Chief Accounting Officer
Charles Utley is Chief Accounting Officer with responsibility for Burford’s accounting policy and financial reporting. Mr. Utley brings over 20 years of experience in the interpretation and application of accounting standards within the financial sector.
Prior to joining Burford, Mr. Utley was a Managing Director at Barclays, where he spent 11 years in a variety of senior accounting roles. He led the technical accounting and product control teams at Barclays, overseeing the firm’s legacy assets that were impacted by the financial crisis, including structured products, private equity and real estate. Before Barclays, Mr. Utley spent eight years at PwC, rising to the level of Director, with a particular focus on the development and implementation of commercial solutions to complex accounting issues arising from the development of new products or the adoption of new accounting standards.
Mr. Utley earned his degree from the Bradford University School of Management and is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.