We are focused on our clients’ goals and creating the future with them.
HLB Berman Fisher is a member of HLB International; a world-wide network of independent accounting firms and business advisors. An audit, accounting and consulting ﬁrm like no other, HLB Berman Fisher combines Big Four audit experience with boutique customer service to deliver ﬁnancial solutions that your business needs. Bringing together a team of ﬁnancial experts from around the world, HLB Berman Fisher has the experts you can trust to focus on your audit accounting and bookkeeping needs, allowing you the time you need to focus on growing your business.
Our mission is to help entrepreneurs and organizations focus on their core business and talents by providing them with high quality audit and accounting services, giving them the freedom to focus on the things that are the most important to their business success. We will achieve this mission by eliminating the money spent by owners managing business systems and processes and by providing them with accurate information to help them succeed.
OUR TEAM. YOUR EXPERTS.
We only bring in the best people to ensure that you have access to professional and sound financial advice at any time. When you are an HLB Berman Fisher client, our team becomes your team, so take a minute to get to know the people you trust with your audit and accounting needs.
We are proud of the culture we have fostered amongst our team. We are more than just numbers people; we are focused on building relationships with our clients, regardless of size. We are here to help you succeed at every stage of your company’s lifecycle.
JEFF KELLY CPA, CA, CFA
Jeff Kelly is the Managing Partner of HLB Berman Fisher. He has more than 17 years of experience in auditing, financial reporting, accounting and finance, including more than 14 years in the Cayman Islands captive insurance industry.
He began his career with KPMG in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, servicing clients in various industries, before moving to PwC Cayman Islands as an audit manager specializing in captive insurance audits.
After a period of five years with PwC Cayman, Jeff joined Captive Management Initiatives, Ltd. (a Cayman Islands captive insurance manager) as a Director, providing captive management and consulting services to various clients. Most recently Jeff was an Executive Audit Director with RSM Cayman Ltd. where he served as Insurance Practice Leader as well as the Head of Audit and Assurance
Jeff is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) with the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Public Accountants (“CIIPA”) and a CFA charterholder. Jeff holds a Public Practitioners License with CIIPA.
Jeff’s love of the Cayman Islands community, combined with his love of animals, is what brought him to serve as the Treasurer on the Cayman Islands Humane Society Board.
ARTHUR DZAGHGOUNI CA, CPA, CFA, ACC. Dir.
Arthur started his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada and, prior to joining Berman Fisher, was the Global Chief Financial Officer of MaplesFS, a global provider of specialized fiduciary, corporate and fund services.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder with over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Arthur is a long time practitioner of value investing and has owned and operated a number of businesses in various sectors. He is past-President of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands, former Treasurer of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands and sits on the council of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA). Arthur is also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Cayman Islands Directors Association and the Cayman Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association. He is fluent in English, French & Armenian.
LAUREN CHRISTIE ACA, CPI, CFA
Lauren started her career in 2005 with KPMG Audit in London. She moved to the Cayman Islands in 2008 where she specializes in financial services. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and holds the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency and has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry.
Lauren is a board member of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands, a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW).
MICHELLE LAMONT CPA, CA
Michelle started her career with Sobeys Inc. in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she went through the academic and work experience requirements to obtain her designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA). She then moved on to work as a Financial Analyst with Crombie REIT for two years before moving to the Cayman Islands to join the team at HLB Berman Fisher.
Michelle’s eight years of experience in the financial services industry, includes Corporate Accounting and Compliance, as well as Real Estate Investment Trust experience.
Michelle is a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), as well as the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA).
PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT (SA)
Maryke started her career at Moore Stephens Management Services in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2012 after qualifying with a B.Com Management Accounting degree from the University of Stellebosch.
After completing the necessary academic and practical requirements, she obtained her designation as Professional Accountant (SA). She stayed on with Moore Stephens for another year as manager and then decided to take a leap of faith and move to the Cayman Islands to join the HLB Berman Fisher team.
Maryke is a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants as well as the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.