Roberts joins RSM from EY, bringing with him “significant” financial reporting and risk assurance experience in the financial services sector.
In his career to date, Roberts has specialised in advising financial services firms on the commercial and regulatory impact of the accounting and financial reporting challenges they face.
He has also worked with a wide range of UK and international clients, delivering projects such as corporate reorganisations, acquisitions and disposals, and the implementation of new accounting standards.
In his new role based in the Midlands, the firm said he will focus on broadening RSM’s financial services offering nationally, drawing on the firm’s expertise and talent from across the UK and internationally.
Mark Taylor, RSM regional managing partner for the central region, said: “I’m delighted to welcome James to the team. He brings with him extensive technical and pragmatic experience in advising financial services businesses.
“Given the regulatory and strategic challenges currently facing financial firms across the region, James’ expertise will be in great demand both from our existing and prospective clients.”