Accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has appointed Paul Winrow as technical partner.
Winrow will lead the technical department within the firm’s audit practice and his role will include oversight and development for the firm’s audit methodology, responsibility for compliance with professional standards and liaising with external regulators.
Winrow has over seven years’ experience in technical roles in global accounting networks. He was previously the global director of Professional Standards for the Baker Tilly International network, where he oversaw the network’s audit methodology and the global audit quality programme.
Prior to this, he held senior technical roles in Grant Thornton’s technical team. The firm said he has “extensive experience” in dealing with regulatory bodies, especially the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
Winrow said: “It’s a challenging but exciting time for the audit profession in the UK. The nature and structure of audit is evolving fast in response to the needs of the market, regulators and changes in the workplace.
“Quality is central to everything an auditor does. It’s critically important we embrace the challenges confronting the profession and continue to drive improvements in audit quality as we look to cement our place as a leading challenger firm.”
Rakesh Shaunak, managing partner and group chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson, added: “We live in a highly regulated world and the pace of change is accelerating, particularly in the audit sector. Paul’s experience and passion for audit quality will ensure our audit culture remains as up to date and dynamic as possible.”