Ralph Tiffin

Ralph Tiffin BSc, FCA, AMIMechE
Principal McLachlan + Tiffin Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditors
Principal Consultant, Tiffins.com Ltd

Ralph is principal of McLachlan+Tiffin, chartered accountants and statutory auditors. The practice focuses on audit, particularly of voluntary sector. The firm also supports clients with advisory work in areas such as introduction of budgeting, project appraisal IFRS, ethics and fraud prevention. As a professional consultant, Ralph has a wealth of experience with companies of all sizes in the UK, Asia and the Middle East. His firm and associated consultancy has many clients in the construction, manufacturing, engineering and retail sectors. Longstanding clients include telecoms, international food companies, manufacturers, ship owning and ship management companies.

With his background in engineering Ralph spends approx one third of his time lecturing on accounting topics, often related to engineering – project appraisal and management issues.

Ralph contributes to programmes with
• IMechE (The Institution of Mechanical Engineers – the hub for mechanical and process engineering professionals worldwide)
CCH (the leading provider of information services, software and workflow tools for tax, accounting, legal and business professionals)
• Institute Of Directors (IOD)
• The Institute of chartered accountants in England and Wales

Approx 16 weeks a year is spent on lecturing and consultancy on similar topics in the Middle and Far East.

He is author of a range of texts on financial management, IFRS project appraisal, accounting and auditing. All are texts aimed at understanding and the practical implementation of techniques for better business management.

Ralph is a public member of Network Rail – the UK rail infrastructure company. He is also a director of Claverhouse, a Dundee based charity that helps unemployed people back into work.

The Complete Guide to International Financial Reporting Standards

Books by this author:

Practical Techniques for Effective Project Investment Appraisal

Spending money on projects automatically necessitates an effective appraisal system – a way of telling if the correct decisions on investment have been made. Has your company got such a system?

The Complete Guide to International Financial Reporting Standards

The 3rd edition of this essential book gives a clear explanation of the principles of International Financial Reporting Standards and the accounting and disclosure requirements, and provides a clarification of practical problems of compliance.

The Finance and Accounting Desktop Guide

The new edition of this Desktop Guide provides a clear, practical guide to all aspects of accountancy, financial and business literacy. It includes changes to accounting standards and the move to IFRS and is packed with examples, checklists, summaries and special tips.

The Guide to International Financial Reporting Standards

Whether Finance Directors like it or not, IFRS and IAS are here and everybody involved in the financial running of a business – not just FD’s and accounts executives but other directors and professional advisors – have to be up to speed. This guide explains the principles of IAS and the accounting and disclosure agreements, and clarifies practical problems of compliance.