • developing global guidance on a timely basis.

Brian chairs KPMG’s Global IFRS Panel, whose remit is to formulate KPMG's international policies on IFRS issues, and to consult with – and represent the views of – the KPMG network in response to IASB exposure drafts and discussion papers.

Brian is a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee (the IFRIC), which works with the International Accounting Standards Board in supporting the application of IFRS Accounting Standards.

  • MSc Science, Technology and Industrialisation, University of Sussex

  • BSc (Hons) Physics, University of Manchester

  • ACA, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

  • Member of IASB/FASB Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition (TRG)