Jon Houghton

Jon Houghton

  • Manager | Audit & Assurance
  • Melbourne
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Jon has more than five years of experience and has been moving fast up the ranks at BG Private. He started out as a Graduate Accountant in 2018 before transitioning to our Audit & Assurance division in 2020. He left BG Private to join Specsavers for 18 months where he held a Management Accounting role. This entailed accounting for a portfolio of 70 retail stores across New South Wales, giving Jon some keen commercial insights. He returned to BG Private in his new role as Manager in 2024.

Jon is highly detail oriented and experienced at interpreting and applying accounting standards. He has particular experience in audit and assurance assignment for not-for-profits, insurance brokers, importers and trusts.

Jon has the ability to communicate accounting standards clearly so that clients can understand the rationale behind why certain recommendation are being made. He has a commercial mindset during audit engagements, and prioritises working closely with clients to help them achieve improvements in their business practices.

He is an open communicator, and clients value that he is available to help whenever needed.

Jon also helps oversee a team of auditors and coordinates audit engagements. He is committed to upskilling up-and-coming auditors within the team and working with them to develop their careers.

In his spare time, he supports Geelong, and you’ll regularly find him bouldering, rock climbing or playing volleyball.


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance)


  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)

Highly regarded in

  • External audit
  • SMSF audits
  • Trust account audits
  • Application of Australian accounting standards
  • Financial reporting


  • Not-for-profit audits
  • AFSL audit and compliance
  • Insurance brokers
  • Importers
  • Trusts