Bruce Debenham

Director, Banking & Finance

Bruce Debenham

Bruce Debenham is the Director of Perks Banking and Finance, our business division dedicated to providing banking and finance solutions to our clients. He is a seasoned finance professional with over thirty years’ experience in banking, risk management and consulting.

Bruce Debenham

About Bruce .

Bruce Debenham is the Director of Perks Banking and Finance, our business division dedicated to providing banking and finance solutions to our clients. He is a seasoned finance professional with over thirty years’ experience in banking, risk management and consulting.

Bruce has held senior leadership positions at NAB and Rural Bank and has worked for two Big 4 accounting practices. His experience spans various industries including property development, manufacturing, agribusiness, healthcare, retail and transport. Over the course of his career, Bruce has been able to apply his experience and varied skills to provide well balanced options and financial solutions to his clients.

Since joining Perks Bruce has developed a unique service offering as an expert witness, focusing on banking and finance and formal insolvency. His ‘hands on’ approach has seen him develop strong relationships with clients and business partners, which has allowed him to gain an intimate knowledge of his clients’ businesses.

Bruce is able to assist clients with the preparation of loan submissions, debt structuring, sourcing funding, reviewing existing finance arrangements, working capital management and negotiations with financiers. Bruce is also able to provide advice in terms of risk management and specifically, turnaround and restructuring advice outside of formal insolvency.

Bruce also has a unique service offering as an expert witness, focusing on banking and finance and formal insolvency and has been asked to act on over a dozen matters in the past four years. Never satisfied with the status quo, Bruce continuously strives to find more efficient ways of doing things, whether it’s for his clients or within the Perks business. He enjoys the comradery, collaboration and warmth within the Perks team, which is extended to clients through a relationship-driven delivery of technical expertise and cutting edge advice.

Qualifications & Associations:

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales
  • Councillor, CA ANZ Council
  • Regional Councillor, CA ANZ, Regional Council SA/NT
  • SA/NT Representative, Regional and Rural Advisory Committee, CA ANZ
  • Committee Member, Audit and Risk Committee, Operation Flinders
  • Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member, Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Management & Administrative Studies

Specialisations:

  • Business Advisory
  • Family Business

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  • FBEA - Winner 2017
  • SMSF and Account Awards 2017 - Finalist
  • SMSF and Account Awards 2018- Winner
  • Australian Account Awards - Finalist 2018
  • Xero Platinum Partner
  • Adaptive Insights
  • LEA Global
  • Xero Accounting Partner of the Year Australia