Andrea Cole, CFO

London, U.K.

Andrea Cole has been working with Cleveland & Co for several years and joined the firm as the Chief Financial Officer in 2021. With over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, Andrea has significant audit, advisory, regulatory and transaction experience, primarily in the financial services sector. Her breadth of experience across a range of industry sectors and varying business sizes, from start- ups to owner managed businesses to global companies, makes her a great addition to the team.

When Andrea is not ensuring that Cleveland & Co’s finances are in order, she is spending quality time with her family and dog in Devon and Cornwall or at home renovating her house. Andrea is also Treasurer for two not for profit organisations. 

Expertise

Andrea has developed a variety of skills namely in relation to:

  • Audit
  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Financial regulation
  • Financial reporting
  • Forecasting
  • HR
  • Internal control processes

Experience

  • Andrea has held senior roles in Finance, HR and Compliance. She spent over 17 years at KPMG, where she held roles such as the regional director responsible for HSBC Latin America and being the COO for KPMG’s Financial Sector Audit and Advisory practice – gaining a wealth of experience including working with global brands such as HSBC, Lloyds and Citigroup.

Professional Appointments/Memberships

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Qualifications & Courses

  • BA Hons History 1 st class (University of Warwick)
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant

Andrea Cole has been working with Cleveland & Co for several years and joined the firm as the Chief Financial Officer in 2021. With over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant, Andrea has significant audit, advisory, regulatory and transaction experience, primarily in the financial services sector. Her breadth of experience across a range of industry sectors and varying business sizes, from start- ups to owner managed businesses to global companies, makes her a great addition to the team.

When Andrea is not ensuring that Cleveland & Co’s finances are in order, she is spending quality time with her family and dog in Devon and Cornwall or at home renovating her house. Andrea is also Treasurer for two not for profit organisations. 

Expertise

Andrea has developed a variety of skills namely in relation to:

  • Audit
  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Financial regulation
  • Financial reporting
  • Forecasting
  • HR
  • Internal control processes

Experience

  • Andrea has held senior roles in Finance, HR and Compliance. She spent over 17 years at KPMG, where she held roles such as the regional director responsible for HSBC Latin America and being the COO for KPMG’s Financial Sector Audit and Advisory practice – gaining a wealth of experience including working with global brands such as HSBC, Lloyds and Citigroup.

Professional Appointments/Memberships

  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

Qualifications & Courses

  • BA Hons History 1 st class (University of Warwick)
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant

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