People in the news: RSM, Moore Stephens, Duncan & Toplis, The Works

In the latest accountancy jobs moves, RSM bolsters forensics team with director hire, Moore Stephens snaps up private client partner and The Works secures ex PwC corporate finance specialist for board position

RSM has strengthened its national forensic practice by appointing Ann Pomfret FCA as forensic director, based in its Manchester office. She joins RSM from BDO where she was a director in the forensic team acting on commercial disputes, shareholder and transactional cases. She has a wealth of experience advising clients with dispute issues gained working in practice, banking and at the Serious Fraud Office in New Zealand.

Discount retailer, The Works, has appointed Stuart Warriner to its board as a non-executive director. Corporate finance specialist, Warriner, joins The Works following his retirement after 30 years at PwC, including 10 years leading its corporate finance team in the North of England from Leeds and Manchester. 

Moore Stephens has brought in Mark McMullen as a new private client partner to advise clients and their families on their financial and tax affairs. He joins from Smith & Williamson, where he was a partner in the private client tax practice. He has over 30 years’ experience working with a range of private clients, specialising in non-domiciled individuals, taxation, property, partnerships and trusts.

Duncan & Toplis has added to the team in Sleaford with the appointment of audit and accounts manager John Raynor. Having worked in accountancy since 2003 after a career change from manufacturing, he brings experience in improving systems and procedures, as well as reducing tax liability for clients. In his previous role at Nicholsons Chartered Accountants, he worked on audits in large companies with a turnover in excess of £60m, in addition to specialising in auditing academies, charities and pension schemes.

Chartered accountants Newby Castleman has promoted three staff who joined the business as trainees to senior roles. Michael Frost and Caroline Walpole have been appointed as audit supervisors, while Sam Faux becomes a manager. Frost started at Newby Castleman as a trainee in September 2011, after graduating from the University of Leicester with a degree in economics and law, and then qualified as an ACA. Walpole joined the firm as an audit junior in 2012 and has progressed through the ranks, earning an ACA accountancy qualification in the process. Faux has over 10 years’ accountancy experience and qualified shortly after joining the firm. She has been promoted from the position of assistant manager to her new role.

Murphy Salisbury is celebrating after several of the firm’s trainees passed their professional accounting qualifications. Chris Ingram, Alison Starkey and Dan Martin have all completed qualifications with the firm having undergone years of training on a wide range of tax and accountancy topics. Ingram and Starkey have gained the ACCA qualification, while Martin has completed all of his CTA exams.

Else Bos, Su-Keun Kwak and Guangyao Zhu have been appointed as trustees of the IFRS Foundation, following approval by the IFRS Foundation Monitoring Board.

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