Latest moves: UHY Hacker Young, GT, Baker Tilly, KPMG

Grant Thornton audit director moves to UHY Hacker Young as audit partner, Baker Tilly hires new head of audit and KPMG names 52 new partners 

Subarna Banerjee, former audit director at Grant Thornton, is joining UHY Hacker Young as an audit partner and chair of the firm’s charity and not-for-profit group.  Banerjee spent eleven years at GT where he specialised in the areas of charities, education, and pension schemes and was previously with EY.

Baker Tilly has appointed Jonathan Ericson as its new head of audit. He has been a regional audit managing partner and a member of the audit Management team at the firm since 2011. He first joined Baker Tilly in 1996 before becoming a partner in 2000.

GT has appointed a new audit senior to its team in Douglas in the Isle of Man. Emma Latham has joined the firm after more than three years with PwC.

Baker Tilly has promoted David Morris to director in its technology services team with responsibility for IT services for the North of England and Scotland.  Morris has 27 years internal audit, IT and general business consultancy experience across a very wide variety of market sectors and joined Baker Tilly last year following the merger with RSM Tenon.

KPMG has announced the appointment of 52 partners: 29 promoted from within the firm and 23 external hires, taking the total number of partners in the firm to 613. The latest partner intake includes more than double the number of successful female partner candidates compared with 2013 and a third of newly promoted partners are women.

However, overall just 15% of KPMG’s partners are female, with Simon Collins, UK Chairman at KPMG saying: ‘This is not where we want to be.’ The firm says it plans to more to encourage wider applications from external hires, with the introduction of assertive diversity benchmarking for all external agencies.

Scottish firm Alexander Sloan has appointed partner Philip Morrice, the firm’s head of internal audit, as managing partner, the youngest in the firm’s history. Morrice specialises in providing risk management and assurance services and is also a member of the ACCA’s global business law forum.  In his new role he will be leading the firm’s celebration for its 150th anniversary in 2017.

Larking Gowen has created 16 new posts at its offices in Norfolk and Suffolk as it continues to meet the demand for growth in new clients. The recruits are recent graduates and A-level school leavers who will be studying to become either ACAs or to take the Association of Accounting Technicians (ATT) exams.

The Insolvency Service has appointed two new non-executives, Tracy Bleakley and Alan Graham, who will be chair of the agency’s audit and risk assurance committee. A former director of N M Rothschild & Sons, Graham has extensive non-executive experience including being non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of the Serious Fraud Office. Bleakley is the CEO of the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners and her career includes thirteen years in management consultancy with Price Waterhouse, Accenture and ITV.

Pat Sweet |Reporter, Accountancy Daily [2010-2021]

Pat Sweet was the former online reporter at Accountancy Daily and contributor to the monthly Accountancy magazine, pub...

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