It comes as the firm said it has “stuck to its ambitious growth plans” despite the ongoing pandemic, and “actively continues to nurture talent as well as recruit during the crisis”.
Davies, who is responsible for complex audits, has already played an “integral” part in the operational running of the firm’s audit and assurance team, and over the past two-and-a-half years has helped deliver extensive growth in the Yorkshire area.
He started as a 21-year-old trainee with the firm in Skipton in 2011 and became an audit senior in 2015.
He later qualified as a chartered accountant in 2016 and was promoted to audit manager. Two years later he became audit senior manager, making his latest move to audit director his fourth promotion in five years.
Davies said: “I am grateful for the significant time and investment Armstrong Watson has put into my continued progression and development. The evolution in the audit market means we have experienced continued growth across Yorkshire through a more pro-active, collaborative, and commercial approach.
“As director, I want to ensure we continue to capitalise on further opportunities, develop and progress the talent in our great team; and maintain our existing relationships with owner-managed and SME businesses across the region.”
Rohan Day, audit partner at Armstrong Watson, said: “Recognising and nurturing the talent we have within the firm is integral to our growth. Rhys is an outstanding example of home-grown talent, having started with Armstrong Watson as a trainee and moving up to become Audit Director within 10 years.
“His achievements are a testament to his ambition and strong attributes of team coaching and development, client handling and exceptional service, as well as his ability to bring new clients on board.”