Bob Jacobs is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Liquidator, Forensic Investigator and Restructuring Specialist. His accounting career started in 1981 with ASIC where he led the investigation into the collapse of Rothwells Ltd and WA Inc. including the Burswood Casino cost overruns. The results of these investigations lead to the prosecution of directors and officers of these companies.
From 1989 -2006 he held the position of director at insolvency firm Ferrier Hodgson, handling the administration of Harvey Beef, the Anaconda Scheme of Arrangement and the successful implementation of the WA Pines Scheme of Arrangement.
In 2006 he relocated to India and as founding and Managing Partner to open and establish a corporate advisory firm in Mumbai with Ferrier Hodgson. During his time in India he was successful in winning corporate and transactional assignments, as well as acting as representative on government and professional committees dealing with corporate restructuring matters.
In 2010 he returned to Perth to undertake consulting work with HLB Mann Judd. He briefly joined Jirsch Sutherland as its WA representative before its merger with WA Insolvency Solutions. In 2015 he established a new firm Auxilium Partners.