Jenny Reed named Director in Smith & Williamson forensics team

09 June 2021 1 min. read
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Wealth management and professional services firm Smith & Williamson has announced the appointment of Jenny Reed as Director in its forensics services team. Reed most recently led the audit and assurance wing of Baker Tilly International.

Jenny Reed said of the appointment, “I am excited to have joined Smith & Williamson and look forward to helping drive continued growth of the firm’s forensics services practice. I have had a longstanding ambition to work in forensics but thought I had missed the boat, having not moved into that specialism after qualifying. I am looking forward to bringing my audit technical experience to bear on forensic cases, particularly auditor negligence.”

Smith & Williamson’s forensic services team has provided a range of advice to clients for more than 25 years. It works across areas including fraud and financial crime, commercial disputes, valuations, professional negligence matters, monitoring trustee and competition services, and forensic technology.

Jenny Reed, Director, Smith & Williamson

Reed brings over twenty years of experience in the accounting profession, having first worked as an auditor and then in technical, training and compliance. She has worked with clients across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, real estate, scientific technology and pensions.

David Alexander, Head of Forensic Services at Smith & Williamson said, “I am delighted to welcome Jenny to the team. We have ambitious plans to grow our Forensic Services business and Jenny’s experience and skills as an acknowledged auditing expert will enable us to broaden the range of services we offer our clients.”

Smith & Williamson is a UK financial and professional services firm, with around 1,700 staff and 11 offices across the country. With £20.1 billion in funds under management, the firm is also one of the largest independently owned investment managers in the UK.