By developing strong business relationships and being agile, adaptable and technically sound, I am able to assess and appropriately consider the issues that face our clients when providing advice or undertaking an assignment.

James Best
Business Recovery and Insolvency Senior Manager

James Best

Senior Manager

James is a Senior Manager in the Business Recovery and Insolvency team, based in the PKF Melbourne office.

He has more than 10 years of recovery & reorganisation experience spanning multiple industries. James’ approach is about developing a comprehensive understanding of his client’s business and the environment they operate in. The first step in achieving this understanding is building a trustworthy business relationship: “by developing strong business relationships and being agile, adaptable and technically sound, I am able to assess and appropriately consider the issues that face our clients when providing advice or undertaking an assignment.”

James has extensive technical knowledge of insolvency law, and experience in reviewing the technical and operational abilities of entities, restructuring, asset realisation and conducting investigations.

His vast technical proficiency has extended his experience to managing voluntary administrations, liquidations, receiverships and informal workouts.

Recent examples of work include:
  • Trading companies in industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, recreation, aviation, healthcare, retail / wholesale, transport / warehousing and construction
  • Restructuring organisations and undertaking asset realisation programs, including negotiating going concern sales
  • Monitoring facilities on behalf of financiers, including discharging and reducing exposure.
  • Detailed investigations, public examinations and recovery actions under a range of insolvency administrations
Qualifications and memberships:
  • Professional Member of Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association
  • Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDipCA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) (Accounting and Finance), University of Melbourne​

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