Alan is the Head of Financial Instruments Reporting within Grant Thornton in the UK. Alan operates within National Assurance Services, which is the firm's national unit responsible for technical expertise in financial reporting and auditing. Alan is a specialist in financial reporting in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Alan has particular responsibility for the accounting for financial instruments where he performs the lead specialist role. Alan has significant experience in financial instrument accounting, dealing with a large number of complex issues such as financial liability versus equity classification, accounting implications of complex financing structures, complex derivatives and embedded derivatives accounting, debt restructuring and hedge accounting.