Accounting and consulting Baker Tilly has appointed Jim Muir as Head of its UK Financial Services industry practice. Muir has an extensive track record in the industry, and previously worked for several consulting firms including KPMG and BearingPoint.
Jim Muir has nearly 30 years of working experience, in areas such as audit, risk management, tax and regulatory compliance as well as consulting on business performance improvement. After graduating from the University of Glasgow, Muir spent the first 15 years of his career with several firms, including among others Peat Marwick, construction company Kelvin Homes and John Scott and Partners. In 1999 he joined KPMG Consulting – which in 2002 became BearingPoint – where he spent eight years. In his last role he was responsible for the Insurance Practice, leading a team of 75 across the UK.
In August 2007 Muir left the European-based consulting firm, and subsequently worked a period for Catalise, a consultancy specialised in programme portfolio management, and Navigant Consulting, where he served as Head of the Retail Banking unit. The past six years he worked for AutoRek and API Software, IT- and software providers that operate in the financial services ecosystem. Recently, Muir has decided to return into consulting – at Baker Tilly he has been appointed as Head of Financial Services industry. In his new role, he will support UK businesses within the financial services sector and work closely with firms from international clients within member firm RSM.
“Businesses within the financial services sector face an increasingly competitive, complex and challenging business environment, with day-to-day demands of increased regulation and the pressure of ongoing regulatory challenges. It’s crucial that these businesses seek out the best advice and guidance, and I’m delighted that we’re able to offer them a range of practical and commercial solutions to help them avoid any serious pitfalls,” comments Muir on his new challenge.