Shawn has worked extensively with a number of cemeteries, both NSW and interstate, to assist with cemetery cost recovery.

His presentation will cover:

  • Garden Development Costs – for a basic versus feature garden.

  • Site maintenance - What a burial sites costs to maintain over 50 years and 99 years including staff, machinery and overhead cost.

  • Cost of interment - What it actually costs to dig a grave while considering depth and soil composition.

A Senior Manager within the BDO Advisory team, Shawn has been providing business consulting services and undertaking financial reviews for over 15 years.

Shawn has extensive expertise in the financial and economic analysis of both public and private sector organisations.  His experience spans a wide variety of industries including Cemeteries and crematoriums, Government services, local council, utility providers, agriculture, health, banking and finance.

As an expert user of spreadsheet and database tools, Shawn specialises in the design and development of professional complex financial / pricing and costing models including DCF (Discounted Cash Flow) utilising NPV (Net Present Value) and IRR (Internal Rate of Return), budget impact statements, economic assessments, ABC (Activity Based Costing), whole of life costing, scenario and sensitivity analysis.


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