Name: John Adcock
Firm Name: Moore Stephens
Country: Oman
Expertise: Assurance Services

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Professional Biography:

John has nearly 40 years experience in working in compliance, systems, management and financial consultancy. He is currently the Partner in charge of the Moore Stephens offices in Dubai and Oman. He provides direction and leadership in the consulting that the firm is engaged, and is Chairman of Moore Stephens Middle East. He has about 30 years Middle East experience, of which 25 have been in the Gulf region. He is therefore familiar with the regional business environment and economy and well positioned to ensure these are understood and taken into account.

With Moore Stephens and with the firm he had worked for previously for some 11 years (Ernst and Young), he has developed a wide range of expertise. He has expertise in a wide range of businesses including shipping, banking, industrial, construction, contracting, insurance, financial service companies, oil and gas and others. He is also experienced in systems consultancy, business strategy studies, business valuations, and in project consultancies (including coordinating specialized technical studies and assessing the commercial viability of the projects). He was also involved in dealing or advising the regional governments on privatization issues relating to agricultural, banking, port, and hotel institutions.

John has lead teams in compiling and advising on policies and procedures manuals for a wide range of companies, including shipping agents, ship management, and ship owning companies. The manuals covering a wide range of material including accounting, risk management, human resources, corporate governance, codes of conduct, operating, treasury, purchasing, corporate and customer relations etc.


Moore Stephens International Limited is a global accountancy and consultancy network with its headquarters in London.

Since Moore Stephens London was founded a century ago, Moore Stephens International Limited has grown to be one of the largest international accounting and consulting groups worldwide. Today the network comprises 626 offices in 108 countries throughout the world, incorporating 27,997 people and with fees of more than US$2.742 billion. You can be confident that we have the resources and capabilities to meet your needs.

Managing audits and dealing with multi-jurisdictional tax matters of multi-national operations is the core of our business. The scope of our global client management extends, therefore, beyond the delivery of compliance services to advising on international business structures and tax planning to minimise tax liabilities.