French Duncan Appoints New Audit Partner
12 March 2013
French Duncan are delighted to announce the appointment of Paula Galloway, former director at a "Big Four" firm, as an audit partner as the expansion of our services across Scotland's Central Belt continues apace.
Having worked in Ireland, Hong Kong and Scotland over the course of her career, Paula brings considerable breadth of experience and professional insight to the firm.
For the last 11 years, Paula was an audit director at KPMG with responsibility for delivering audit and related services to a portfolio of clients, including businesses operating in the manufacturing, construction, engineering, leisure and services sectors in Scotland.
Commenting on her appointment, Paula said: "Having spent the majority of my career working within a Big Four environment, I was delighted with the opportunity to come and work with French Duncan; a dynamic firm with ambition for further significant growth."
"When you consider the extent of the investment that Managing Partner Graeme Finnie and his team have put into the practice over the recent years, it is clear that this is a firm with ambition that, through merger and recruitment, is actively building on its offering - that made it a very attractive proposition for me."
"Companies of all sizes now have options beyond the Big Four when appointing their professional advisers. There is now an abundance of experience available within mid-tier accountancy firms which can provide excellent robust advice - and you can certainly see that in the quality of the people at French Duncan."
French Duncan's Managing Partner, Graeme Finnie, added: "I'm delighted to have been able to secure a partner of Paula's calibre for the firm. I regard this appointment as a reflection on the growth in the stature of this business that has been achieved over recent years."
"Following our recent merge with Macfarlane Gray, French Duncan is now a national Scottish practice and our stated aim is to become our clients' premier advisor. We recognise that our people are our biggest asset and the ability to attract partner's of Paula's stature is evidence that we are well on our way to realising our objectives."