Peter is the president and a founder of Accounting Comes Alive, publishers of Colour Accounting™. He qualified as an accountant while working at KPMG in Sydney Australia after studying commerce at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
As an award-winning public speaker and experienced facilitator, he has presented workshops, seminars and talks to audiences at Citigroup, UBS, Morgan Stanley, Harvard and Wharton Business Schools, the Public Company Accounting & Oversight Board, the AICPA, the World Bank, many law firms and other organizations. He is a repeat speaker at the American Society of Training and Development’s International Conference and Expo, which is attended by over 8,000 training professionals each year.
Peter’s unusual skill comes from his combination of technical expertise in finance, accounting and business and his ability to communicate the subjects in an engaging, simple and stimulating manner. He brings the topics to life with real world examples and experience and relates them to the participants’ own lives.
Peter recently co-authored a book Accounting Comes Alive: The Colour Accounting™ Parable.
Colour Accounting™ is a new way to learn finance. Three dimensional tools and colour-coded diagrams bring balance sheets and income statements alive. Finance intimidates many people and the typical ‘Finance for non-financial managers’ is usually a pretty dry training course. Colour Accounting™ makes finance interesting, engaging and fun.