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Talis Karklins

Partner  |  Statutory Auditor

Mg. oec. |  FCCA

Banking Institution of Higher Education (Riga, Latvia), Professional Master’s Degree in Finance Management

Banking Institution of Higher Education (Riga, Latvia), Diploma of Higher Professional Education, Higher Qualification in Economics


​2002 - 2004

1998 - 2002

PKF Latvia, ( a member of PKF International Limited Network of Accounting Firms (

Audit Partner, Certified Auditor and Board Member
Outsourced Finance Director, leadership over finance outsource and business support division  

Statutory Audits and Consultancy

Partner on statutory audits, negotiations on bids and engagements, relationship management, risk assessment, audit strategy direction, supervision and staff management, quality assurance, performance tracking, management consultancy, group reporting, staff performance evaluation and training
Outsourced Finance Director and Management Accountant
Long-term and short-term financial planning, business decision support, budgeting & cash flow forecasting, tax planning, liaison with banks, Revenue Service, auditors and legal advisers, management reporting, reporting systems and controls, performance tracking and monitoring

Audit Assistant to Audit Manager, accounting services and tax compliance, EU grant audits

Industries: Retail and wholesale, construction, real estate, manufacturing, transport and logistics, pharmacy, financial services and different ranges of other services.

Finance Back-Office Service Provider

PKF (UK) LLP, London General Practice, Audit & Advisory

Senior Business Advisor, Auditor
Business Advisor, Auditor
Industries: Financial services, IT & professional services, hotels, real estate, construction, charities 

​My role switched to BDO following the strategic merger between PKF (UK) LLP and BDO LLP

2000 - 2010

​2007 - 2010

2000 - 2007

2011- 2013

2013 - 2014 

​2013- 2014

BDO LLP, London Audit Group, financial services sector (

Assistant Manager, Financial Services Auditor
Senior Business Advisor, Financial Services Auditor

Industries: Financial services (Investment firms, Venture Capital Trusts, CASS regulatory audits and consultancy), hotels, real estate, professional services, exploration and mining, IFRS and UK GAAP reporting

Talis Karklins Limited, Statutory and CASS regulatory auditor, Partner

CASS regulatory audits and CASS consultancy for the FCA regulated Investment firms and asset managers, Statutory audits; main specialist area - Financial Services, including investment firms, asset managers and investment funds.

In recent years Talis has carried out a number of CASS compliance consultancy projects and CASS reasonable assurance audits in respect of the Investment firms and asset managers, P2P lender and was also part of the S166 investigation team. Talis has helped with CASS advice pre and post FCA visits, helped to identify CASS compliance gaps in respect of CASS systems and controls, client money reconciliation design and processes, platform design, CASS governance and oversight, as well as supported the firms in CASS breach remediation and communication with the FCA.

Languages – English, Latvian, Russian

​2014 - Present 

ACCA  registered statutory auditor (UK) (

Certified Auditor (Latvia), Member of Association of Certified Auditors of Latvia 


Talis Karklins Curriculum Vitae
Qualifications and Memberships ​

Talis Karklins Limited

​Statutory & CASS Regulatory Audits | CASS consultancy