Lane, Ross


  London, England
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Ross is a General Practice Partner and works with large companies and SMEs, including those which are listed and privately owned, to provide audit, accounts and outsourcing advice. He has particular expertise in technical accounting standards, including IFRS and UK GAAP. Ross has a dynamic and ambitious approach to advising clients, suiting many of the start-up businesses he works with and particularly those in the FinTech sector - one of his specialist areas. He also has experience of advising clients operating in the technology, retail, transport, logistics, leisure & hospitality, media and broadcasting industries, as well as a strong interest in agriculture.

Ross is also part of Mercer & Hole’s Corporate Advisory team and has expertise in providing Financial Due Diligence for a variety of companies, with a particular focus on leisure amongst various other industries. He also enjoys getting businesses ready for sale in the medium term and preparing them for the journey ahead.

With experience gained in both practice and industry, Ross is able to offer clients insightful and commercially focused advice, coupled with technical expertise.  Working with our private client team in St Albans, he particularly enjoys helping local families plan for succession both from a commercial and tax planning perspective. 

Ross originally trained with KPMG and spent over 12 years with the firm. During this time, he worked with a wide range of audit clients, assisting many of them not only with their annual audits but also with transaction services engagements, including mergers & acquisitions and stock market transactions. Ross spent the next five years as the Group Financial Controller of a market leading FTSE 250 Group, overseeing the internal and external financial reporting process, implementation of a global finance system as well as leading and developing the wider Group Finance function. Ross joined Mercer & Hole as a partner in 2015.

Having spent time living and working in France and Denmark, Ross now lives in Hertfordshire with his young family. He has a keen interest in sport, particularly golf, skiing and football. Ross has a strong interest in Corporate Responsibility and has completed three marathons, raising significant funds for good causes.