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