Thomas Westcott has appointed its financial controller, Simon Cain, to partner, 22 years after he joined the firm as a graduate trainee.
Cain joined the firm as a trainee accountant after graduating from university, he later qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001. He left the firm in 2004 where he joined the team at the University of Exeter, holding the role as deputy financial accountant.
He returned to Thomas Westcott after the firm created a new role for Cain as financial controller.
After a number of mergers, Thomas Westcott now has 17 firms across the South West and needed a specialist finance team.
Commenting on his appointment, Cain said: “It is wonderful to be recognised for my contribution to the firm by being made partner. Early in my career, I recognised that my future would lie in a finance role, rather than in accountancy.
“It was therefore very exciting when I had the opportunity to return to Thomas Westcott to take up this new position.Having completed a number of mergers, the company has grown considerably since I joined in 1997.”
Shona Godefroy, managing partner at Thomas Westcott added: “Congratulations to Simon on being made partner. This is a well-deserved recognition of the contribution he and his team make to the firm.
“Simon’s role in heading up the firm’s internal accounting function is absolutely crucial to our success. I look forward to working with him as the firm continues to grow and develop.”