Accounting and advisory firms Moore Stephens, Smith & Williamson, MHA MacIntyre Hudson, UHY Hacker Young and Jeffreys Henry have in recent weeks made several partner appointments.
Moore Stephens hired Lee Causer from AlixPartners, where he was a Director. Causer has around 20 years of experience in the consulting industry. Between 2002 and 2006 he worked at EY, he then moved to Kroll, which subsequently became Zolfo Cooper in November 2008. In 2008 - 2009 Causer undertook a secondment at Halifax Bank of Scotland at the height of the financial crisis, where he worked in the bank’s high risk team dealing with distressed customers whose loans were at risk of default. After AlixPartners acquired Zolfo Cooper in February last year, Causer moved over to the global US-headquartered consulting firm.
Per the 1st of July Causer has joined Moore Stephens – one of UK’s top 10 accounting companies – where he has been named a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office. He brings extensive experience with him in corporate restructuring in the Midlands, particularly in the leisure, healthcare, sport and real estate and construction sectors.
Commenting on the appointment, Jeremy Willmont, head of Restructuring & Insolvency at Moore Stephens, says he is delighted to welcome Causer, adding “Strengthening the restructuring and insolvency practice at our Birmingham office is a key part of our national growth strategy. Lee brings many years of high-level experience to the team and has a detailed understanding of how lenders approach restructuring.”
Accountancy, investment management, tax and consulting group Smith & Williamson has made four partner promotions. Tim Adams, who is a founding member of Smith & Williamson’s entrepreneurs group, has been promoted to partner within the assurance and business services division. Adams specialises in providing commercial, financial and strategic advice, as well as audit and accountancy services. Luke Brooks specialises in advising partners in law firms, sports people and entrepreneurs on their financial planning needs.
Rebecca Shepherd, has been promoted to partner of Smith & Williamson’s Investment Management business – she manages a broad selection of investment portfolios for both large as well as SME clients. Chris Springett has been promoted to partner within the private client tax services team.
MHA MacIntyre Hudson, a top 20 accountancy firm in the UK by revenues, has named Justin Moss a partner in its High Wycombe office. Moss – a chartered accountant – joined the business advisory in 2009 as a graduate trainee and has steadily grown through the ranks. He specialises in corporate finance, helping clients with fund raisings, acquisitions and disposals, business valuations, share ownership structures and financial due diligence during deals. Moss is part of MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s corporate finance team, and works alongside Cameron Cook, head of transaction services, on transactions and valuations. In the role, he in addition support the firm’s lead advisory teams based in London, Milton Keynes & Leicester.
“Justin’s appointment recognises his outstanding contribution to the firm over the past seven years”, says Cook.
UHY Hacker Young has named Chris Smith as a new partner in its London office. Prior to joining the national accountancy and advisory group, he was audit partner for Barnes Roffe in the West London office, where he was responsible for advising owner managers and entrepreneurs. Previously he served KPMG for thirteen years, where he most latterly held the position of senior manager in the London middle markets team. Smith has an in-depth knowledge of the media, professional services, travel and consumer product sectors, with a specific focus on owner managed and entrepreneurial businesses.
Laurence Sacker, managing partner of UHY Hacker Young, reflects on the addition: “We are very pleased to have Chris join us at UHY Hacker Young’s London office. There are real synergies with Chris’ sector specialisms and our existing industry strengths from our London office. Chris will also be helping to drive our cloud accounting offering to our existing and prospective clients”.
London-based accountancy firm Jeffreys Henry has promoted Sachin Ramaiya to partner – taking the total number of partners to eleven. He joined Jeffreys Henry in 2007 and has been managing audits of large UK & International clients. Ramaiya is an audit specialist with a client base in various sectors including property, technology, and art galleries. He also manages the firm’s India Desk which provides outsourced accounting services and cross-border tax advice to Indian companies expanding into the UK.
“He is a great asset to the firm and his promotion to Partner will enable us to continue to deliver to our clients the premier, comprehensive and expert service”, states Justin Randall, managing partner of Jeffreys Henry.