Large Corporates. Medium to Large Businesses.  


Joint Venture Audit. Contract Audit. Due Diligence. Energy Transition Work.  


Exploration & Production. Energy. Oil & Gas. Renewable.  


Graeme Robertson is Director in our Audit team. He specialises in Joint Venture and Contract Audit, primarily for companies in the Exploration and Production space but also for other large energy companies.  

Working from our Aberdeen office, Graeme has conducted audits both in the UK and overseas, leading projects that have resulted in significant cost savings and returns for his clients. He’s a self-confessed people person who loves nothing better than building networks and doing his bit to grow our business.  


“I’ve always worked with openness and transparency. And I think what you give to your clients, you expect back from your clients. If you set out the ground rules that way from day one, it helps all parties. I treat every audit as a project – right from the planning stage, through the reporting and closing. I never go into audits thinking this will be just the same as the last one, or the same as the next one. And that’s what makes my job so enjoyable.

Auditors are not here to trip you up and catch you out. I like to see us as business partners who can add value to what our clients do. We’re here to look at how things can be done better, done differently. In some respects, it’s like offering free independent consultancy as well as delivering the audit deliverables.”  


“I think we’re very much trying to break the mould at AAB. We are a bit different, a bit disruptive and I think that’s good. I like to question and challenge, and I’m a firm believer that just because something’s been done that way before, doesn’t mean it’s the way it should always be done. I’m always looking for opportunities to improve, add value, and make a difference. And I think the steady-state can work, change is important too.” 


“I think honesty is one of my greatest strengths. I’m quite happy to put my head above the parapet. To challenge or say no. I think people respect that I’ll always bring that straight-talking view. I’ve been working in the energy industry for over 20 years, so I know how it works and keep abreast of the ever-changing landscape. I know a lot of people and that’s invaluable in helping me build my networks. I can bring a lot of business into the firm because of that.” 


“If there’s a job to do, I just want to get on and do it. That’s my mantra. Get on with it and finish it. It’s human nature to like good feedback but constructive criticism works for me too. I can take it on the chin, learn from it, move on and be better. But for me, the greatest compliment I could ever receive is when clients come back with more work. When they’re happy to keep working with me and engage year in, year out. It doesn’t get better than that.” 

  • Commercially driven tax and financial advice provided by people who understand my business and who care about its success. A dedicated partner led team of real advisors with real commercial focus.

    Derek Smith, Maritime Developments Limited

  • Having AAB as our business partners gives me peace of mind as they listen, participate and work with us to ensure our goals are achieved.

    Gillian Irvine, NorDan

  • AAB deliver on time, every time and respond promptly to my queries and needs. I would, and have, recommended AAB to businesses who have since joined them.

    Graham Mackie, Dales Engineering Services Limited

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  1. Blog6th Mar 2023

    Graeme Robertson, Joint Venture & Contract Audit Director

    The challenge the energy transition presents

    Our frontier regions of the UKCS are experiencing real challenges in respect to the Energy Transition. We as a nation and as an economy must be careful what we wish for in terms of ensuring energy security, stable pricing, meeting…

    By Graeme Robertson

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