Goldwells has announced the expansion of its Elgin and Buckie branches in the north of Scotland, with the hiring of Ranald MacDonald ACCA.
MacDonald will spend his time between both branches, and will support clients with tax returns, management accounting and business planning.
Since joining the firm last month, MacDonald has primarily been assisting clients with tax returns and providing advice for companies affected by the pandemic.
MacDonald said: “It has been a busy start as January means tax returns and so we have been working with clients to get those prepared. At the same time, the extended lockdown and new business support packages available from the government has led to queries from clients about how they can protect their businesses and be ready when trading improves.
“I am delighted to be joining the Elgin team at Goldwells, and to be part of the broader Goldwells network across north Scotland. The clients supported by Goldwells are similar to those I have worked with before, and I am enjoying getting to know them, despite the current restrictions.”
He added: “Goldwells has done a fantastic job in supporting businesses across the north during what’s been a turbulent year, and I look forward to working with the interesting mix of clients we have ready to rebuild the economy in the north.”
Gary Addison, Goldwells’ managing director, said: “Ranald is an excellent new appointment for Goldwells. Our Elgin office is doing well and we have a good client base in Moray. The office works with clients across the region, in a host of different industries from retail to oil and gas.”