Career Moves this week: 7 March 2018

CA Today Chicago
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

7 March 2018

Your weekly round-up of the CAs and other business professionals moving into new roles.

David Auld CA admitted as Partner to Robertson Craig

David Auld CA has been promoted to Partner from his previous role as Tax Director in Robertson Craig, a specialist tax firm of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisers.

The firm specialises in advising privately-owned businesses, entrepreneurs and business-owning families. It also works closely with, and provides advice to, other professional advisers whose clients have complex tax issues. David joined Robertson Craig in November 2016 from PwC, where he qualified as a CA in 2008 and spent 11 years working in its Private Business and M&A tax teams.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to join the partnership at Robertson Craig. During my time with the firm, I have worked with fantastic clients and advised on some really interesting transactions. I’m excited about the future and contributing to the growth of the business going forward.”

Iain Gillies, Senior Partner at Robertson Craig, said: "David has integrated really well into the firm in his time here and we’re extremely pleased to admit him as a Partner. He brings a wealth of experience advising owner-managed businesses and in particular, advising on complex transactions and restructures."

IFAC names new Chief Executive Officer

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has announced that Kevin Dancey FCPA FCA will succeed Fayez Choudhury as CEO in May 2018.

Kevin is the former president and CEO of CPA Canada and has enjoyed a long career in the industry. He has previously operated as Senior Partner and CEO of PwC Canada, currently chairs the Finance Canada Departmental Audit Committee, and is National Coordinator of the CPA Canada Martin Family Initiative.

He commented: "To be selected as the next IFAC Chief Executive Officer is a singular honour - a career capstone. Accountants positively influence the global economy in a multitude of ways. I’m looking forward to being a passionate advocate for the 3 million professional accountants represented by IFAC’s more than 175 member organizations in over 130 jurisdictions.”

Deloitte welcomes new Tax Partner

Paul Knight has joined Deloitte as a Tax Partner in corporation tax advisory services.

He has over 20 years' experience in the tax advisory function and previously worked with BDO as Head of Not For Profit Tax. Prior to that appointment, he was a Tax Manager at KPMG.

Paul said: "I am thrilled to be joining a firm with such a breadth and depth of capabilities. I will be using my experience to deliver tax advice that adds value to the Public and Not for Profit Sectors as they continue to evolve, diversify and commercialise.

"The tax environment has never been more complex for these organisations, and Deloitte’s approach to providing the very best tax advisory services is entirely aligned to my personal enthusiasm and commitment to working in this sector."

UHY Hacker Young appoint Corporate Finance Director

Rob Starr has moved into the role of Corporate Finance Director at UHY Hacker Young.

He previously worked at PwC Russia as Corporate Finance Director and is Director of Starr Consultancy, an independent business advisory service.

Laurence Sacker, UHY Hacker Young Managing Partner in London, commented: “Rob brings with him a huge amount of experience. [His] entry into the UHY corporate finance team will add real value in terms of his experience and expanding our advisory offering to businesses.”

Guernsey Finance grows presence in Hong Kong

Dorothy Kwok has joined the new Guernsey Finance promotional agency in Hong Kong as a permanent representative.

The island's financial offering launched a presence in Hong Kong 15 months ago, working with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to promote the market in Asia.

Kate Clouston, Deputy Chief Executive, said: "We have been aiming to increase awareness of Guernsey as an option for the full range of financial services. Our presence in Hong Kong has given us more visibility to the Hong Kong network of intermediaries and has better informed them about the opportunity to work with Guernsey service providers."


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