Name: John S. Bain
Firm Name: UHY Bain & Associates, Chartered Accountants
Country: Bahamas
Expertise: Accounting Services


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Professional Biography:

John Bain is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in the Bahamas on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details listed above.

John earned a Ph.D. in Business Administration (specialty – Computers and Information Security) from Northcentral University, Arizona (United States of America). He is an FCCA (Fellow, United Kingdom Chartered Certified Accountant), and has an MBA in Finance from Alliance Manchester Business School and the University of Whales, United Kingdom.

He holds Diplomate status with the American Board of Certified Forensic Examiners. He is also a MAFF (Master Analyst in Financial Forensics) sponsored by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, a CMA (United States Certified in Management Accounting), sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants, a CFM (United States Certified in Financial Management) sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants, a CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a CSAR (Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery), sponsored by the International Association of Asset Recovery. He is a member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL), sponsored by INSOL International, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is also a licensed Public Accountant and Insolvency Practitioner by the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants.

John has more than 33 years of post-qualification experience in auditing, beginning at Ernst and Young, and the Forensic and Litigation Partner with HLB Galanis Bain, a member of the Forum of Firms International Accounting Network.

He is proficient in investigative accounting, risk assessments, systems analysis, computer auditing, data science, data analytics, digital strategies, and advising large and medium-sized law firms and companies. He has extensive experience in forensic accounting, computer security, business litigation, fraud investigations, insolvencies and bankruptcies, calculation of economic damages, and business valuations.

His experiences include providing attest and consulting services to both public and privately held companies. These companies range in size, from start-ups to hundreds of millions in revenues.

He is a member of UHY’s Special Interest Group on Auditing and is certified by the ACCA in International Auditing. John is also an Adjunct Professor in Advanced Accounting and Accounting Information Systems at the University of The Bahamas.

He is the founder of UHY Bain and Associates (UHY is a member of the Forum of Firms), and has served in many client-facing management and leadership roles. He works closely with his clients as a quality resource, coordinating the services of UHY- Bain and Associates to deliver timely and proactive advice.

John’s experience includes five years with a Big Four firm. John has considerable financial services experience, including having served as a CFO of two substantial publicly traded financial services institutions, Lloyds (TSA) Bank and Trust, and the National Bank of Canada.

He is the partner in charge of business development and served as a Board member in both public institutions and a not-for-profit charity.

John Bain has assisted attorneys in litigation matters, and has worked with most of the QCs in The Bahamas in matters including Economic Damages, Business Valuations, Insolvencies, Partnership disputes, Shareholder Disputes, and Forensic examinations, including Fraud, Receivership, and Liquidations. He also worked with renowned British QC Edward Fitzgerald on a matter taking place in a United Kingdom overseas territory.

Firm Overview:

UHY Bain and Associates is a part of UHY International, a global network providing audit, accounting, tax, forensics, data analytics, litigation support, and business consultancy services worldwide. The Firm was started in 2010 in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The network offers an exceptional competitive advantage–national capabilities, attentive personal services, and a presence across major business centres globally.

UHY professionals pride themselves on their abilities to combine local knowledge with national, regional, and international expertise.

This Firm can help your business compete effectively locally, internationally, or cross-border. Our client receives Big Four experiences from a smaller, nimbler firm of talented accountants.

Our customers are guaranteed a high-quality professional standard through UHY’s membership to the Forum of Firms. Our work is peer reviewed through both the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the UHY network.

UHY Bain and Associates is a multi-disciplinary firm of professional services with over 40 years of experience providing tailor-made solutions to our clients.

UHY International is currently amongst the top 15 leading firms internationally of professional services.

Internationally, through our global network UHY, we have access to offices in 325 business centres in 100 countries, and 8,750 professionals. UHY allows us to help you achieve your business objectives effectively and seamlessly around the world.

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