Jane Ritchard has nearly 30 years’ experience as an accounting professional. Jane spent over three years as CFO of Curwoods Lawyers and is now Finance Manager at Wotton + Kearney after completing a one-year contract with Clayton Utz. Prior to Curwoods, when not travelling, working in the UK or doing contract work, Jane spent 12 years working on and off at Deloitte, progressing from office junior to auditor, to small business practitioner and then to internal finance manager and consultant. The recent focus of her work has been on practice management systems and finance processes. This has involved analysing and streamlining workflows and ensuring the firm’s practice management system provides key information to the business for optimal decision making. Jane has been involved in several successful system implementations, along with the associated training documentation and delivery.

Jane is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and recently completed the Institute of Company Director’s course and is now a graduate member, with one not-for-profit directorship. She is also an active member of the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association, sitting on the NSW Branch Committee.