RSM appoints new Partner to Basingstoke office

01 April 2019 3 min. read
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Professional services firm RSM has appointed a new Partner in its financial reporting wing in Basingstoke. Andy Ka has joined the company from Grant Thornton, bringing some 20 years of experience in complex financial reporting matters to the role.

RSM is the world’s sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing 116 countries, 750 offices and 40,000 people internationally. The last year has seen the network collectively deliver a strategy focused on RSM’s people, clients and future-led innovative thinking. In Europe, the firm’s progress was particularly pronounced, with revenue growth more than doubling from 2017 figures to hit 12%.

As RSM looks to build on a successful 2018 and bolster its offering for a busy new year, it has added a number of senior professionals to its UK wing at the start of 2019. Earlier in the year, Simon Jones joined the private client services team, while James Watters strengthened the firm’s employer solutions practice in both Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. Now, RSM has appointed a new Partner to its Basingstoke presence.

RSM appoints new Partner to Basingstoke office

As a Partner in RSM’s financial reporting practice, Andy Ka will be responsible for growing RSM's business across Hampshire and the Thames Valley. Ka is also a specialist in Sino-Anglo cross-border business, helping UK businesses looking to enter the Chinese market and supporting Chinese enterprises looking to enter the UK. He and his team will provide expertise in application of accounting standards, advise on disclosures in financial information (including corporate governance disclosures), support companies preparing for an IPO and provide accounting support on other transactions such as acquisitions or restructuring.

Ka joined RSM from rival mid-tier accounting and consulting firm Grant Thornton, where he spent two extended terms in his career. The latest decade of service at Grant Thornton saw him lead the firm’s Thames Valley financial reporting advisory offering while serving as a senior statutory auditor. Prior to this, he spent around a year as Group Reporting Manager with General Healthcare Group, following his initial five-year stay with Grant Thornton. He began his career with a four-year stint as an Auditor at Haines Watts.

"I am delighted to welcome Andy to the team here in Basingstoke," Mike Blain, Office Managing Partner at RSM in Basingstoke, said. "His technical expertise combined with his business acumen will be of huge value to our existing and prospective clients across Hampshire and the Thames Valley. Our investment in new talent is also a reflection of the recent growth we have experienced in our financial reporting business. Andy's arrival will significantly enhance our capacity to assist corporate clients on their complex compliance and financial reporting needs."