Jude Lau

Jude Lau

Partner

Audit & Assurance, Corporate Advisory

+61 3 9606 3888

P: +61 3 9606 3888

+61 3 9606 3800

F: +61 3 9606 3800

jlau@hlbvic.com.aujlau@hlbvic.com.au
Jude Lau possesses significant experience in providing quality audit and assurance services. He is a passionate and an accomplished practitioner with a strong reputation for delivering tailored, personalised service and practical solutions, and is highly regarded for his hands-on approach and his willingness to provide plain-spoken and independent advice.
 
He has previously spent time with the Victorian Auditor General’s Office, a role that required a stringent and proactive approach which he has continued to demonstrate since joining HLB Mann Judd in 1999.
 
Jude’s rigorous and thorough approach to his work was recognised when he undertook a HR due diligence review on behalf of the Victorian Department of Infrastructure, in relation to the refranchising of the M>Train and M>Tram public transport services under the Bracks Government. This was a highly complex task with additional political complexities and sensitivities, which benefited from Jude’s solutions-based approach that focused on identifying practical and achievable outcomes.
 
Jude's client base includes private and public groups, including work for not-for-profit organisations.  In particular, Jude undertakes a range of professional assignments including external audits, due diligence related to IPO work and corporate governance reviews.  He also prepares statutory financial statements for several large private and ASX-listed groups.  In recent times, he has developed a niche in IPO related engagements and is currently working on a number of IPO briefs.
 
Voluntary work
Financial Advisor – Ethnic Communities’ Council of Australia 2008 - 2014

Expertise and Specialisation

ASX Listed
Private owner-operated businesses
Aged care, health and community services

 

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelor of Business in Accountancy (Distinction) - RMIT
Registered Company Auditor
Fellow, CPA Australia
Member, Institute of Internal Auditors Australia
Affiliate Member, Chartered Accountants in ANZ (CAANZ)
Committee Member CPA Australia Public Practice Committee (Vic Division) 2005 - 2012
Committee Member CPA Australia Public Practice Advisory Committee 2007 - 2012
Committee Member CPA Australia Centre of Excellence - External Department