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Armstrong Watson promotes new audit and assurance director

Rhys Davies will be responsible for complex audits and over the past two-and-a-half years has helped deliver ‘extensive growth’ within the Yorkshire area

Armstrong Watson has announced the promotion of Rhys Davies to audit and assurance director.

The firm said Davies will play an “integral part” in the “smooth operational running” of the Yorkshire audit and assurance team. He will be responsible for complex audits and over the past two-and-a-half years has helped deliver “extensive growth” within the Yorkshire area.

Davies started as a 21-year-old trainee with the firm in Skipton in 2011 and became an audit senior in 2015. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 2016 and was then 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 proactive, 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 and head of Skipton office at Armstrong Watson, added: “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.”

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