Who we are

Ashlynwood is a people-led company

We are a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and can undertake Accounting and Tax work, as well as provide operational support through co-source and outsourcing arrangements.

We offer a range of professional services delivered with a personal touch by developing long-term relationship. We help banks, charities, SMEs and individuals thrive.

ImaginativeSmart & Agile

Through continuing professional development (CPD) requirements of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), our people continually enhance their expertise in a fast-changing business environment and provide our clients with exceptional and efficient service.

Our Philosophy

To understand your business as if it were our own, ensuring that we give you the bespoke solution required to develop sustainable growth.

How can we help?

Beyond just Assurance

Our approach to providing assurance over internal controls is designed to address some of the most common issues that we see in Banking and Financial Service sector. By understanding the organisation in terms of how it is run; the strategic direction that it is pursuing and identifying potential risks within the controls environment, we can provide value added recommendations and guidance to our clients.

Ashish Patani FCA MSc



+44(0)7708 753 510


Ashish is a qualified Chartered Accountant with Investment Banking and Big 4 experience.

In his early career, at PWC and EY, Ashish led external and internal audit, risk, governance and regulatory reviews as well as assurance assignments for financial service companies, hedge funds and private equity firms, in UK and Europe. Ashish’s experience includes s166 reviews dealing with governance, credit and operational risks.

In 2009, Ashish moved to Citigroup where he managed the overall financial control operations for Fund Services EMEA, co-ordinating finance teams in UK, Europe and Internationally, while managing various stakeholders such as Operations, Technology, Compliance and Finance. With over 10 years’ combined experience of audit, assurance and investment banking, Ashish established Ashlynwood.

In addition, Ashish has extensive Charity experience having served as a Board Member to a not-for-profit International Trade Organisation as well as Trustee and Treasurer to a £20m+ net asset UK registered Charity and helped set-up Family Office Charity initiatives.

Ashish holds a First Class BSc(Hons) and a Masters in Investment Management from City University. Ashish is a member of the ICAEW.


Ashish Patani is a thoroughly professional Financial Services Specialist with an immense work ethic and outstanding approach to complex issues and challenges. I have known Ashish for over 10 years both as a trusted advisor & colleague. I highly recommend him for his specialist skills in Securities Services, Fund Accounting and Audit issues.

Ahmer Feroze, Tier 1 International Investment Bank

I enjoyed working with Ashish on various Financial Service Audit reviews. I found him very professional, efficient and focused in his approach to work.

Ramandeep Suri, Big 4 Firm

Ashlynwood undertook a review of our Organisation’s Governance and Structure. We found them very friendly and open, knowledgeable, insightful and professional. They offered us important insights into things that could be improved and the steps forward to do so. I view them as valued colleagues and would not hesitate to recommend them.

Prof Paul Gilbert PhD OBE, Founder and CEO, International Charity
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