Johnston moves from his position as senior manager at KPMG, and has previously worked with EY and PKF. He also has “extensive” experience in managing the portfolios of a diverse range of clients across retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction and power and utilities.
Johnston said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining a firm with genuine ambition and growth plans. I am thrilled and passionate about playing a key role in developing the brand in Glasgow and the wider Scottish market.
“Furthermore, I am extremely motivated by the opportunity to work with dynamic entrepreneurial businesses and really add value to their operations beyond providing a statutory audit.”
Richard Gibson, Armstrong Watson Glasgow’s lead partner, said: “It is fantastic to have someone of Martin’s experience join the Glasgow office and our Scottish Audit and Assurance team.
“With a strong reputation for helping owner-managed, entrepreneurial businesses, Martin is well placed to ensure clients meet both their statutory requirements and also help prepare and support them for their next big event, be it expansion, investment, refinancing or a sale transaction.”
Paul Dickson, Armstrong Watson CEO and managing partner, added: “I am very pleased to have someone of Martin’s experience join Armstrong Watson to lead our Audit and Assurance proposition in Glasgow.
“With the turmoil in the Audit sector, there is a real opportunity for Armstrong Watson to continue to grow as we win clients from larger firms and as clients grow and need the advice and services that Armstrong Watson has to offer.”
Martin’s appointment comes after further senior appointments in line with a continued investment into the audit and assurance services at Armstrong Watson.